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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 28 October 2016

Situated on a hilltop offering views across the Danube into Slovakia this is a very impressive one of the largest in Eastern Europe

Thank Val_Mansfield
Reviewed 22 October 2016

The 'headquarters' of the catholic church in Hungary, a most impressive structure with great acoustics. As handsome as the building is - it is even more grand if you take the time to drive across the bridge and take a look from the Slovakian side.

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The rain was pouring down, but we made it to this huge church, imposingly set on castle hill. If you're looking for dignified serenity, this won't be your place of choice. The massive grey pillars inside and out set the tone. The slabs of red...More

Thank Kelsorosa
Reviewed 12 October 2016

the biggest church in Hungary. very impressive.it has been build on a hill . therefore very impressive

Thank sukakeliling
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Nothing prepared me for the scale of this Basilica; it is vast. Do visit the crypt if you have time because it houses the tomb of Cardinal Mindszenty who inspired many people of my generation because of his opposition to Communism in Hungary and for...More

Thank robert f
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We bought a ticket, not just to the basilica but to also see the treasury, go up to the cupola, the panoramic room and the crypt. I enjoyed every aspect of all of it. Being able to walk around the outside of the copula was...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Larger than the Basillica in Budapest. All of the special occasion Masses are held here (not in Budapest) The Treasury has fabulous items on display, but none of the descriptions are in English. You can view bullet holes in some of the paintings in the...More

Thank SuzB013
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

You can visit the top of the basilica (even the green dome) don't scare or hesitate the view and the history is priceless

Thank Banu S
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Imposing Cathedral standing overlooking the surrounding area. Artwork and history inside was well worth the trip. For the fitter people u can walk up to the Dome but it's a lot of steps but the view is breathtaking

Thank caseyjake2017
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This church is truly amazing. You can visit everything from bottom to top, all the towers, small exhibitions and the crypt. There are many steps so be prepared. It is an amazing building, I felt extremely small standing next to it, the views from the...More

Thank d3vil g
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If possible, please provide a mass schedule. Is there a gift shop with rosaries and medals open from April 18 - 24 th, 2016 ?
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