The impressive Esztergom Basilica, dramatically reflected in the Danube River, takes front and center in this ancient river town. Small though it may be, Esztergom has proved a major force in Hungary's history. St. Stephen, the first Christian king and founder of the nation, was crowned here in AD 1000, establishing Esztergom as Hungary's first capital, which it remained for the next 250 years. Esztergom has also been the seat of the Roman Catholic Primate of Hungary for more than a thousand years.
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