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Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

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Address: Castle Hill | Szt. István tér, Esztergom 2500, Hungary
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Built in the first half of the nineteenth century, the largest cathedral in...

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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A pearl on a Danube

We planned travel with kids to Bratislava and Budapest and instead of taking the usual route, we took a turn from highway to Esztergom. It's just at a border to Slovakia. When... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 28, 2016
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Maple, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

The church itself is beautiful and the fact that it is over 1000 years old is amazing. If you decide to go up to the dome, be forewarned. It's a long trip up and down and safety does not appear to be of any great concern. The view is fantastic but not sure about the effort to see it.

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Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We planned travel with kids to Bratislava and Budapest and instead of taking the usual route, we took a turn from highway to Esztergom. It's just at a border to Slovakia. When you're approaching from Slovakia (Sturovo), the basilica dominates the area from afar due to its position on the hill, but also due to its size. It was good... More 

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South Easton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This is the first capital of Hungary. St. Stephen from Budapest ruled from here. These are the woods where he hunted. The cathedral was destroyed several times, like most major buildings in Hungary. The current form was patterned after St. Petr's in Rome. The dome is the tallest and largest in Hungary. The best is out back where you have... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption and Saint Adalbert is a must see when in this wonderful part of provincial Hungary. It is very imposing from the outside. Once inside the church you can view on the High Altar the largest altarpiece in the world painted on a single piece of canvas. Also look up and see the beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Came here with friends and decided to walk up to the top of the Basilica so that we could take some photographs of the Danube and the amazing views that it offered. There were 408 steps to the top platform, some of them very narrow, and a lot of them via a spiral staircase. Not for the unfit or faint-hearted!... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Stunning architecture. Historical site with beautiful views over the Danube and to the two countries bridge. Didn't have chance to go in so another visit is planned!!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

It looks big from bellow but when near it becomes massive. The place just shows how important the place is in hungarian history. Great to come by night for the views and athmosphere!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Very exciting place, impressive building worth of visit. Necessarily visit the dome with nice viewpoint which you can observe from the wide region including Slovakia.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

All this area around the Cathedral is very nice. You got a view on the Danube river, and a cool "chill-out" zone in the park out there. But- you also got an option to pay money and get into the Cathedral- I DON'T RECOMMEND IT! You will pay pretty nice amount of money just to get on the top of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic religious building in a spectacular setting and I can't believe it's not better known. It's worth a visit and buying an all inclusive ticket that includes the crypt, museum and the lung busting climb to the top of the dome, which has a Danube vista to rival the castle in Budapest.

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