Plague Pillar


The erection of this monument was the town's way of giving thanks when a plague epidemic passed it by.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Esztergom attractions

1. Danube Museum

0.26 MILES

This surprisingly interesting (and quite high-tech) museum has exhibits on all aspects of the history of Hungary's greatest river, including its mighty…

2. Mária Valéria Bridge

0.38 MILES

Cross the bridge from Watertown over to Primate Island (Prímás-sziget) and to the southwest is the Mária Valéria Bridge, connecting Esztergom with the…

3. Balassa Bálint Museum

0.39 MILES

This museum, in an 18th-century baroque building, has a small collection of black-and-white photos of the excavations of the town's castle, as well as a…

4. Castle Museum

0.46 MILES

The Castle Museum is housed in the former Royal Palace, built mostly by French architects in the 12th century during Esztergom’s golden age. The palace…

5. Christian Museum

0.47 MILES

The former Bishop’s Palace in the picturesque riverbank Watertown (Víziváros) district houses the Christian Museum, home to the largest and finest…

6. Esztergom Basilica

0.54 MILES

The largest church in Hungary sits on Castle Hill, and its 72m-high central dome can be seen for many kilometres around. The building of the present…

7. Öziçeli Hacci Ibrahim Mosque


This 400-year-old mosque was built in the 17th century, during the Ottoman occupation of Esztergom. In its later incarnations it served both as a granary…

8. King Matthias Museum (Royal Palace)

10.86 MILES

Just inland from the river, the Royal Palace boasted 350 rooms during the 15th-century reign of King Matthias Corvinus to whom the museum it now contains…