St. Anne’s Church
St. Anne’s Church is considered by many to be the best example of Italian Baroque architecture in Budapest which over the years has been rebuilt several times.
Founded between 1740 and 1762. It was begun by Kristóf Hamon and was completed by Mátyás Nepauer. The temple has suffered over 200 years of wars, floods and, earthquakes, the authorities spoke about knocking it down on several occasions due to its pitiful appearance, especially when the Budapest Metro was being constructed.
Finally, they decided to keep the church and it was restored between 1970 and 1984.
Inside the church
The church’s interior is very colourful with various twentieth-century frescoes, as well as eighteenth-century paintings. The temple is very representative with its two spires on the building’s façade.
St Anne doesn’t offer guided tours and only opens during the services. This church also organizes classic music concerts.
Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 6:30 pm.
Sundays: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm.
Metro: Batthyány tér, line M2 (red).
Tram: Batthyány tér, lines 19 and 41.
Bus: Batthyány tér, lines 11, 39, 86, 111, 160 and 260.
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