Esztergom


Formerly a Roman settlement, Esztergom was the seat of the Hungarian kingdom for 300 years. Prince Géza and his son Vajk, who was crowned by the pope in A.D. 1000 as Hungary's first king, István I (Stephen I), were the first rulers to call Esztergom home. István converted Hungary to Catholicism, and Esztergom became the country's center of the early church. Though its glory days are far behind it, the quiet town remains today the seat of the archbishop-primate - the "Hungarian Rome.".

excerpt from
Frommer's Budapest and the Best of Hungary

20 May 200
Approaching the
Cathedral

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Cathedral Interior

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View from the
cupola

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Danube separating Hungary
and Slovakia

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View of the Cathedral
from below

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