Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Esztergom

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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  • Estergom-not only the ancient capital of the country, but also the center of Catholic Hungary. The symbol-Cathedral of St. Adalbert (XIX century) has rather peculiar proportions and unusual kind of colonnade (very thin columns, comparatively with other temples of the same type). The entrance to the Basilica (open from 08:00 to 16:00) is free, but the money is charged for a visit to the Treasury (900/450 Forintts), a climb to the dome (700), a visit to the underground crypt (300 Forintts). Currently, Estergom is a border city, on the opposite side of the Danube is Slovakia. An amateur.
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  • If you can make the climb up to the dome be prepared for some breathtaking views (and not just because it’s about 100meters up). Tickets can be purchased for each viewing level so you need not pay if ...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit once.... May be 2-3hrs max.... Take panoramic view surely....Never take Gray Line Tour company for travel.... Use other operators only
  • A beautiful place where you can sit back and enjoy the views of the river. Slovakia is just crossing the bridge. There's a lot of green areas surrounding the basilica.
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