Welcome to the Basilica of Máriagyűd! We are inviting you to take a rest at the 300-year-old Marian statue! Spend a few minutes here in silence, so that the exterior silence becomes interior peace in you!
If your time allows, take a walk around the church to clear your lungs and soul while walking among the open-air statues.
Finally, do not forget to refresh your body either. At the pavilion row built in 2005 you can find bars, wine shops, restrooms, as well as various shops where you can choose souvenirs for your beloved ones from local traditional products, works of folklore and applied art, religious objects, candles, ecclesiastical equipment, books and toys.
Máriagyűd lies at the Southern-Transdanubian, at the foot of mount Tenkes, about 25 kms from Pécs. Nowadays it is an outskirt of the town of Siklós. The roots of its famous grape-culture go back to the Roman age.
Gyűd is first officially mentioned in 1290. At the end of the 17th century Marian apparitions happened and legends were born according to which a Marian statue had been here since the Slavonic people that had lived here before Magyars, and that the place is under the protection of Our Lady (so called: „Our Lady of Interspring”. From 1689 franciscans maintained the sanctuary.
The present Marian Statue was donated by bishop William Nesselrode in 1713. From 1739 to 1742 the church was enlarged and reconstructed in baroque style.
In 1805 Pope Pius VII. provides the church with privilege of indulgency.
In 1846 bishop János Szcitovszky pronounces it an official Marian Sanctuary.
In 2008 pope Benedict XVI donates the church the title „basilica minor” that goes with further privileges of indulgency.
Only the walls of the 16th century church’s sanctuary remained. The church gained its present form in 1742. This is the time when the baroque furnishment was prepared. The side-chapel’s statue of Jesus’ Heart, its glass windows and the organ date from the early 20th century, the neo-baroque high altar from 1936, the movable altar and the ambon from the 1970s, the murals covering the cieling and the side walls from 1995-96, the furnishment from 2010.
The surroundings of the church are perfectly suitable for prayer and silence. The Saint Michael’s Chapel dates back to 1742. Built at the place of the medieval sacristy, the Chapel, according to a legend, includes the remains of a benedictine chapel erected in 1006. The statue of Our Lady of Sorrows was erected in 1860. In the same century the stations of the cross were built, with the cemetery and the Jubilee Cross above, erected in 1900. In 1937-38 new statues were prepared. The open-air altar was also built in these years and has since been pronounced, just as the church, a monument.
Római Katolikus Plébánia
H-7818 Máriagyűd, Vujicsics T. u. 66.
GPS coordinates: N 45.878260˚ E 18.273611
The church is open from 7.00 am to 8.00 pm in summer, from 8.00 am to 18.00 pm in winter. As you visit, please take 3 postcards and place your donation into the donation box. Thank you!
With previous registration and with the help of our partners, we are happy to assure at any time guided tours in several languages, meditative walks, meals, accomodation, wine tasting or several day long cultural programmes.
Offerings to help the maintenance of the sanctuary may be sent to the bank account number BIC(SWIFT): OTPVHUHB, IBAN HU68 11731001 20125882 00000000. Thank you for supporting us!