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Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

Castle Hill | Szt. István tér, Esztergom 2500, Hungary
+36 33 411 895
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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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  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Castle Hill | Szt. István tér, Esztergom 2500, Hungary
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Reviewed October 22, 2016

The 'headquarters' of the catholic church in Hungary, a most impressive structure with great acoustics. As handsome as the building is - it is even more grand if you take the time to drive across the bridge and take a look from the Slovakian side.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed October 21, 2016

The rain was pouring down, but we made it to this huge church, imposingly set on castle hill. If you're looking for dignified serenity, this won't be your place of choice. The massive grey pillars inside and out set the tone. The slabs of red...More

Thank Kelsorosa
Reviewed October 12, 2016

the biggest church in Hungary. very impressive.it has been build on a hill . therefore very impressive

Thank sukakeliling
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Nothing prepared me for the scale of this Basilica; it is vast. Do visit the crypt if you have time because it houses the tomb of Cardinal Mindszenty who inspired many people of my generation because of his opposition to Communism in Hungary and for...More

Thank robert f
Reviewed October 3, 2016

We bought a ticket, not just to the basilica but to also see the treasury, go up to the cupola, the panoramic room and the crypt. I enjoyed every aspect of all of it. Being able to walk around the outside of the copula was...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Larger than the Basillica in Budapest. All of the special occasion Masses are held here (not in Budapest) The Treasury has fabulous items on display, but none of the descriptions are in English. You can view bullet holes in some of the paintings in the...More

Thank SuzB013
Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

You can visit the top of the basilica (even the green dome) don't scare or hesitate the view and the history is priceless

Thank Banu S
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Imposing Cathedral standing overlooking the surrounding area. Artwork and history inside was well worth the trip. For the fitter people u can walk up to the Dome but it's a lot of steps but the view is breathtaking

Thank caseyjake2017
Reviewed September 12, 2016

This church is truly amazing. You can visit everything from bottom to top, all the towers, small exhibitions and the crypt. There are many steps so be prepared. It is an amazing building, I felt extremely small standing next to it, the views from the...More

Thank d3vil g
Reviewed September 8, 2016

I never knew much about this Cathedral so when I went there, I was absolutely astonished. The architecture is very pleasing but the inside is where it shines with wonderful features. I was told that in days gone by, Esztergom was the Capital of Hungary...More

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Ponygirl64
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Response from Laszlo57 | Reviewed this property |
Below is the link. There is a gift shop. open regularly. w w w.bazilika-esztergom.hu/en/mass-times
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