Esztergom Hungary

We are going to the city of Esztergom. The scenery is very beautiful.

We are going to the city of Esztergom. The scenery is very beautiful.

Going into the town of Esztergom.

Going into the town of Esztergom.

Arrived at the town centre of Esztergom.

Arrived at the town centre of Esztergom.

Esztergom City Hall

Esztergom City Hall

Plaza in front of the Esztergom City Hall called Széchenyi Squear.

Plaza in front of the Esztergom City Hall called Széchenyi Square.

From Széchenyi Square we are walking to Esztergom Cathedral.

St Peter and St Paul Parish Church, Kossuth Lajos Street, Post Office in Széchenyi Square and Kis Duna stny (Little Danube Promenade)

St Peter and St Paul Parish Church, Kossuth Lajos Street, Post Office in Széchenyi Square and Kis Duna stny (Little Danube Promenade)

Little Danube

River of Little Danube

Mária Valéria Bridge Esztergom

Mária Valéria Bridge Esztergom

The Mária Valéria bridge joins Esztergom in Hungary and Štúrovo in Slovakia, across the River Danube. The bridge is some 500 metres in length.

Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria

Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria

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.

The Mária Valéria Bridge was opened on September 1895.

The Mária Valéria Bridge was opened on September 1895.

Esztergom lies in Komárom-Esztergom county, on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the border with Slovakia there.

Walking to Esztergom Basilica; St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish Church and National Museum of Esztergom Castle.

Walking to Esztergom Basilica; St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish Church and National Museum of Esztergom Castle.

Walking to the Esztergom Basilica

Walking to the Esztergom Basilica

And the Esztergom Cathedral comes into view.

And the Esztergom Cathedral comes into view.

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.

 

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