Passing-By Esztergom While River Cruising in Danube in Hungary

That was a wonderful time cruising in Danube River in Hungary. The sky was blue and was simply a perfect weather for sightseeing. Danube is the second longest river in Europe after Volga. I had the chance to have a mini-cruise in this part of Europe. One of the places we passed-by was Esztergom. My friend whom I invited to go with me to the  this trip,  was so happy experiencing this river cruise. It was not really a  long cruise but it is enough to see the beauty of nature in that area. We also passed-by many small towns and villages.

What caught my attention is this structure  we took sight of while passing Esztergom, Hungary. You can see it in my first photo here. It is the  Esztergom Basilica which is considered to be the largest church in Hungary.  I was saddened because we did not had the chance to go inside this building.

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The Esztergom Basilica. Its official name is, The Primatial Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary Assumed Into Heaven and St Adalbert, is an ecclesiastic basilica in Esztergom, Hungary, the mother church of the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest, and the seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary. It is dedicated to the Saint Mary of the Assumption and Saint Adalbert.

Esztergom was once the capital of  Hungary from the 10th till the mid-13th century when King Béla IV of Hungary moved the royal seat to Buda. It is located around 46 km from the capital of Budapest, on the right bank of the river Danube. Our tour guide told us that if we cross the river there,  Slovakia’s ground is already there.

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Boats cruising Danube River in Esztergom, Hungary. I and may friend were happy to experience this cruise. © www.countrysidetrip.com

 
 

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