Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Esztergom

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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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  • Hungary's greatest church. You need to see this min. once in a lifetime. It is an exceptional historical and religious edifice. From the sub-churc to the towers panorama terrace, together with the... 
    Hungary's greatest church. You need to see this min. once in a lifetime. It is an exceptional historical and religious edifice. From the sub-churc to the towers panorama terrace, together with the...  more »
  • The seat of Catholicism in Hungary.Building it started in 1822 and took nearly 50 years to complete. I'm led to believe that not only is it the largest church in the Country,but also the... 
    The seat of Catholicism in Hungary.Building it started in 1822 and took nearly 50 years to complete. I'm led to believe that not only is it the largest church in the Country,but also the...  more »
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  • Beautiful basilica, absolutely huge, dominating the skyline. It's best seen from across the river on the Slovak side or directly in front to see its true size. Can walk around the exterior for views of the river and Slovak countryside. Highly recommend.
  • This is the number one highlight of the city, no doubts. The fresh air on top of the hill is located, the street performers, the vibe of the travelers amused by the view is unique. There is a café next to it and the monument of Saint. Stephen as well. I love how this Basilica looks already improve for far away, but when walking to/through it the experience really touches you, the size of the pillars, the details in the statues, everything, I just loved this place so much.

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