The oldest church in Pest
The Inner City Parish Church (Belvárosi Plébaniatemplom), located next to Elizabeth Bridge, is the oldest church in Pest. Founded in 1046, it bears witness to various architectural styles. Underneath the baroque façade and the gothic walls are the remains of a Romanesque basilica, built in the 12th century.
The square next to the church, as well as the crypt exposes some Roman ruins, including the remains of Contra-Aquincum. The fort was built as an outpost of Aquincum.
Re-Opening Event to Tours of the Oldest Church of Pest (Hungary)
After 2 years of indoor reconstruction, the church once again welcomes its visitors not only for sacral events, but for touring as well. A group of tourism experts* have volunteered to aid the church in re-entering the capital’s robust, progressive, and vivid tourist life. They have formulated an extensive specialty package for this grand occasion, including the updates of social media contacts, a website, etc.
The re-opening ceremony was first launched on September 27, 2016, on World Tourism Day. There were about 400 pre-registered visitors present for the guided tour and professional presentation of the church. We welcomed the tourist public, including journalists, guides, representatives of tour operators, and even young students interested in tourism. The event was thoroughly photographed and about a dozen news articles and TV scenes were published.
Our team of volunteers are determined to work with continued enthusiasm to organize visits, concerts, and cultural performances at this breathtaking church.
We await to share this wonderful experience with you too!
*including Kata Ihász, owner of RUTA, LLC. (DMC and Tour Operator)
**Drawing on the right picture is the courtesy of our traveller, Harrold H.