The Chapel of the Merciful Order

The construction of the baroque chapel, which is modest in size but technically remarkable in terms of technical solutions, was started by the foundation of Canon György Gyöngyösi around 1754. It was consecrated (in honor of the Guardian Angels) in 1765. An interesting feature of the building is its elliptical dome, decorated with frescoes by I.A. Rupp (presumably in 1867). Of the masterfully carved furniture, only the pulpit remains in the chapel.

The oval-shaped dome of the chapel is extremely rare in European baroque architecture. In the territory of the former Hungary, similar domes can only be found in Bratislava, Buda and Győr. No wonder that the chapel was considered by some to be a successor to a Turkish-era mosque even in the early 20th century. However, its model was one of Rome’s famous churches, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, designed by Borromini.

The construction of the baroque chapel, which is modest in size but technically remarkable in terms of technical solutions, was started by the foundation of Canon György Gyöngyösi around 1754. It was consecrated (in honor of the Guardian Angels) in 1765. An interesting feature of the building is its elliptical dome, decorated with frescoes by I.A. Rupp (presumably in 1867). Of the masterfully carved furniture, only the pulpit remains in the chapel.

The oval-shaped dome of the chapel is extremely rare in European baroque architecture. In the territory of the former Hungary, similar domes can only be found in Bratislava, Buda and Győr. No wonder that the chapel was considered by some to be a successor to a Turkish-era mosque even in the early 20th century. However, its model was one of Rome’s famous churches, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, designed by Borromini.

photo gallery

The Chapel of the Merciful Order
The Saint Ladislaus Church
The Canon’s Corridor
The Saint Anne Ursuline convent chapel
The Premonstratensian Church and Convent
The Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit