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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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  • Average5%
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Castle Hill | Szt. István tér, Esztergom 2500, Hungary
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+36 33 411 895
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"the river"
in 31 reviews
"day trip"
in 22 reviews
"danube bend"
in 15 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"biggest church"
in 8 reviews
"huge building"
in 6 reviews
"bell tower"
in 6 reviews
"spectacular views"
in 5 reviews
"surrounding countryside"
in 9 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 5 reviews
"small fee"
in 5 reviews
"tallest building"
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"spiral staircase"
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"next door"
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"combined ticket"
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"hungarian history"
in 7 reviews
"walk up"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a very hot day , so climbing hundreds of stairs to first get to the church, than to rich the top, wad well worth the effort. The richness of the church is clearly displayed in the museum and the view of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this very large and interesting church whilst onnanDanube Cruise. It's only a short though quite steep walk up to the Bassilica. It's worth it as it's very interesting and for a small fee , about 2€ you can climb the 413 steps to walk...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got off the hydrofoil from Budapest in lovely sunshine and walked up the hill via many steps to visit the cathedral. We paid the fee to visit the very large and welcomingly chilly crypt under the cathedral then visited the main body of the church....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dome of the basilica is so tall, it is visible almost anywhere and you can use it as a guide as you hike up to it from the hydrofoil dock. You can hike all the way up, or you can hike to the Primus...More

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 6th day in Hungary I took a $4 train to Esztergom to visit the basilica. It is a 30 minute walk from the station to the basilica, and I took a left when I should have taken a right. So, I reached the basilica...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grand and monumental, the bigest church in Hungary.centar of Chatolic Church in Hungary. Basillica is very nice, you can see a lot inside, and from outside is also very nice. Inside is a head of our saint, Saint Marko Krizevčanin. When you finish tour inside...More

Thank Jurica H
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We did a Danube Bend trip which brought us here. The exterior is gorgeous. You can actually walk outside of the dome if you’re not afraid of heights! Walk the property behind the cathedral to see Slovakia across the river! Such beautiful countryside. Unfortunately we...More

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Difficult to imagine how such a huge Basilica was built in such a small place until you consider that Esztergom was once the capital of Hungary. The house of worship is massive by any scale; you will need to pay to go up to the...More

Thank CharlesSeems
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Reviewed 9 June 2018

This basilica is not to be missed it you happen to be in the region. The basillica is high atop the steep hill and requires great efforts to hike up. But there is a free elevator service if you are not up to the challenge....More

2  Thank Suwanna C
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This cathedral stands proud on top of the hill the view of it looking back from the bridge is excellent but it is worth climbing up the hill and stepping inside. It is vast I just loved the floor so look down as well as...More

Thank Peter_wiwi
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Joy S
9 June 2018|
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Response from TJA950 | Reviewed this property |
Yes to all your questions. It depends how long you are in Hungary but my advice would be to pay in Forint or by credit card where you can control the exchange rates. In any event, if you are only there for a few days it's... More
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Pam D
4 June 2018|
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Response from Istvan T | Reviewed this property |
I've never seen any little train in Esztergom. The hotel is close to the cathedral but to reach that by mobility scooter is not too easy but possible. There are some steps and as I remember well some ways to there partly... More
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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
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