Esztergom, Hungary

Esztergom is a city in northern Hungary, 46 km north-west of the capital Budapest. It lies in Komárom-Esztergom county, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia. Esztergom played an important role in the establishment of the Hungarian state 1000 years ago. As a royal seat for two centuries and as a center for the Roman Catholic religion for 1000 years it abounds Esztergom historic and cultural sights.

The biggest church of Central Europe can be found in Esztergom. The building is 100m in height and boasts the world’s largest altar piece. Organ and choir concerts attract many visitors inside the interior. Other attractions include Watertown with its two-towered church, the Kereszteny Museum and the imposing Town Hall. The views from Szent Tamas Hill are stunning and the Szechenyi Square and surrounding streets offer a quaint but elegant vista.

Things to See & Do

* Esztergom Basilica
* Castle Museum
* Szechenyi Square
* Watertown
* St. Anne Church (“Round Church”)

General Information

Cruise Season – March to Dec
Currency – Forint (HUF)
Language – Hungarian
Land Area – 100.35 km²
Population – 32,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 36

Port Location – The port at Esztergom is located on the Danube River.

Travel Links – Esztergom is accessible by bus and train from Budapest (approx 45 mins).

There is a daily boat line MAHART Passnave from Budapest Vigadó Square at Pest.

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