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Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

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Address: Castle Hill | Szt. István tér, Esztergom 2500, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 33 411 895

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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Breathtaking building both from the outside and the inside. Also very nice view from the hill. A part of Hungarian history, you should not miss it.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inflexible ticket seller didn't let me join the tour because I was 3 minutes late. The next tour did not start on time because a big group did not come on time. There was no reason that I had to join in a big group who don't understand English. On top of that, there were not much to see. Only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking building both from the outside and the inside. Also very nice view from the hill. A part of Hungarian history, you should not miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Esztergom is the seat of the Hungarian Catholic Church this is where the Sate - the Kingdom of Hungary was established in 1000AD by king Stephen (thus it become the Royal Seat for two centuries) - who was later Canonised by the pope - hence he become King Saint Stephen. The current population of Esztergom is approximately 25,000. It is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful cathedral we saw on a Danube Bend day trip out of Budapest. The most beautiful view of it was when you went over the bridge to Slovakia and saw it from a distance over the river.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Home of the mother church (Catholic) of Hungary and where St. Stephen was crowned in 1000. The current building dates back to the 19th century. Very impressive. The treasury upstairs was filled with all sorts of artifacts that must be worth millions. All I could think of is the good that would come from using at least some of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Situated on a hilltop offering views across the Danube into Slovakia this is a very impressive one of the largest in Eastern Europe

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 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 basalt and dull red marble occupied the eye all around. Massive frescoes photographed convincingly, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 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 his pains endured 16 years of asylum in the American Embassy in Budapest. The position... More 

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