Treasures of Budapest
AVEC General Assembly Participants and Accompanying Persons are invited to join the touristic programme to be organized on
5th October, Saturday
During this tour we will try to show you the most beautiful sights of the city.
|Matthias Church||Fishermen’s Bastion||Gellért Hill and the Citadel||Heroes’ Square|
Visit St. Stephen’ Basilica with “mini concert” at the end
St Stephen’s Basilica of Budapest is one of the most beautiful and significant churches and touristic attractions of the country. This is partly due to its historical heritage, of being dedicated to the holy king St Stephen who was also the founder of the Hungarian state, and partly to the architectural and artistic value of the building itself. A campaign to raise funds for the construction of the church commenced in the 1810-es, however, construction works did not start until August 14, 1851, based on the drawings of József Hild, a leading citizen and architect of Pest.