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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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  • Esztergom Basilica is enormous in size and grandeur. Its dome, which is presently undergoing restorations, shines in the sun from miles away up and down the river. The inside clearly demonstrate... 
    Esztergom Basilica is enormous in size and grandeur. Its dome, which is presently undergoing restorations, shines in the sun from miles away up and down the river. The inside clearly demonstrate...  more »
  • We were lucky 🍀 to have a beautiful day when we had a 2 hour stop on our river cruise in September. From the dock we took the cat steps up (need to be more mountain goat 🐐 it’s the hard way up... 
    We were lucky 🍀 to have a beautiful day when we had a 2 hour stop on our river cruise in September. From the dock we took the cat steps up (need to be more mountain goat 🐐 it’s the hard way up...  more »
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  • If you're looking for a really cool place to visit, you should check out the Basilica of Esztergom. It's a big, beautiful church that's super old and has lots of interesting things to see. One of the best parts is the really tall tower you can climb to get a great view of the whole city. It's a little bit of a hike, but totally worth it for the awesome views. And don't forget to look up at the ceiling inside the church – there are some really cool paintings and decorations up there. There are also lots of statues and artwork around the cathedral that are really fun to look at. My favorite was a big, shiny crown that's hanging in one of the rooms. It's super fancy and sparkly, and it was used by lots of important people a long time ago. Overall, the cathedral of Esztergom is a really neat place to visit. I bet you'll have a great time exploring all the different parts of it. Just make sure to be respectful and quiet while you're inside the church part. Happy exploring!
  • TBF when I visited, there was a renovation going on so I'm not so sure I'll be able to rate it with %100 clarity. The basilica itself was great and it's so cool to see that nearly every part of the building is still standing. The remnants inside and the treasury were great. I'm not that into body parts being kept for viewers though. Still, it was pleasant. Suggest you visit it. And while you're there, drink a tea in Slovakia.

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