Loading
Please wait
Main map Main map
Illustrated online guidebook:
Travel destinations (0 / 0)
Panoramic images (0 / 0)
Photographs, picture galleries (0 / 0)

  1.  
 
Sign up Sign up

Create a Panadea Account! Just a valid email address is required. Join us and create your own page in 29 languages for free!

More advantages, benefits

  • You can advertise completely free, or at a very affordable price.
  • You yourself can create, edit or remove your pages, anytime, from beginning to end.
  • Your page can be displayed immediately after the creation.
  • Free to try every functionality.
  • Well-optimized, search engine friendly (or SEO-friendly) pages.
  • Safe and secure, reliability is guaranteed.
  • We are not hiding our prices and terms. Every related information can be found on the website itself.
Learn more
Email address:
Verification code:
 

Another word

Sign up: Coming soon

Travel guidebook - A random selection of the content Travel guidebook - A random selection of the content
Margaret Island (Margit-sziget), Ruins of the St. Margaret Abbey - Budapest, Hungary
Start slideshow
Start slideshow
Panadea logo Tourist and travel information
Language:
Settings Map Share Search
Currency: 
What are you looking for?
Where? (Click on the map!)
Date:
-
Max. price:
/prs.
 
Search on the site:
 
Open in a new browser window
 
Mobile version Mobile version
 
(Optimized for small screen devices)

The Downtown and the Danube bank in winter - Vác, Hungary

When you click:

Click on the pictures!

Click on the pictures!

Show all photos (+21 photos)

Characteristics, features, properties

Location:

GPS coordinates: Latitude 47°46'33", Longitude 19°7'42" (N47 46.55 - E19 7.7) Map

Information, short stories, interesting facts

Sculptures of the apostles on the forefront of the Episcopal Cathedral of Vác - Vác, Hungary Sculptures of the apostles on the forefront of the Episcopal Cathedral of Vác

The inscriptions on beam (the so-called architrave) on the facade of the Vác Cathedral shows the titles of the church. The statues of the apostles above it were created by the local sculptor József Bechert.

"D.O.M." is an abbreviation of the Latin term "Deo Optimo Maximo", which means "To the greatest and best god". Originally it referred to Jupiter or Jove, the king of the gods in ancient Roman mythology, the expression was used in reference to the Christian God only later. Because in the Middle Ages the Latin remained the language of the church and the science, the abbreviation was still frequently used mostly on renaissance churches and sarcophagi.

Even more interestingly in some languages certain kinds of churches and cathedrals are also called almost like this. For example in Italian "duomo", in German "Dom" or "Domkirche" or in Polish "tum". The French word "dôme" means both dome (cupola) and some kind of cathedral, and the same is true for the Hungarian word "dóm". Even the English and Spanish languages uses the word "duomo" for the Italian cathedrals. However, in all these cases the denomination comes from the Latin "domus" word that means "home", and not from the "D.O.M." acronym. But on the other hand it is also possible that many tourists call the Cathedral of Vác as "Dom" or "dóm" simply due to its "D.O.M." inscription.

The only one Triumphal Arch building in current Hungary - Vác, Hungary The only one Triumphal Arch building in current Hungary

The Triumphal Arch or "Stone Gate" (in Hungarian "Diadalív" or "Kőkapu") was built in 1764 on commission of Bishop Kristóf Migazzi. It is situated near the still functioning Vác Prison (in Hungarian "Váci Fegyház") that was established in 1855 and which building was originally a boarding school founded by Maria Theresa of Austria, inspired by the Theresianum in Vienna. The late neoclassical baroque (Zopf) style Triumphal Arch was designed by the French-born Austrian architect Isidore Canevale, the person who created the final plans of the Vác Cathedral as well.

Although the Triumphal Arch was erected in honor of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, according to an anecdote when she arrived she didn't dare to pass under it with her coach because the gate was built up so quickly, just in two weeks. However, when leaving she saw the structure is still stable and then she passed under it. And as can be seen, today the "Stone Gate" is still proudly standing over the road.

Main page of Vác

You may also be interested in (Related pages):

Destinations, locations in the travel guide:
Vác (232 photos + 2 panoramic images) Danube Bend (Dunakanyar) (1,769 photos + 6 panoramic images) Pest megye (county) (15,122 photos + 50 panoramic images) Budapest and surrounding (Central-Hungary) (15,989 photos + 52 panoramic images) Hungary (27,287 photos + 163 panoramic images)
and in addition:
(within here: Pest megye and Danube Bend)

Pilis Mountains (Pilis hegység) (335 photos) Buda Hills (Budai-hegység) (8,632 photos + 21 panoramic images) Gödöllő Hills (Gödöllői-dombság) (4,203 photos + 21 panoramic images) Visegrád Mountains (Visegrádi-hegység) (116 photos + 1 panoramic images) Cegléd (125 photos + 2 panoramic images) Ráckeve (92 photos) Dunakeszi (259 photos) Göd (23 photos) Nagykőrös (250 photos + 2 panoramic images) Nagymaros (31 photos) Pilisvörösvár (88 photos) Szentendre (597 photos + 1 panoramic images) Visegrád (220 photos + 1 panoramic images) Esztergom (110 photos + 1 panoramic images) Dunakeszi (259 photos) Göd (23 photos) Nagymaros (31 photos) Szentendre (597 photos + 1 panoramic images) Visegrád (220 photos + 1 panoramic images) Csővár (105 photos) Kóspallag (53 photos) Márianosztra (37 photos) Nagybörzsöny (4 photos) Pilisszentkereszt (122 photos) Nógrád (181 photos) Zsámbék

Every panorama photo here:
Vác (2 photos) Danube Bend (Dunakanyar) (6 photos) Pest megye (county) (50 photos) Budapest and surrounding (Central-Hungary) (52 photos) Hungary (163 photos) Europe (165 photos)

Every regular photo here:
Vác (232 photos / 4 galleries) Danube Bend (Dunakanyar) (1,769 photos / 31 galleries) Pest megye (county) (15,122 photos / 221 galleries) Budapest and surrounding (Central-Hungary) (15,989 photos / 234 galleries) Hungary (27,287 photos / 462 galleries) Europe (30,494 photos / 523 galleries)

Address of this page Address of this page
Recommend this page Recommend this page

Share with your friends!

More options:
   etc.
Photo album Photo album
Aggteleki karszt, HungaryMogyoród, HungaryVác, HungaryBudapest, Hungary
Much more photos:
 

Our travel guide contains:

Plenty of photos and panoramic images, with a lot of information and interesting facts.

  • 214 travel destinations
  • 165 panoramic images
  • 30,494 other photos

Big collection of selected photos: excellent quality, high resolution and natural colors

Message subject:

Wrong:
Correct:
 

Message:

Your contact information (Optional):

Email:
Phone number:
+
-
-
Country:
Surname:
First name:
Remember me
Verification code:
 

Another word
Please wait...
This page in other languages:

About us  -  Legal notice & Disclaimer  -  View the mobile version of the website Go to the normal version of the website

All rights reserved  -  ©2010-2016 Neuronit Kft. (LLC/Ltd.), Budapest, Hungary