Veszprém

Located in the castle, Saint Michael Cathedral was built on the orders of King Saint Stephen's wife, Gisella, after which event the Queen of Hungary became the owner patroness of the Cathedral.  In the castle a Queen's palace was also built. In the centre of the castle area, on the site of the former Queen' home stands a baroque episcopal palace. It was built by Jakab Fellner between 1765 - 1776. In the middle of the castle's main square stands the staue of the Holy Trinity, ordered by Márton Padányi Biró Bishop of Veszprém, made by sculptor Ferenc Simon and master stonemason Tamás Walch. The artistic composition, the statues and reliefs elevate this piece a masterpiece of Hungarian baroque. The Bishop, during the plague epidemic, thought it of utmost importance the devotion to the Holy Trinity, thus they had a daily litany at the statue to deepen this siritual focus. The statue is constructed in a triangular shape, as a symbol of the trinity.On the southern side the Virgin Mary, above her head angels holding a crown can be seen. At her feet the stone-carved coat of arms of the Bishop is displayed, with the date of 1750 surfacing from the following chronogram: "STRVEBATVR PRO GLORIA CVLTVQVE DIVINO AEVITERNO VNI ET TRINO A BIRO ANTISTITE MARTINO" "Erected for the glory and the respect, for the Holy and Eternal One and Three, by Bishop Márton Bíró" On the pedestal of the statue the patron saint of the Bishop, Saint Martin's figure in relief, in the scene of the sharing of the cloak can be seen. The statue of the Bishop Martin was also included in the line of Hungarian Saints on the pedestal. 

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The St George Abbey of Ják was founded by Marthinus Magnus de Jaak in cca. 1220, and it was consecrated in 1256. Its magnificent recessed doorway is the finest example of Hungary’s Romanesque architecture. The monastery, built adjacent to the church but destroyed in the late 16th century, was the home of Benedictine monks.   .....

 

 

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