St. Stephen's Basilica's Treasury

In the first, arched hall century old relics of the construciton and history of the Basilica are on display: maquettes, plaster casts, the apostolic breve conferring  the title "Basilica Minor" and specialities such as a "Holy Family" painted by Murillo, a bronze gate by Csaba Ozsvári, a copy of the Sacred Crown made of Herend porcelain as well as a full gala dredd of the crown guard. The most valuable liturgical objects are exposed in a Tower room attached to a symbolic chapel of relics in the two inner halls of the Treasury: i.e. : monstrances and chalices (the largest one in Hungary from 1938 and a gift from Blessed Pope John Paul II from 1991 among them), prerequisites for administering the Sacraments such as censers, candlesticks, silver sanctuary lamps, croisiers and ornamental, liturgical attires, also relics of sacred art in the last two hundred years. A rich choice from the bequest of personal belongings, as well as liturgical articles of confessor prelate Cardinal József Mindszenty, Servant to God, add special interest to the renewed Treasury.

references: Szent István Bazilika Plébániai Hivatal

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