Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Esztergom
(4.7/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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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  • You should really with Basilica. Very very impressive. You can buy ticket for all parts in one go for less then 5 euro pp. Of the cellar to the treasure room and beautiful view from above the dome.
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  • A beautiful cathedral we saw on a Danube Bend day trip out of Budapest. The most beautiful view of it was when you went over the bridge to Slovakia and saw it from a distance over the river. 
  • About it. Impressive, monumental dimensions. Belépvén the Church catches a nondescript and quiet. I'm happy for her to be the first date of the Internet is such a world class place. The frescoes on the walls are beautiful. Recommend gyertyagyújtást to everyone. :)
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  • Csodas epulet, lelegzetelallito paboramaval a kupolabol.
  • Visited here back in Sept/Oct 2012. Just an amazing place.Loved the crypt. Oh, don't forget the ancient artifacts tour, you will be amazed! !! Seems like you've stepped back in time.Wunderbar....
  • Very interesting place. Beautiful architecture. The panorama view from the roof of the Basilica is awesome. We liked this place. We had problem with comunication with the staff. They dont speak English, Deutsch, Italiano, Russian...I think each of the staff member who is working for any turist place should know some (basic) foreign language - it happened in the ticket office.
  • Every part is interesting - crypt (small), dome (prepare for 500 steps!) and especially the museum (600 year old artifacts). I wish they had an audioguide.
  • Big and nice. Little Hungarian Vatican. One suggestion: climbing on dome is hard and a bit dangerous and there not amazing view from up there as I expected. And it costs!