The royal city of Esztergom and the greatest cathedral in Hungary

by Victor Grigore, Webphoto.ro

The small city of Esztergom, resting on one side of the Danube, is one of the most important places in Hungary, packed with religious and historic significance. It was here that the patron of the country and founder of the Hungarian Kingdom, Stephen I was born and died. Esztergom was the capital of Hungaria in the middle ages and sort of a Hungarian Vatican, housing the greatest catholic authority of the country. The coronation of the Hungarian kings was a privilege of the bishop of Esztergom who served here.
A great statue depicting the coronation of St Stephen is built on this acropolis that looks down the Danube and over the neighbor Slovakia.
The cathedral (basilica) of Esztergom is still the tallest building in the country. It is 100 m tall and has a dome of 33 m in diameter, so vast that it takes 9 second for a loud sound to silence its echo. The organ of Esztergom Basilica is the third largest organ in the world.

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