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Franciscan Church, Ferencesek temploma - Veszprm

The first Franciscan monks arrived in Veszprem at the beginning of the 1680s. Their first sanctuary, a small house and chapel built on the site where the today's church and monastery stand, burnt down along with the whole Castle.
The building works of the new monastery started in 1722 whereas the next year the monks began to build a church as well. The monastery was enlarged by another storey and was connected to the church. Italian pictures decorate the walls of the refectory since more than 200 years.
The significance of the church is that the poet and monk Pal Anyos was buried in its crypt.


Veszprm with 59,000 inhabitants lies in the central Transdanubian region, at the meeting-point of the Bakony Hills and the Balaton Uplands.
The history of the city goes back to the Hungarian settlement of the country in the ninth century, when Veszprm belonged to the estate of the ruling family; it became the City of Queens thanks to Giselle, the consort of Hungarys first king, St. Stephen and in 1001 it grew to be one of the most significant centres of the Catholic Church as the bishops seat. Historic documents mention St. Michaels Cathedral, situated in the castle surrounded by wonderfully preserved baroque buildings, as the first and oldest cathedral in the country. The Catholic Church has remained a vital force in the life of Veszprm as our city has been an archbishopric since 1993.
Veszprm is known for a vivid cultural life throughout the year. Three theatres and a whole series of festivals provide entertainment to inhabitants and visitors alike all year round. Besides the cultural events and the historic sights you can find here the Kittenberger Klmn Botanical Garden and Zoo Park of well-deserved European fame.
The castle was built in the 10th-11th centuries on one of the seven hills of Veszprm. The castle district later gained a Baroque character. Most sights, including excellent lookouts and important cultural venues, are clustered here.(Source:Vendgvr)

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  • Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8900 W: 3 N: 20435] (82620)
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