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Fotér and the Goat Church

Fotér features an exquisite assembly of Gothic and Baroque architecture. Its centrepiece is the Goat Church – so called because, legend has it, its construction in the thirteenth century was financed by a goatherd whose flock unearthed a cache of loot. The attached Chapter house, which served as a prayer house and burial chapel, is thought to be one of Hungary’s best examples of Gothic religious architecture.