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2019. August 29.

Complicated patterns, rich ornamentation, monumentality, strong contrasts and dynamism, these are the main stylistic traits of the Baroque age. The city of Győr is almost synonymous with Baroque becoming the defining style of art during the Turkish occupation of Hungary, as it is considered to be one of the most important centers of the Baroque period. However, the style was popular in other towns and villages of the region too. Seek out these beautiful buildings and sculptures and experience the spirit of the Baroque period.

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The Archduke Friedrich Habsburg, general field marshall and supreme commander of the Monarchy's armies settled down in his Mosonmagyaróvár manor in 1920 becoming the first of the city's bourgeoisie. He was greatly respected in the city was invited to all social events. The town's most beautiful Baroque monument is the Saint Gotthard parish church located in the historical downtown. The crypts under the church were offered to the Habsburg family by the town. This is the final resting place of Archduke Friedrich Habsburg and his wife Princess Isabella of Croy. Their double-walled metal coffins can be found in the two chambers at either side of the crypt on red marble catafalques.

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In the center of the municipality of Halászi, there are two gabled Rural Baroque houses beside each other, the Neuberger House and the Fazekas House. These are masterpieces of folk architecture from approximately the beginning of the 19th century.

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The Baroque monument depicts the crucified Jesus and the two thieves. The black cottonwood beside the Calvary scene is a protected natural asset. The tree, with a trunk circumference of 550 cm is approximately 100 years old.

Baron Lázár Apponyi de Nagyappony, Lord of Ráró had the Calvary scene where everything appears in threes built in 1738. There are three slender cube capital columns on the oval parapet. These uphold the three-sided vault. Below them, we see three crosses, the outer two turn toward the middle one. The Baroque monument depicts Jesus on the cross and the two thieves at either side. The wrought iron cross at the top of the roof is an impressive work. The roof is made of red shingles.

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This complex of Baroque churches is unique throughout Hungary and is considered to be one of the seven wonders of Győr-Moson-Sopron County. Even from afar, it is already an impressive sight with its 47-meter tower rising gracefully toward the sky and its two chapels. It looks like a mother with her two children.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross on the right was built in the 16th century. At this time, the building was surrounded by a cemetery. The Heroes' Chapel on the left side was built in 1929 with donations made by village citizens, marble plaques honor the names of the fallen heroes of the war.

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The centre of Győr provides one of the most beautiful and cosiest Baroque cityscapes of Hungary. Almost all of the buildings are listed or historical buildings, while their historic character is preserved properly. Turning into any street, we will almost certainly find a Baroque building or a public work of art. Some examples of great Baroque works of art, without being exhaustive, are listed below:

    • Káptalandomb (Chapter Hill): the 18th-century Baroque building of the Old Seminary, now the seat of the Diocesan Treasury and Library, • Gutenberg Square: statue of the ark of the covenant, the monument was erected by King Charles III in 1731 to make atonement for the damage of the Eucharist, • Apáca Street: Ursuline Church and Monastery, • Rákóczi Street: The Old Town Hall, a baroque building dating from the 16th century, received its present form between 1753 and 1774, and today it serves as the Archives of Győr Town of County Rank, • Széchenyi Square: The Apátúr House, the most beautiful monument of the mature Baroque bourgeois architecture in Győr, dating back to the 17th century, is a building from the 18th century in its present state and serves now as an exhibition venue of the Flóris Rómer Museum of History and Art. The Benedictine Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola is a two-tower early Baroque church, built between 1634 and 1641. Mary's Column was erected in Baroque style in 1686. The early Baroque building of the Benedictine monastery, built between 1651 and 1667, is the former Jesuit pharmacy on the corner of Gergely Czuczor Street (now Széchényi Museum Pharmacy) with early baroque-style stucco ornaments from around 1660 and two figurine cabinets, • Ferenc Liszt Street: Zichy Palace, the present wedding hall and the seat of the Győr Art and Festival Centre • Király (King) Street: Esterházy Palace, now home to the Flóris Rómer Museum of History and Art, • Bécsi kapu (Vienna Gate) Square: The Bécsi kapu Square is one of the most beautiful Baroque squares of Hungary. It is one of the oldest squares of Győr and received its present form in the Baroque period. Here, all the buildings are listed buildings. The Altabak House, the Ott House, and the Carmelite Church stand out among them.

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Difficulty: Medium
Distance: 61 km
Duration: 06:05:58
Ascent: 369 m
Descent: 26 m
Refreshing point: Nincs
Level difference: 26m
Created: 2019.10.04
Number of appearance: 4844
Number of viewing: 2342
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