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Esztergom is the town where our first king, Saint Stephen was born and crowned, and it is also the centre of Hungarian Catholic Church. In Komárom you can find the only naval museum of Hungary presenting the history of navigation in the town, which is also depicted in the novels by Mór Jókai. Holiday-makers can visit wonderful regions including the Danube bend and the shore of the Old Lake of Tata.

According to the legend, an important battle of the Hungarian conquest (between Árpád and Svatopluk) took place near Tatabánya, the present county seat. To commemorate this event, a statue of a Turul bird (a mythical eagle of the ancient Hungarians) was erected on Kő-hegy (Stone hill). The statue with its 15m wing-span is the largest copper bird of Europe.

The royal seat of Hungary in the age of the Árpáds was Esztergom. On Várhegy (Castle Hill) you can find the former royal castle built in Gothic and Renaissance style on Romanesque foundations. The building houses the Castle Museum today. In the mediaeval parts of the building you can see remains of significant frescoes. The ruins of the abbey of Vértesszentkereszt and the provost's residence in Dömös are masterpieces of Romanesque architecture.

An important archaeological finding was excavated in the county, namely the nearly half a million-year-old nape bone, the dwelling-place and the chipped flint tools of the prehistoric man called Samu from Vértesszőlős. The towns in the county are also rich in industrial monuments. An open-air industrial museum was opened in Tatabánya in one shaft of the mine, where visitors can see mining machinery, the miners' flats and they can even walk around in one part of the mine itself. The Danube Museum of Esztergom, i.e. the Museum of Environmental Protection and Water Conservancy presents the past of water management in Hungary.

In Komárom you can find three fortresses from the modern times, which belonged to the one-time system of fortresses protecting both banks of the Danube. The oldest of them is the Csillagerőd (Star fortress) built on mediaeval foundations, which was protected by a wide moat, while the fortresses of Igmánd and Monostor - by corridors with loop-holes. The fortress of Monostor is open to the public as a museum.

The Maria-Valeria bridge connecting Esztergom and Párkány was rebuilt some years ago. In the renewed Customhouse at the bridge-head documents about the history of the bridge and the construction work are presented.

The Basilica of Esztergom built in neoclassical style according to plans by József Hild is the largest church of Hungary. The Mass of Esztergom was composed by Ferenc Liszt for the dedication of the church. The Mass was conducted by the composer himself at the ceremony. In the undercroft János Vitéz and József Mindszenty were buried. The Bakócz chapel belonging to the cathedral is the most valuable work of Hungarian Renaissance.

If you want to find some peace, visit the Kamaldul reclusory in Oroszlány-Majkpuszta. The baroque group of cells, the church and the abbey, which are used as apartments today, were built according to the old regulations of the Kamaldul order, famous for its vow of speechlessness.

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