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Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral (Bazilika)

Castle Hill / Var-domb | Szt. Istvan ter, Esztergom 2500, Hungary
33-411-895
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Esztergom
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Built in the first half of the nineteenth century, the largest cathedral in Hungary incorporates...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Built in the first half of the nineteenth century, the largest cathedral in Hungary incorporates the red marble Rakocz Chapel, a fine example of Renaissance art.

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texas
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236 reviews 236 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The basilica is huge and is third largest in the world. At least that is what the brochure said. We did not have time to visit the crypt, treasury and cupola. We did walk the grounds and it sits high overlooking the Danube. If you walk up the hill to the right of the basilica there is a huge statue... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We visited Esztergom Basilica on a day tour out of Budapest and were completely amazed by this huge building which stands on a promintory overlooking the Danube. The building has played a central role in Hungarian history and contains many relics and memorials to the nation's turbulent past. If you're interested in history this is a must-see place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very nice basilica, monumental. Fyi entrance is free of charge, you have to pay for additional place only (crypt, treasury, cupola). Don't forget to visit restaurant & wine museum & shop in the cellar of basilica hill.

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

easy to find the free parking place good to be lift there for the older people and the Basilica is very nice out and inside. You can see the Duna river from the park

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The church is beautiful and huge! Highly worth a visit. Esztergom and the basilica of Saint Adalbert have a fascinating history. The basilica stands on top of the hill. By far, the best view you can get is from the other side of the Danube from Slovakia.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Whilst on a river cruise we were taken to see the Basilica by the 'Noddy Train'. It is a very impressive building and picturesque views of the Danube and surrounding areas. We had a short visit which was ample to take in all that it had to offer. The immediate area didnt have any other attractions.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

First time we saw Bazilica from the bridge via Dunai which connected two cities and two countries, Esztergom in Hungary and Sturovo in Slovakia. Basilica was located on the hill of historical city Esztergom and from the bridge we probably saw the most fascinating view on Dunai and Basilica. Next day I visited Basilica and that impressed me even more.... More 

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Fiorenzuola d'Arda, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Biggest church in Hungary and one of the biggest in the whole world, it is basically the center of the religious life in Hungary, and Hungarian are quite a religious people, being it an important part of their identity.so, one may understand the importance of this Holy site. Being Italian I found the interior nothing special, we can say it... More 

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phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I am not a religious person but you will be impressed by the massive size and architecture of this church located on the banks of the Danube. We were given a short amount of time as this was also a pitstop enroute to Budapest. Worth a visit. Unfortunately, did not have time to view the crypt or the cupola which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The imposing Esztergom Basilica dominates the local skyline. Inside is a large dome, interesting treasury and crypt. But the highlight is the view from the cupola (about 400 stairs to the top). Entry fee is charged per exhibit so buy the combination ticket fro better value. On Saturday, there is a constant stream of weddings with brides, grooms and guests... More 

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