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The population of the town is about 30,000. Esztergom, in the western gateway of the Danube Bend, the seat of the kings of the Árpád dynasty, is the centre of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary.
The Castle Hill is the richest in sights in the town mellowed with age. The medieval Royal Palace, housing the Castle Museum of the Hungarian National Museum is the oldest stone fortress of the country. The Cathedral, the most monumental building of the Catholic Church in Hungary, was built on the plateau of the hill in the 19th century.
An outstanding sight in the city centre is Széchenyi square with its monument buildings and statues. One of the friars of the Franciscan church and monastery, Pál Tomori, who later became an archbishop, took part in the battle of Mohács as a general.
Another interesting public collection of the town is the Duna Museum of the Hungarian Museum of Water Conservancy, showing the history of water management practiced by the peoples living along the river. Exhibitions of local history and archaeology are displayed in the Balassa Museum. A sight on Előhegy a bit out of the way is Mihály Babits Memorial House.
The Maria Valery bridge, which connected Esztergom and Sturovo and which was destroyed in World War II, was rebuilt and opened in October 2001, which revived city life.
The aquapark of Prímás island opened in 2005 and the Vadas bath in Sturovo offer recreation apart from the sights.