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Votive Church Cathedral glass window
Szeged

(Local Name: Fogadalmi Templom)

The town owes its splendid cathedral, which adjoins the north side of the Dóm tér (Dóm Square), to a vow by the citizens of Szeged during the floods. The plans for the church, built in 1913-30, were by Ernö Foerk and Frigyes Schulek, whose design for the façade was inspired by the Italian Romanesque cathedrals. Above the main doorway is the 3m (10ft)high statue of the Madonna, the patron of the church and protector of Hungary (Patrona Hungariae). To the left and right of the Madonna are the twelve apostles in the form of mosaic pictures. An interesting representation of the Madonna can be found inside the cathedral in the mosaic by Ferenc Márton over the baldachin of the high altar. It is also known as the "Madonna in a fur coat", as she is depicted wearing a richly decorated fur coat, typical of the Great Plain region, as well as red slippers typical of Szeged. There is a notable crucifix by János Fadrusz on a side altar.

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Copyright: Tibor Illes
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 7000x3500
Taken: 21/11/2008
Uploaded: 21/11/2008
Updated: 28/02/2015
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