Virágos-major Chapel

When Lake Fertő dried up in 1869, the Rákos villagers went on foot to the Moson County pilgrimage site Boldogasszony on the other side of the lake to pray for the water to return to its bed. The chapel was built in 1872 on the outskirts of Fertőrákos, in the area of Virágos-major, for the servants living there and consecrated in honour of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There is some Latin text on the tower referring to Mary: “Ego sum flos campi”, that is “I am the flower of the meadows”. The tiny building was renovated in 1992 and restored to its original beauty.

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