From Széchenyi Square we are walking to Esztergom Cathedral.
The Mária Valéria bridge joins Esztergom in Hungary and Štúrovo in Slovakia, across the River Danube. The bridge is some 500 metres in length.
The bridge is named after Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria. Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868 – 1924) was the fourth and last child of Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria and Elisabeth of Bavaria (“Sisi”). Her given name was Marie Valerie Mathilde Amalie, but she was usually called Valerie.
Esztergom lies in Komárom-Esztergom county, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia there.
Esztergom was the capital of Hungary from the 10th till the mid-13th century when King Béla IV of Hungary moved the royal seat to Buda.