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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  • Gorgeous Cathedral and superb views of the Dome (although with enough burdensome (particularly for the elderly). Take along a camera with an excellent lens, the image behind it.
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  • Is located in top of the mountain is covered with snow this day slip road in the solemn Cathedral of dangerous, which goes at the back of the Cathedral was a huge pipe organ with a whitish and Danube River goes to the magnificent
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  • Mother, boss and teacher of every church of Hungary. Domina Esztergom from everywhere you look and triumphs over the Danube in all its grandeur. Inside seems somewhat desolate, needs restoration but the altarpiece of the assumption of Mary on the main altar and the warm and welcoming Chapel of Ss.mo Sacramento repays these deficiencies. I had with me 200 florins, so I couldn't honor the mortal remains of Cardinal Mindszenty, my model of courage and Christian beatitude ... who knows if we will return to these places ...
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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!