Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Esztergom

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Admire the altarpiece depicting the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the world's largest painting on a single piece of canvas, at Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral. The cathedral is the nation's largest building and the seat of the Catholic Church. Built by Italian masters in 1507, the basilica is known for its 12-window dome. Visit the crypt and treasury, and climb the 400 stairs to the top of the dome for a panoramic view of the city from the hilltop. Free is parking. Work out when and for how long to visit Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral and other Esztergom attractions using our handy Esztergom tour planner.
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  • Attraction that you must visit in Hungary. Worth to climb to the top of the building for stunning views. Many steps of course.
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  • The Bazilica itself is a huge and interesting church. Well worth seeing. But to top it off (quite literally) you must make the climb to the dome. Its a long way up a lot of narrow spiral staircases bu...  more »
  • We have visited Esztergom by car from Budapest. We have reached the town from the Slovakian side as we came from the other side of the River Danube from the Hungarian capital and the last part of the ...  more »
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  • Absolutely incredible beauty. History on history. The walk to the top of tower could be very difficult for some, but well worth it if you are physically able. The art is incredible and the grounds are charming. Very wide columns and great for many photos. They crypts are also a must-see. After going once, I brought my parents and my in-laws back. Worth the trip.
  • One of the biggest basilica in Europe, absolutely recommended! Go up to the panorama room or to the top!
  • Another Central European baroque basilica. A lot of gold and marble but no soul. The best the views from the top.
  • This is a very beautiful historical place, be sure to go up to the dome of the basilica to view the circular panorama, the beautiful Danube and the bridge leading to Slovakia.
  • Don't judge it by the picture. It's so huge it'll leave you in awe for hours. If you think you were in for a surprise at the ground floor. Wait till you get on top of the dome.

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