Posted by Eszter Hermann · Jan 10, 2015

According to website, St Stephen’s Basilica of Budapest is on the list of the top 10 most photographed places in 2014.


The results were drawn according to Sightsmap’s heat map and are based on the location and frequency of the photos uploaded to Google Panoramio. No wonder there was a huge number of photos; smartphones and taking selfies have become very popular in 2014. St. Stephen’s Basilica made the top list, it became the 10th most photographed building in the world. No wonder why; Budapest is becoming a more and more popular destination in Europe and Basilica is one of the most beautiful sights of the capital.

St. Stephen’s Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica named after the first king of Hungary, whose right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was built in 1905 in a neo-classical style and today is the third largest church building in Hungary. Ever since its completion, it has played an active role in the musical community; head organists of the church have always been highly respected, recognized musicians and the building has housed numerous classical music, choral music and contemporary music performances. It’s choir often performs in different parts of Europe as well as at home.

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