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Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

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Address: Castle Hill | Szt. István tér, Esztergom 2500, Hungary
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+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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we visited this church in the winter and because of the intense snow the panorama was closed. but still the building by itself is impressive indoors and outdoors and the entrance... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Szeged, Hungary
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Szeged, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we visited this church in the winter and because of the intense snow the panorama was closed. but still the building by itself is impressive indoors and outdoors and the entrance for this was free. the view though on the back of the church was something unique with the river and the bridge. definitely deserves the visit. also highly suggest... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ornate, neo classical style, worth a visit to see the huge dome plus the great views. It is the centre of the Hungarian Catholic church. Buy joint tickets to all you want to see and it is cheaper.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is located just near the Castle of Esztergom, so when you climb there you will have the chance to visit both the Basilica and Castle, and in addition you will have wonderfull view of the Danube River up to Slovakia, and beauties of the nature. this is a very huge emblematic building having inside so many division in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is impressive but if you want to visit the panorama hall and the other parts that need a ticket to enter you have to buy the tickets outside, at the entrance. We had to walk all the way back and get the tickets because you can't get them at the stairs/entrance to the museum part

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building of the present church took place on the foundation of several earlier churches. The first was built by Stephen I of Hungary between 1001–1010 (as the original Saint Adalbert church), the first cathedral in Hungary, which was burned down at the end of the 12th century. It was rebuilt, and even survived the Mongol invasion of Hungary. It... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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 14 November 2016 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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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