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Official seal of Ják
Coordinates: 47°08′22″N 16°34′57″E / 47.13931°N 16.58244°E / 47.13931; 16.58244
Country  Hungary
County Vas
 • Total 44.95 km2 (17.36 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,475
 • Density 55.06/km2 (142.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9798
Area code(s) 94

Ják is a village in Vas county, on the western boundary of Hungary.

Ják Church[edit]

The parish church of Ják is the most complete Romanesque Church in Hungary. It was originally built as the church of a Benedictine monastery. The village church at that time was a rotunda in front of the façade of the main doorway of Ják church.

Both outside and inside the church is adorned with rich sculptures. The 3 naves and 3 apses are formed in a basilica structure. Columnar capitals are sculptured by plant and some animal ornamentation.

The rotunda has been built with 4 apses and 2 floors.

Photo gallery[edit]

Notable people[edit]


  • Aradi N. (Ed.): A művészet története Magyarországon. (The History of Arts in Hungary). Gondolat, Budapest
  • Fülep L. (Ed.): A magyarországi művészet története. (The History of the Hungarian Arts). Budapest
  • Gerevich T.: Magyarország románkori emlékei. (Die romanische Denkmäler Ungarns.) Egyetemi nyomda. Budapest, 1938.
  • Gerő L. : Magyar műemléki ABC. Budapest, 1984
  • Gervers-Molnár, V. (1972): A középkori Magyarország rotundái. (Rotunda in the Medieval Hungary). Akadémiai, Budapest
  • Henszlmann, I. (1876): Magyarország ó-keresztyén, román és átmeneti stylü mű-emlékeinek rövid ismertetése, (Old-Christian, Romanesque and Transitional Style Architecture in Hungary). Királyi Magyar Egyetemi Nyomda, Budapest
  • Marosi E.: A román kor művészete, (Art of the Romanesque Ages). Corvina, Budapest, 1972, ISBN 963-13-2000-6

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