• The Cathedral (Basilica)

    The Cathedral (Basilica) consecrated in 1856, with its 100 m height is the largest ecclesiastic building in Hungary, which is among the first five largest churches in Europe as well.
  • Castle Hill

    The most important touristic attractions in Esztergom, the first capital of Hungary founded in 973, where once lived the kings of Hungary, are to be found on the fifty meters high Castle Hill with the Basilica and the royal castle on the top of it.
  • Aquaisland

    The Aquaisland called in Hungarian Aquasziget was designed by the Ybl- and Kossuth- price winner József Finta and opened in 2005 in the neighbourhood of Esztergom’s city centre, on the Primate’s Island.
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Sights of Esztergom

Water Town

Water Town

Water Town

In the neighbourhood of the Castle Hill, the second most important sight in Esztergom is the Water Town. 

Saint Thomas Becket Hill

Saint Thomas Becket Hill

Saint Thomas Becket Hill

From the downtown a special serpentine walk leads up to the top of the hill, decorated with the country flag.

Primate’s Island

Primate’s Island

Primate’s Island

One of the most picturesque parts of Esztergom is the Primate’s Island belonging to the Royal Town and the Water Town.

Town Centre

Town Centre

Town Centre

Esztergom’s town-centre has obtained its present-day shape from an old historical structure and due to its modern infrastructure.

Lake Palatinus

Lake Palatinus

Lake Palatinus

Esztergom has several lakes, among them the largest is Lake Palatinus situated at the border of Esztergom-Kertváros and Dorog.

Mountains, valleys and lakes

Mountains, valleys and lakes

Mountains, valleys and lakes

Beside all its special attractions, Esztergom is also considered the town of hills and valleys, where one can also find several lakes.

Esztergom

At the entrance to the Danube Bend, embraced by the Pilis and the Visegrád mountains, finds itself Hungary’s first capital, the cradle of the Hungarian state and church, Esztergom. The most important monuments of the town founded in 973 are on the Castle Hill: the 100 m tall cathedral (the Basilica) and the royal castle. The museums and exhibitions in these buildings tell the story of several moments in the Hungarian history and Roman-Catholic Church.

One needs several days to see everything in Esztergom: architecture, museums, bathes, alleys, shops; among the most important sights to be seen are the Water Town (Víziváros), the Royal Town (Királyváros or “belváros”) or Town Centre, the Saint Thomas Becket Hill, the Primate’s Island and the Maria Valeria Bridge, the Búbánat valley. Esztergom is also well known for the water sports, fishing possibilities, bicycle, car or walking tours and the possibility of crossing the border, as well as the natural and built heritage and the the surrounding small localities.