Lehel Church

sights / Religious

Lehel Church information

Budapest , Hungary
Street XIII Lehel tér
Getting there
metro M3 Lehel tér
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Lonely Planet review

If you look north up XIII Váci út north from Nyugati tér you’ll catch sight of the twin spires of this 1933 copy of a celebrated 13th-century Romanesque church (now in ruins) at Zsambék, 33km west of Budapest. Just beyond it is Lehel Market , a great traditional market now housed in a hideous boatlike structure designed by László Rajk, son of the communist minister of the interior executed for ‘Titoism’ in 1949. They say this building is his revenge.