The most famous Catholic pilgrimage site in South Transdanubia. The history of Máriagyűd dates back to the 12th century.

The first church was built by King Géza II in 1147 - but it reached its heyday in the 18th century, when it became the centre of the Baranian cult of Mary, which was revived during the Counter-Reformation. Franciscan monks cared for those in need of spiritual help within the walls of the two-towered church and monastery in Máriagyűd. The church's statue of Mary dates from 1712. Because of the miraculous healings, Pope Pius VII officially declared the Virgin Mary a shrine in 1805. More information: http://www.mariagyud.hu/en/.

Calvary: The Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre is a monumental work of art, its stations made of fired glazed ceramics were also created by the Zsolnay Factory in Pécs. Under the cemetery, a shady row of wild chestnut trees leads to the resting place of the Hungarian Grand Dame. A little higher up stands the statue of the Sorrowful Virgin. It was erected in 1860. It is surrounded by peace and quiet. A place for prayer and contemplation.

Jubilee Crucifix: It was erected in 1900 to celebrate the turn of the century and the 900th anniversary of the Christianization of Hungary.


Lavender House: after a visit to the shrine and the Basilica, pilgrims and visitors are welcome to the Lavender House, a five-minute walk from the church. Tastings, demonstrations and shopping are provided by the farmers Péter Polgár and Anikó Polgár.



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.

Máriagyűdi Bazilika
7818 Siklós-Máriagyűd, Vujicsics T. u. 68.
Phone number
+36 72 579 000
Opening time

Monday: 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00
Friday: 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

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