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“A very beautifull building and great view of Dunabe and Slovak”

Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral
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$79.53*
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Danube Bend Day Trip from Budapest
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Esztergom
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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.
Reviewed April 25, 2013

We visited Esztergom , the previous capital of Hungary, in a tour to the villages by the river Dunabe, with our group in July 2012.
I have to tell you that Esztergom Basilica is the most beautifull building of Hungary , after the Parliament of Budapest. If you see my pictures you will understand what i mean.
Another reason that i enjoyed very much at my visit there is the magic view we had that afternoon , of the Dunabe river and Slovak on the opposite side.
The rest-rooms are at the parking-place area,where there is also a small shop that sells
ice-cream and refreshments.

Thank Athina T
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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Esztergom Basilica is the mother church of the Catholic church in Hungary, and is the largest building in Hungary. Apart from the staggering size, the interior is richly decorated and worth seeing for itself. The view from the top of the dome is great, across the Danube bend and over to Slovakia. A great way to approach is by riverboat from Budapest- only in the main season May to September. Free to enter, but there's a charge for going up the dome and for the royal treasury.
WARNING: The train line from Budapest to Esztergom is being reconstructed (planned finish August 2014), so the short journey of 53km is made partly on replacement buses. Expect a journey of almost 2 hours, then a 3km walk from the station to the basilica. A much better option if you don't have a car is to take a bus from the bus station at the east side of Árpád hid (get there on metro M2) to Esztergom. Bus no 800 runs every 40 minutes and delivers you to Esztergom town centre in just over an hour.

1  Thank avermes
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

i would like to go again with my family.. very nice experience and its very interestend and a bit scarry

1  Thank timea1983
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

It was in Christmas period but there was almost nobody in the Cathedral apart from us. I would have appreciated a better decoration for Christmas but the Cathedral itself is always beautiful and huge.

Thank beabrigi
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

One of the biggest and most beautiful Cathedral in Europe. You should see the statue next to the Cathedral as well mady be Miklós Melocco.

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