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Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

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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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Castle Hill | Szt. István tér, Esztergom 2500, Hungary
+36 33 411 895
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All reviews the river day trip danube bend biggest church worth a visit spectacular views tallest building bell tower worth the climb small fee surrounding countryside hungarian history train station spiral staircase impressive building walk up small town
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a place where first king of Hungary was crowned. there is great view of the Danube River. cathedral is under partial renovation but open

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank racuch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Standing on a hill above town, the Basilica is Hungary’s largest. Well maintained, very clean and beautiful. Wonderful artwork, with Europe’s largest single altar piece oil painting. You have to pay to go in to the treasury and up the central dome, again worth seeing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank boristhecatto2
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Completed in 1869, the Esztergom Basilica is the largest church and tallest building in Hungary. We found out the altarpiece depicting the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary by Girolamo Michelangelo Grigoletti is the largest painting in the world painted on a single piece of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Seeing the largest Catholic church in Hungary was almost jaw-dropping. It is absolutely massive with beautiful, ornate designs. Unfortunately, the viewing tower was not accessible so we couldn't see the view of Esztergom from high up and we also decided not to visit the crypt....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank phluffles
Reviewed 24 November 2018

The cathedral is located a distance from the train station but it is a comfortable walk. We didn't walk, we took the bus from the train station directly to the basilica and back. You must pay to visit various areas of the cathedral independently. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank plschilt
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Esztergom is a small city in northern Hungary., but the Cathedral is big- 3rd biggest in Europe. Very close to the Cathedral is the Millennium monument - the crowning ceremony of Istvan’s crowning ceremony. The Danube river separates Esztergom from Slovakia.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PFBerkman
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend you to visit this place if you come to Hungary anyways. Esztergom is only 1 hour distance away from Budapest by personal car. Not a big deal. It is worth to rent a daily car and come here to witness the history!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EkyEdward
Reviewed 11 November 2018

This basilica is worth the stop. The views are amazing and the church is beautiful inside and out. Go and see it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KitRaetsen
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This is an awesome Basilica. It is an easy day trip from Budapest. If you have the energy make the climb to the top of the cupola for the amazing views.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank johnmJ2594PN
Reviewed 2 November 2018

It's an awesome basilica. Getting there from Budapest was bit of a hassle, but it's worth going. Once you get to the top, you will have fantastic views of the Danube. You can even see Slovakia. Do not forget to walk across the bridge to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Joy S
9 June 2018|
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Response from TJA950 | Reviewed this property |
Yes to all your questions. It depends how long you are in Hungary but my advice would be to pay in Forint or by credit card where you can control the exchange rates. In any event, if you are only there for a few days it's... More
Pam D
4 June 2018|
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Response from Istvan T | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen any little train in Esztergom. The hotel is close to the cathedral but to reach that by mobility scooter is not too easy but possible. There are some steps and as I remember well some ways to there partly... More
Sylvana M
22 August 2017|
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Response from archyb2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi :) There is a car park by the basilica. choose that one where there is a security man. Much cheaper! It was only 500 HUF (less then 2 Euros or Punds) for an unlimited park (24 hrs). The river is walking distance, You... More