St. Demetrius Tower

Outside the Votive church stands the Saint Demetrius Tower, the oldest architectural relic of the city. The remain of the church erected in honour of Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki living in the 4th century is called the Dömötör Tower by the people of Szeged. Its foundation under the present ground level is from the 11th century, its lower, roman style part is from the 12th century while its early gothic levels were probably built in the 13th century. During the course of the construction of the Votive Church, the tower, almost pulled down, could survive as the baptizing chapel of the church. It was that time when Vilmos Aba-Novák painted the frescos ‘Baptism of Christ’on the walls of the tower. In the orders of arches of the doorway stones from the roman era were inserted, above them can be found the 12th century Stone Lamb, the oldest sculptural monument of the city. The wrought iron door decorated with the symbols of Catholic liturgy is a nicely made artwork of János Bille.

 

You can buy the ticket at the Dóm Visitor Center, you can see the tower for at least 4 people. The Dömötör Tower can be used only for guided tours in order to preserve the frescoes of Vilmos Aba-Novák at a price of 600 HUF / person. The price of 600 HUF / person includes the entrance and presentation of the Dömötör tower. No pre-registration required.

 

Dömötör-Tower:

Adult: 600 HUF
Retired – student: 400 HUF
Family: 1800 HUF
For groups over 20 people: 10 % discount

Tower + Dömötör-tower:

Adult: 1200 HUF
Retired – student: 700 HUF
Family: 4000 HUF
For groups over 20 people: 10 % discount

Exhition +Dömötör-tower:

Adult: 1000 HUF
Retired – student: 600 HUF
Family: 3000 HUF
For groups over 20 people: 10 % discount

Extra tower + exhibition + Dömötör-tower:

Adult: 1600 HUF
Retired – student: 1000 HUF
Family: 5000 HUF
For groups over 20 people: 10 % discount

Information

ADDRESS:
6720 Szeged, Dóm tér

 

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