Eger, Hungary 30 AUGUST, 2022 Interior of Minorite Church also called St Anthony of Padua Church at Dobo Square, the second largest church in the city; Shutterstock ID 2310789445; your: Sloane Tucker; gl: 65050; netsuite: Online Editorial; full: POI

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Minorite Church of St Anthony of Padua

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On the southern side of Eger's main square stands this church, built in 1771 by Bohemian architect Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer and one of the most glorious baroque buildings in the world. The altarpiece of the Virgin Mary and St Anthony of Padua is by Johann Lukas Kracker, the Bohemian painter who also created the fire-and-brimstone ceiling fresco in the Lyceum library.

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