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University Church, Budapest Overview

Built on the site of an Ottoman mosque, the University Church is a beautifully structured Baroque styled church in Budapest, Hungary. With the Turks moving out of Budapest, the church's order was formed in the 13th Century and has a beautifully decorated interior and exterior. The paintings at the ceiling, the pulpit and the copy of the 'Black Madonna of Czestochowa' are the artistic attractions of this place.

 

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The church has a single central nave with columns and enclosed side chapels. The walls here are encased in artificial marble with an exterior which has a rising, narrow façade along with two copper soaked towers and a breathtaking interior which is revealed after passing through the beautifully carved wooden door. Inside the church, the ceiling features gorgeous paintings, frescos which were made by Johann Bergl portraying the life of Mary and has an impressive baroque pulpit as the highlights. Above the main altar of the church a copy of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, dating back to the 1720s has been put up along with the sculptures of Saint Paul and Saint Anthony on the altar.

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