Esztergomi bazilika, Majestic Cathedral Overlooking the Danube

Szent István Square, Esztergom Basilica, postal code 2500
The church's garden is very large


The Esztergom Basilica is a historic landmark in the capital of Hungary, built in 1822 and one of the most famous churches in the country. In 1001, Hungary's first king, St. Stephen, was crowned here, and Esztergom was the capital of Hungary for a long time thereafter. The church is one of the largest and highest-ranking churches in the country, and the opening ceremony in 1856 saw the works of sculptors and painters from Italy, Germany, Austria, and Hungary. The basilica was once converted into a mosque by the Turks, with statues and reliefs destroyed, but it survived the attacks and remains the only church on Castle Hill. The church houses many famous paintings and replicas, showcasing the influence of early French Gothic style. Despite renovations and expansions in later years, the basilica has always been one of the most prestigious works of art in Hungary's Renaissance architecture, also indicating the close relationship between Italian and Hungarian nobles at the time. This elegant church welcomes visitors from the front of the Danube with its huge columns and towering central dome, leaving a deep impression on both sides of the river.
Szent István Square, Esztergom Basilica, postal code 2500
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