St Michael's Church & Chapel of St James
House of the Two Moors
Fashioned from two 17th-century peasant houses, the ornate gate of this house is guarded by two large statues, previously painted an...
Church of the Holy Spirit
The interior of this 15th-century church is rather dark, but if you time your visit for midday, you’ll be able catch a glimpse of some...
As the plaque on the ground in Fő tér reminds you, Sopron used to be an important stop along the Amber Road, and fragments of Sopron’s...
The slogan of this rustic pension restaurant is ‘The Restaurant for Guzzle-guts’ (we think they mean ‘greedy-guts’). It is defined by...
Szent Mihály utca · interesting places nearby
St Michael's Church & Chapel of St James information
At the top of the Lővér Hills, is St Michael's Church (Szent Mihály-templom), built between the 13th and 15th centuries and featuring some impressive gargoyles. Behind St Michael's to the south is the little Romanesque-Gothic Chapel of St James (Szent Jakab-kápolna), the oldest structure in Sopron and originally an ossuary. Not much escaped the Stornos' handiwork when they 'renovated' St Michael's – they even added the spire. Check out the lovely polychrome Stations of the Cross (1892) in the churchyard and the large number of tombstones with German family names.