Esztergom is a great destination for a day-trip. Among its monuments there are the largest church of Hungary and the Bakocz Chapel.
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Esztergom was the first capital of Hungary as well as the millennial site of the primate cardinal of Hungary, that is to say the prelate in charge of the Catholic Church within the country. Among its monuments there is the largest church in Hungary and the Renaissance chapel of Bakocz.

By visiting the Basilica it is possible to admire its majestic ecclesiastical collection. The Royal Medieval Palace, which was rebuilt after its destruction, is located on the Forth Mountain, while the Primate’s Palace hosts the Christian Museum.

On the Esztergom shore there is the Aquasziget Aquapark, featuring a wellness center with pools, gejser, and caves with healing waters.

Esztergom is located about 50 kilometers from Budapest, and it can be reached by bus or train.

The Via Imperialis, between Esztergom and Szekesfehervar

The cities of Esztergom and Szekesfehervar, where the kings of Hungary were crowned, are connected through the Via Imperialis. This ancient road passes through the Zsambek basin, on the northwest side of Budapest, and it is full of villages, hidden treasures, and natural parks.

While exploring the Via Imperialis do not miss:


The city overlooking the Zsambek basin is home to the beautiful ruins of the late-roman church and the Museum of the history of Electricity featuring a unique collection of its kind.

The Preserved Natural Park of Buda

In the Preserved Natural Park of Buda there are a number of tracks for hiking and excursions lovers; a real adventure between nature and the old settlements of the Germans in Hungary.


Budakeszi is a district of Budapest characterized by a beautiful Natural Park, the perfect place if you are traveling to Hungary with your family and you feel like enjoying long walks and some relax.


La moderna città di Erd, che si estende nei pressi del Danubio, sorge vicino l’antico insediamento Ofalu, che vanta una torre del minareto di epoca ottomana, dalla quale si può ammirare uno stupendo panorama sul Danubio, e il Museo della storia della geografia Ungherese, dedicato ai grandi esploratori ungheresi, come il tibetologo Sandor Korosi Csoma, Pal Teleki, vulcanologo, e Moric Benyovszky, re del Madagascar.

The modern city of Erd, which lies around the Danube, rises near the old Ofalu settlement, characterized by a Tower from the Ottoman empire from which it is possible to admire a breathtaking view over the Danube. Erd is also home to the Hungarian Geographical Museum, dedicated to the greatest Hungarian explorers such as the orientalist Sandor Korosi Csoma, the volcanologist Pal Teleki, and Moric Benyovszky, king of Madagascar.

The Szazhalombatta Archeological Park

Szazhalombatta, a small town near Budapest named after the ancient culture of Hallstatt, is home to the famous Szazhalombatta Archeological Park. Visiting this park will take your through a journey back in time all the way to the age of bronze and iron to discover ancient treasures and live just like our ancestors.

Excursions to Esztergom from Budapest

If you are based in Budapest, consider booking a guided day tour from the Hungarian capital, one of whose stops is Esztergom.

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