The University Church : Michelin's recommendations
It is undoubtedly the best appreciated Baroque Church in the city. Originally it formed part of a convent of nuns from the order of Saint Paul, the only religious order founded in Hungary in the 13th Century and abolished in 1782 under the reign of Joseph II. The outside is very stunning. The façade is covered by a pediment decorated with the emblem of the order and it is fitted between two bell towers with an onion-shaped dome tipped with a cross. The statues of Saint Paul the hermit and Saint Anthony are visible on the top of the pediment. A beautiful door carved in wood reveals an interior whose sumptuous decoration reveals some frescos (note those on the ribbed ceiling depicting scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary), some fake marbles, of the gilt ornaments and wood carvings. In the choir above the altar there is a copy of the Black Virgin from the monastery of Jasna Góra (Czêstochova, Poland). The pulpit is splendid. Like some other ornaments in the Church it is made of carved wood (confessional boxes, organ tribune railings, benches), it was made by the nuns. Close to the Church, the Loránd Eötvös University (Law and Economics) occupies a Neo-Baroque building.
- Address : Papnövelde Utca 7 H - Budapest 10531053Budapest
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