Religious Sights

From churches to cathedrals, synagogues and abbeys – Hungary is home to hundreds of beautiful religious locations and sights. These buildings take visitors back to different ages in history, and carry the marks of events such as the foundation of the Hungarian state, coronations, the Reformation and the era of the Ottoman rule.

Saint Stephen’s Basilica is one of the most beautiful ecclesiastical sights in the country and is the third-tallest building in Hungary, where visitors can enjoy a wonderful 360° panorama from its lookout tower.


Matthias Church is the gemstone of the Castle District with its snow-white, lacework tower and a roof covered with colourful tiles made by the Zsolnay factory.


The Dohány utca Synagogue is the second largest synagogue in the world, while the cathedral on Castle Hill in Esztergom is the largest church in Hungary.


The Hungarian declaration of independence was read out by Lajos Kossuth in the Reformed Great Church in Debrecen, and the almost 1,000-year-old Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Benedictine abbey on the Tihany peninsula is a must-see: it’s the jewel of Lake Balaton.


Gül Baba ‘– the father of roses’ – was already an icon when he was alive, and his tomb was built in the 16th century. The Footsteps of the Wonder Rabbis is a pilgrimage that leads us into the Jewish heritage of northern Hungary.


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