Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Esztergom

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. A visit to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Esztergom trip maker website to plot your vacation.
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  • Next we treat ourselves on the national day on the Internet and the Basilica. $1500 tickets throughout the sites. This is included in the crypt and dome! The dome would not recommend tériszonyosoknak, what we got up to the highest point on the se, but the view so beautiful! As I said in the end, a mass worth!
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  • A great visit near the border to Slovakia. Beautiful basilica, both the interior and the outside. Very well kept and clean. Beautiful views over the Danube.  more »
  • Esztergom has this very special church, as soon we have arrived we had an image of the facade that impresses, reminds us of the Romans. Quite stunning. The Cathedral is full of stories because one of ...  more »
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  • Views are breathtaking. You can walk through the river and do some tour in the downtown. The cathedral is astonishing in red sandstone. Important: From January to March you only can visit the crypt (3€) and the cathedral (free); the rest of the parts are closed. There is a very nice café place called Danube promenade by the river in the Hungarian part.
  • Very nice Impressive Esztergom used to be Hungary capital but now it's a very poor town. It's mayor doesn't invest to much in preserving which is such a waist since it's located at the knee of the Danube. The scenery from the basilica is stunning and you can see Slovakia at the other side of the Danube. The bridge is new, and allows comfortable transport Slovakia. The basilica was made to st stephan. Now it's a school for priests. And a place every Christian Hungarian should visit.
  • Not as nice as some of the cathedrals in the region, it’s still very beautiful. It can be a climb from the river, the views are worth the effort. The inside is nice and has one of the largest tapestry paintings we’ve seen. There is a small castle next door which also has excellent views of the river valley and town.
  • Came on a day trip out here from Budapest by bus which was a bit of a trek. The basilica was beautiful.
  • A beautiful building with wonderful surroundings. Well worth a visit if you are in Esztergom

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