#ThursdayDoors – St Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments below, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time). 

This week, I’m featuring St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest.

The church is named after Saint Stephen I of Hungary, the first King of Hungary (c. 975–1038), whose “incorruptible” right hand is housed in the reliquary.

St Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest
Beautiful front door of the Basilica
One of the elaborate inside doors
Another gorgeous inside door
The reliquary or shrine containing St Stephen’s right hand

My great blogging friend, John Rieber, has also shared a Thursday Doors post about Budapest and a journey on the Orient Express: https://johnrieber.com/2020/09/03/open-these-thursdaydoors-and-take-an-amazing-trip-to-budapest-on-the-orient-express/. He did some interesting things in Budapest that we didn’t have time for so do pop over and have a look at this post. He has many other great ones too.

35 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors – St Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest

  1. Thanks for the link! My wife and I also visited St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest – but I didn’t really take any pictures of doors that weren’t wide shots of the entire building! Thanks to you I have learned to be more focused in my filming!

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    1. Hi Jan, you are right about that but the entire community poured funding into the religious buildings at this time in history. They represented the wealth of the city. This one is very impressive with all the gold and dark red.

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    1. Yes, this basilica has a real feel of the middle east Catholicism, Liz, which was different for me. There was a lot of gold and dark red in the decor. In the UK, the cathedrals have a lot of white marble and are not as ostentatious. The basilica is very awe-inspiring.

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      1. Your pictures reminded me of Art History in college. We spent a good bit of time on the architecture of early cathedrals and how the design reflected different phases in the development of Christianity. Fascinating!

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      1. we’ve got something in common. I had a chance to teach in London a couple of years ago for 10 weeks, and we fell in love with the city. If we could afford to live there, we would seriously consider it as a place to retire to…

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