Do you know what are the layout characteristics of a basilical type church? And do you know how thick is the wall structure of the lower church of Esztergom, or how many times the dome of the Basilica in Budapest has been rebuilt? Would you have thought that both basilicas of our archdiocese hide more than hundred years old time capsules? The guided tours at Esztergom and Budapest basilica are answering the questions above and even more.
St. Stephen's Basilica
During the 1,5-hour program, you can learn about the basilica’s construction history, the decorative elements of its interior, the legends associated with them, and as well you can visit the illuminated Holy Right kept in the safety of the double reliquary. The guided walk includes a 15-minute organ concert — a prior arrangement is necessary.
Guided exhibition is available in the following languages: Hungarian, English
Tickets: The entry to the church is free of charge. Entry fee to be paid for the entry to the Treasury and the terrace around the dome.
Ticket prices here.
Basilica of Esztergom
On the so called Everything about the Basilica tour the visitors walk through the lower church, the liturgical space of the church and the Treasury and the Panorama Hall. Through the relics of the Treasury you can learn about how a coronation ceremony used to be. As well you can find a scale model of the original design of the basilica in the Panorama Hall and the walk will also reveal why the Bakócz Chapel once had to be sawn into 1,600 pieces.
Guided exhibition is available in the following languages: Hungarian, English, German
Tickets: The entry to the church is free of charge.Entry fee to be paid for the entry to the lower church, the Treasury and to visit the dome.Ticket prices here. Here you can read more about further family programs.