About Esztergom


Esztergom, located 40 km northwest of Budapest and nestled on the banks of the Danube, is not an accidental choice for MCC Feszt. It not only serves as a practical venue for a music and cultural festival, but its heritage perfectly complements the nature and aims of MCC Feszt.

Esztergom is one of the oldest cities in Hungary, with its history dating long before the Roman Empire. It's current history, however, begins in 960, when the Hungarian prince Géza selected Esztergom as his seat of power. Géza's son, István, would later become the first king of Hungary and lead the Christianization of the entire Hungarian kingdom.

Esztergom became the first capital of the Hungarian kingdom and would remain so until the 1200's. This legacy is reflected in Esztergom remaining the primatial seat of the Catholic Church in Hungary to this day. Consequently, Esztergom's most notable building, the Basilica of Esztergom is the largest church in Hungary and 17th largest dome in the world.

Today, Esztergom is a vibrant and dynamic town with countless amenities such as first-rate resteraunts, spas, and parks. It's beautiful downtown is a testament to Hungarian baroque architecture and both the castle and basilica on Esztergom's overlooking hill are a must-see for any visitor.

It is in this background that MCC Feszt takes place. Like Esztergom, MCC Feszt is a modern festival, but it is a festival deeply aware of its historical heritage. Thus, just like Esztergom, when one visits MCC Feszt they can enjoy the benefits of the 21st century, while appreciating the lessons and teachings of earlier generations.

For more information about Esztergom, please visit the official tourism website of the city here.

Mathias Corvinus Collegium 2024. All rights reserved