Lébény

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The Romanesque church
Lébény
Country  Hungary
County Győr-Moson-Sopron
Area
 • Total 81.36 km2 (31.41 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 3,173
 • Density 38.99/km2 (101.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9155
Area code(s) 96

Lébény is a town in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary. It has a Romanesque monastic church commenced in 1208. Similar medieval Hungarian clan / family financed "house" churches are in Ják, Ócsa, Nyírbátor, Harina, Mălâncrav.

Aerial view

Romanesque Church in Hungary from the early 13th century[edit]

Lébény, a town midway between Mosonmagyaróvár and Győr, North-West Hungary, has a famous historical monument, the St. James' parochial church. Originally, the church was built for a Benedictian Monastery. Its three naves and three apses are formed in a basilica structure. Columnar capitals are sculptured in the form of plant ornamentation.

Outer references[edit]

  • Gerő László (1984): Magyar műemléki ABC. Budapest,
  • Gervers-Molnár Vera (1972): A középkori Magyarország rotundái. (Rotunda in the Medieval Hungary). Akadémiai, Budapest
  • Henszlmann Imre: Magyarország ó-keresztyén, román és átmeneti stylü mű-emlékeinek rövid ismertetése, Királyi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest, 1876.

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