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Gary T
4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Do not purchase a ticket. The basilica is free to enter. You can't jump the queue, so its pointless. If your on a vatican museum/cistine Chappel tour and pay the extra for the tour, you can queue jump, and the queue is hrs. Paying for a basilica ticket/scan code is a complete con.
Written 28 April 2023
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JSTrip_77
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,299 contributions
Apr 2023
Don’t let the construction and renovation work deter you from visiting this amazing church. The artwork is incredibly impressive and yet, at the same time, light and happy which contrasts with the heavy and dark art in so many churches. This was the first attraction we encountered walking from the train station and really set the tone for a wonderful day!
Written 23 April 2023
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pawel_hbg
Sopot, Poland9,999 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Very impressive building. Unfortunately being renovated and closed so we didn't see much...
I hope it will be opened soon for public.
Written 12 August 2020
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,236 contributions
Jul 2020
The Basilica in Eger and the surrounding areas were under construction. I was not a good timing for visiting.
However, the Basilica looked fine.
Written 28 July 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Sept 2019
The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Apostle (a.k.a. Eger Cathedral) is the seat of Catholic Archdiocese of Eger. The cathedral was built 1831 - 1837, designed by architect József Hild. The cathedral is grandly set on a small hill, facing Eszterházy Károly University. A monumental staircase is flanked with statues (Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the left and Saint Steven and Saint Ladislas on the right). The neo-Classical portal is supported by six Corinthian columns with a pediment inscribed with "Venite Adoramus Dominium" (Come, let us worship the Lord). At the top of the main building are statues of the Virgin Mary flanked by saints. The interior is a basilica with three naves, softly lit by fan windows and lavishly decorated. The 40-m dome contains a large mural in Italianate style. The carved marble pulpit and main alter are well done. From May to October there is a daily half-hour organ concert at noon. The Basilica is open from 7am-7pm Mon-Sat, 1-7pm Sun with a suggested donation of 300 HUF.
Written 18 March 2020
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Addamz
Eger, Hungary58 contributions
May 2019
This is the second biggest Basilica in Hungary and it's incredibly wonderful. It's a known landmark in Eger, in the center, so anyone can visit places where this building shines during the day. Inside it's very detailed, big decorations and a huge space present how rich the catholic church was and this place has a great history.

We have held our wedding here a few years ago also.

Nowadays it is in progress of a renovation work both internal and external so you may not visit it and / or be disappointed how it looks now, but worth to check later, maybe next year or so.
Written 10 January 2020
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Leonard
San Francisco, CA9 contributions
Nov 2019
to our big suprise the basilica was in a very good shape and looked rich inside. It's locate in the very center and it was an easy walk to it.
Written 6 December 2019
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Hong Kong, China4,576 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
This compares favourably with the basilica in Budapest and it’s easy to see why they are mentioned in the same breath. A beautiful building.
Written 4 August 2019
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,006 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Absolutely stunning church. Same designer as St. Stephen's in Budapest. Huge inside, lovely muted colors. Dome paintings stunning. Worth a look for sure. Nicest church I've seen in Hungary so far.
Written 8 July 2019
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cricketfanBB
Auckland226 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Well worth a look, this seems to be an active church. The marble pillars are quite good and the inside walls colourful
Written 20 June 2019
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