Esztergom Basilica – the centre of the Catholic church in Hungary

by | October 14, 2022 | Places

The Basilica of Esztergom is a prominent religious site located in the city of Esztergom, Hungary. It is a Roman Catholic basilica and is one of the largest churches in the country.

The basilica was built in the 19th century in a neoclassical style, with elements of Renaissance and Baroque architecture. It was designed by the Hungarian architect Jozsef Hild and completed in 1869. The basilica stands on a hill overlooking the Danube River and is a prominent landmark in the region.

Esztergom Basilica
Esztergom Basilica – photo: Unsplash / Gergely Meszárcsek

The interior of the basilica is adorned with beautiful frescoes, statues, and stained glass windows. The main altar is made of red marble and features a painting of the Assumption of Mary by Johann Peter Krafft. The basilica also houses the largest pipe organ in Hungary, which has 143 stops and 9,999 pipes.

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