After the Great Flood (1879) destroying the city, the people of Szeged made an oath to build a majestic catholic church. Following a long period of planning and several debates it wasn’t until 1913 that the construction started. Being too costly, the original plans of Frigyes Schulek were modified by Ernő Foerk. The construction of the church came to a halt because of World War I, and it wasn’t continued until 1923. The Votive Church was consecrated on 24th October, 1930. The cathedral of Our Lady of Hungary is the fourth largest church in the country. Its architecture is characterised by the mixture of Roman, gothic and eastern Byzantine style elements. Its interior features curiosities like the organ with 9,040 pipes, the image of Madonna dressed in shepherds felt cloak and Szeged slippers, as well as the statue ‘Christ on the Cross’ by János Fadrusz, who won the main prize at Paris World’s Fair in 1900.
Szeged Cathedral Visitor Centre:
Combinated Prices: (Tower + Exhibiton)
Adult: 1000 HUF
Pensioner/Student: 600 HUF
Family: (2 adults+max 2 children, under 18 yers old) 2600 HUF
Groups: (20 Persons) – 10 % Reduction
The church can be visited from Monday to Sunday: 08.00-17.00 except for masses and ceremonies.
Admission is for free.
Admission fee for the Tower: 600 HUF/adult, 400 HUF/students, pensioners. 10% discount for groups with more than 20 members, 20% discount for groups with more than 50 members.
Adult: 500 HUF
Students, pensioners: 300 HUF
Family:( 2 adults + max. 2 children) 1300 HUF
Tourist guide in Hungarian can be organized with prior arrangement for 10.000 HUF/group.
Tourist guide in English, German can be organized with prior arrangement for 12.000 HUF/group.
Mass: Monday-Saturday 07.00 and 18.00, Sunday 8.30, 10.00, 11.30, 18.00.
6720 Szeged, Dóm tér