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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  • We were fortunate enough to be no. M. guides in the Basilica, seeing we are offered. We also learned, a knowledge of which the útikönyvekben are not included. Chapel of St. Stephen martyr of setbacks, which the tourists before it is closed. It was an experience to listen to the story, the symbols, Protocol. We would like to thank W. M.. The Basilica has an impressive décor, can only head, dreaming up and building contractor. When we were here in the past, we are not down in the altemplomba. Megcsodáltuk 17méter thick pillars are divided into the evoked, and the medieval statuary found in ruins. We saw the Archbishop János Vitéz, Ma, Denes sírkövét Asoka. I was fascinated by the work of György Zala Csernoch, he crowned IV. Charles. The scholar John János Packh architect here. Sajnoa of the Treasury was closed
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  • Basilica overlooking the town of Esztergom from above, what strikes outside the dome, the two small Tower and columns that give a very fascinating.
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  • A magnificent Cathedral built in the Kingdom of Hungary King, Stephen was crowned. It is huge. It will probably originally was a strong fortress, built on a small hill on the Danube. The remains of the middle ages remain everywhere. Prior to sunset's visit. It was time the sparkling Danube. Forget the time until the contrast of a calm flow of the Danube illuminated skyline visible at the foot of the hills and the sunset is mysterious and dark, was standing.
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  • 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!