Ark of the Covenant
- Jedlik Ányos utca City Centre
Lonely Planet review for Ark of the Covenant
As you descend narrow Gutenberg tér to the east of the Basilica, you'll pass the outstanding Ark of the Covenant, a large statue dating from 1731. Local tradition has it that King Charles (Károly) III erected the ark, the city's finest baroque monument, to appease the angry people of Győr after one of his soldiers accidentally knocked a monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament out of the bishop's hands during a religious procession.