Esztergom - Hungary's biggest cathedral

Esztergom - Hungary's biggest cathedral

Eyeballing Slovakia on the opposite banks of the river, the enormous dome of Esztergom’s basilica is a landmark that visitors see for many kilometres before they actually reach the town. This is the nation’s largest church, appropriately situated atop Castle Hill, lording it over both the Danube and the town’s pretty pastel houses and winding streets. The highlight of the cathedral may well be its chapel, an ornate, lavish affair of red and white marble, and housing an enormous altarpiece, based on Titian's Assumption. The sweeping views from the cupola of the mighty meandering river cut through Hungary’s verdant countryside are also unforgettable.

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