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Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral

Castle Hill | Szt. István tér, Esztergom 2500, Hungary
+36 33 411 895
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it. So glad we took the trip to Esztergom. Not a million things to do but enough for a day and a half. Take the train or hydrofoil. Boat is miserably slow. They have a cafe with an amazing view and decent coffee.

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came to late to climb to the top but to the viewing area where Slovakia can be seen on the other side of the Danube. Very pompous church but well wort a visit.

Thank Ove S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Esztergom is located about 60km NE of Budapest. Bus, Hev (above ground metro), train, boat or car will all get you there. It is in an area along the Danube known as the "Curve". A quaint little town, with an beautiful Cathedral/Basilica located there. It...More

Thank Suzi S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

If you are in Hungary you must check this place out. The cathedral is a nice building with many interesting sites to see: - inside and outside of the church - the treasury - the cupola

Thank Zuzana B
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This basilica is off the beaten track but well worth the trek. It's architecture is well maintained, including ornate carvings and neo-classical paintings. We had an extra special treat when we were treated to a wedding procession as we were departing. TiP: Great photos are...More

Thank Hudsonrev
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Walked up from our river cruise and enjoyed quite spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. A trip to the top was easily accomplished and well worth the effort.

Thank steve1211957
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Luckily, we didn't have to do the walk as we were on the River Danube on a cruise and they laid on a noddy train up to the top of the hill to see the basilica. Such a large building for a smallish place. Very...More

Thank davi777
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Outside of Budapest, this important cathedral is immense and in excellent condition. You must see the wonderful artefacts in the treasury and for those that are not afraid of heights you can walk around the outside of the dome. The views of the bend in...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

absolutely perfect place, it's very big church in renaissance and neo-classical style. behind the building, there is a beautiful view of dunave river and Sturovo in Slovakia

Thank BoyanHadji
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Esztergom is an important town in Hungary's history. It was the capital city for many, many years. It has the largest Cathedral in Hungary and the Cathedral is beautiful -- both when viewed from a distance and inside. It is located on a hill and...More

Thank Linda S
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Sylvana M
22 August 2017|
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Response from Archy B | 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
23 March 2016|
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Response from Laszlo57 | Reviewed this property |
Below is the link. There is a gift shop. open regularly. w w w.bazilika-esztergom.hu/en/mass-times