Originally the church was the property of the Dominicans (Blackfriars), who founded their first cloister here at around 1230. Following the Mongol invasion in 1241, the destroyed cloister and church were rebuilt at a different site. In the Turk-ish occupation of Pest in 1541, the cloister and the church were once again destroyed. Once the Turks had been driven out of Hungary, the Dominicans started work on the present church in 1700 and completed it by 1765. The frescoes, paintings and the furniture were finished by 1760.

The church was renovated inside in 1892. Complete inside and outside renovation followed between 1964-1968 when the frescoes were whitewashed. Between 1997 and 1998 complete outside renovation followed and a clock was installed in the tower. The church has been under restoration work since 1999.

Seats for 300 person and place for 1-100 musicians. Include one big organ (2 manuals and 25 tunes) and a portative organ (3 tunes).
With lot of music from Easter till New Year’s Eve.

Edited by drdonc on 6 Mar 2010, 17:47

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