Great Church (Nagytemplom)
Great Church (Nagytemplom)
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Tina Z
1,001 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
It is a staple in Debrecen and cannot be missed in your walk throughout the city. I did not go inside, but it's good to know that at certain times it is possible go inside, but you have to purchase a ticket. Something I recommend if you are not going inside is that at least you enter the little pyramid aside, near the hungarian flag pole because it is interesting to see a bell represention inside the wall and it is indicative of the fact that inside that church, or so they say, they have the biggest bell in Hungary.
Written 9 June 2023
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Ray C (Lionheart)
Swansea, UK88 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Lovely well designed building on the outside but disappointing on the inside architecturally!
We went up the tower to see the bell tower which was very difficult to negotiate as wooden ladders were very steep and narrow.
I did enjoy the view from the top though!
Written 10 March 2023
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Joe
Budapest, Hungary4,866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Beautiful and historical cathedral in the city centre. I used my civil servant discount which makes it even better.

You can walk around and admire the interior, stained-glass windows, pews and alter. Or just have a quiet moment of contemplation and prayer.

Further upstairs there is the historical church bell and original timber roof.   And at the rooftop you get magnificent sweeping views of downtown Debrecen.  You can see the trams coming and going, the European architecture and people going about their business. 

From outside the cathedral is magnificent. Amazing photo opportunities from close or faraway and there is a small park you can sit in and admire the architecture.
Written 29 November 2022
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Ibolya B
Debrecen, Hungary3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The Great Church is a special place even for non-believers since it is an iconic historical building of Debrecen with very interesting exhibitions. For me it is a place of peace and worship.
Written 11 February 2022
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium13,385 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
Very impressive and beautiful church, located in the city center with a nice square and statue in front of it, great photo ops here!
Written 10 August 2020
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Natalie D
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
It's a beautiful statement of the city. The location of the church is the perfect guidance spot for the tourist who get lost in this big "town".
Written 5 August 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Reformed Great Church (a.k.a. református nagytemplom) dominates the city center between Kossuth square and Kalvin square. It is the largest Protestant church in Hungary with the largest bell . It was built in 1822 in neoclassical style, designed by Mihály Péchy. The facade is framed by two 61m towers with Baroque roofs and a triangular pediment in between. The left (western) tower contains the 4.6 tonne Rákóczi bell, and offers views over the city (210 steps to climb). Inside, the 55m nave is austere, with dark wooden alter and pulpit. The church has two organs, one above the main entrance, and an older, nicely decorated classical organ behind the pulpit, built in 1838 by Jakob Deutschmann. In April 1849 Lajos Kossuth read the Declaration of Independence from Austria here; there are several exhibits inside the church. The church is beautifully lit at night, and is open daily, generally 9am-6pm (but hours vary slightly on weekends and by season). There is an entry fee of 500 HUF.
Written 19 March 2020
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MarriedAnd-Over-50
Mission, Canada1,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
As you enter the downtown area of Debrecen it is massive and impossible to miss. It is the largest Protestant Church in Hungary and it has the largest Bell of the Protestant Churches in Hungary. That is why Debrecen is called the Calvinist Rome.
There were several churches which were destroyed, one before the present church burned during the Great Fire that destroyed Debrecen in 1802 and the construction of this Great Church started in 1805. The capacity is for 5000 people. The towers are 61 meters high. It is worth visiting.
Written 20 December 2019
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Joe_Futo
Debrecen, Hungary13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It is an impressing, even unique church for a Calvinist one - large, beautiful classical style exterior. Inside it is simple; no ornaments just as expected from a Calvinist church. Still you can feel some simple clear beauty, a sort of rural spiritual emanation. It is the most significant Calvinist church in Hungary - the symbol of Debrecen, the city that was known as the "Calvinist Rome" for centuries. It is very important for profane history as well - the dethronisation of the Habsburgs was declared here during the liberty war of 1848-49.
Written 17 November 2019
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Carie M
Dothan, AL17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Beautiful church. If you want a wonderful view of Debrecen go to the top of the towers. There is a lift if you feel you cannot climb the narrow, steep stairs Just be aware of the steepness and low beams in certain sections. It was well worth the climb. The view was spectacular.
Written 18 September 2019
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