Esztergóm Basilica is Hungary’s largest church, and also its most important by rank, as it is the cathedral of the country’s primate. Stephen I of Hungary founded the first church on the site of today’s basilica in the first decade of Hungary’s statehood. The castle hill at Esztergóm has always played an important role in Hungarian history since the country’s founding. Not even the storms and blows of history could detract from its special importance and significance. Its picturesque location above the Danube Bend, its natural beauty characterised by the surrounding hills and the edifices constructed here, which elevated Esztergóm to the position of a secular and sacred focal point by turns, contributed in equal measure to its ability to retain this role throughout the centuries. Simultaneously easily accessible and isolated, easy to defend, uplifting, but also attractive and relaxing due to its natural surroundings: it’s no surprise that this location first became the seat of Hungary’s kings and then the most important centre of the Catholic Church in Hungary.
2500 Esztergom, Szent István tér 1