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“A historical chapel, with excellent frescoes and sculptures”
Review of Saint Roch Parish

Saint Roch Parish
Ranked #418 of 508 things to do in Budapest
Reviewed 12 January 2018

The Chapel of St. Roch is adjacent to and attached to the public hospital of the same name. The current structure was completed around 1711, at the site of older churches, which some say go back to the 4th century AD. The present chapel was built in an attempt to protect the city (Pest) from the then raging black plague. Decades later an hermitage was added to the chapel an later still, a crypt. The church has undergone multiple additions, restorations and remodelings, including the addition of the great frescoes on the interior walls and the multiple stone sculptures both inside the chapel and on the facade. The hospital was added almost a century after the chapel was built. The chapel houses relics of St. Roch, St. Rosalie and St. Sebastian, as well as a piece of the Holy Cross. The facade is decorated by well-executed stone sculptures of multiple saints: Roch, Rosalie, Elizabeth, Stephen, Margaret, Laszlo and Emeric (these five, being Hungarian saints), as well as John Nepomuk and Gellert. To the right of the main entrance there is a large stone crucifix with a stone statue of the Madonna at the bottom.

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