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Saint Elisabeth Church

Local name: Árpádházi Szent Erzsébet templom

The church Elżbieta Węgierska is distinguished by two towers 76 meters high and a beautiful rose garden that surrounds it. On the facade above the main entrance we will see a rosette, and above it a statue of Saint Elizabeth by György Kiss, surrounded by statues of Saint Stephen and Saint Władysław, Hungarian kings.

The church was designed by the well-known Hungarian architect, Imre Steindl, in the neo-Gothic style. Construction was completed in 1901. Until World War II, the church had four bells, but two of them were melted down and used to make weapons during the war. They have never been reconstructed, which is why the temple now has two bells.

Saint Elżbieta Węgierska, patron of the church, was the daughter of King Andrzej II. After being widowed at a young age, she refused to remarry and devoted her life to serving the poor and the sick. She funded two hospitals in which she also worked.


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    Saint Elisabeth Church map
    Rózsák tere 81074 Budapest , Hungary