Church of Our Lady of Sarlós (Budapest – Újlak)

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The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary is an history Roman Catholic church in Újlak, Budapest II district.


Above its main entrance is a Latin inscription (CREATORI 1705 CREATURA) announcing the year the parish was founded.

The current building was erected between 1746 and 1766 by Kristóf Hamon and Máté Nöpauer.

The main altar was designed by Kristóf Hickisch and inaugurated in 1799. The bell tower, designed in the middle of the main façade, had to be demolished in 1765 due to a static defect, and the tower to the south side was replaced. The top had to be renovated twice due to elemental disasters (a rainstorm in 1875). Its present form was given by Miklós Ybl in 1877. It was then that he gained his eclectic look today. It was renovated in 1957-1960 and again in 1997.

Church interior[edit]

Underneath the triple arch line, which holds the organ gallery, is the one-nave interior covered with three vaults. In terms of proportions and layout, it seems larger than its actual extent; curved side lobes on both sides increase the spatial effect, with "retracted" wall sections for absorbing the horizontal forces of the arch straps.

The murals were painted in the 1920s.


The painting on the main altar is the Visitation of the Virgin Mary to Saint Elizabeth. Visit to Falconer József Ferenc, a sculpture by Held by Frigyes (1799). The rotating sanctuary is about the former 1761 altar. One pulpit (1747-48), gift of a Buda clarinet, 1774; the altar of St. Anne on the other side of a triumphal arch - from a church in Matthias - can be used here in 1779.

A good carved Pietà statue (1818) by Lőrinc Dunaiszky. The side altars are made up of donations from new citizens and their dear saints (St. Sebastian's plays a multiplier role). It was claimed to be Saint Florian (1778). Another next step: St. Anthony of Padua (1777–78), followed by an altar of the Virgin Mary (1760). a copy of a main altar today). The closest to the main altar is the Altar of the Heart of Jesus, formerly the seat of St. John of Nepomuk, in 1782. Statue from 1902 probably. Rieger organ not working, needs repair).

In the 20th century, religious halls were added to the originally 18th-century parish building.