Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Esztergom

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Must see · Religious Site · Historic Site
Admire the altarpiece depicting the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the world's largest painting on a single piece of canvas, at Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral. The cathedral is the nation's largest building and the seat of the Catholic Church. Built by Italian masters in 1507, the basilica is known for its 12-window dome. Visit the crypt and treasury, and climb the 400 stairs to the top of the dome for a panoramic view of the city from the hilltop. Free is parking. A visit to Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Esztergom trip maker website to plot your vacation.
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  • We found out that there was a construction or somethingelse in the first. All people who bought ticket were directed to the upper levels. Therefore we decided not to enter. Most of the signs are in...  more »
  • You can drive all the way up to the basilica, free parking. The dome is currently under construction so it is only possible to visit the lower outside lookout part. Nevertheless it is worth to buy...  more »
  • A very large and beautiful basilica, currently undergoing renovations, you can tour it free of charge, beautiful paintings from the inside. Great view of the Danube from the outside and a view of Slovenia opposite. Large parking in front of the basilica. There aren't many people around so you can leisurely stroll there.
  • This place is HUGE! They were not kidding when they said this is the biggest Basilica in the country. Sadly when I was here, it was undergoing sine renovation, but I saw enough to impress me. And then outside, at the back is the beautiful view of the Danube river, with Slovakia in the background. Plus not a lot of people, so, win-win.

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