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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 1 317 2859
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Built between 1851 and 1905, this large parish church accommodates 8,500 people and features a magnificent 300-foot, neo-Renaissance dome.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (636 reviews)
“organ concert” (202 reviews)
“small donation” (159 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 317 2859
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always great around Christmas, the light show the ice skating and of course the spectacular basillica it's self. Well worth a visit

Thank Martinberni
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely church, the interiors were amazing it's a work of art. There was no entrance fee but a donation of 200 hufs was required. Very quiet visitors were respectful of the place. Cameras allowed.

Thank pacificlight28
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were visiting the St. Stephen's Basilica in December. You have to pay a 600 Ft fee if you want to go to the panorama. It is a perfect place to take photos.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful! Make sure to add this one to your list. Very pretty, my partner and I enjoyed it a lot. Worth the time getting there for sure.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Basilica is beautiful inside and out. Go to the top- the views are amazing! You can walk - it’s a LOT of steps, but free, or take the elevators for a small fee. We were there in December and the winds at the top...More

Thank HMakgill
Reviewed yesterday

The Basilica was as impressive as any I have seen in Rome. Make sure you climb the many steps (there is an alternative lift) to the top of the dome for impressive views of the city.

Thank paulukRishton
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Make sure to be there when they play the organ. There are concerts organised by different companies but you can also catch short performances during the day.

Thank Paola K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One thing I cannot stand is having to pay to go into a church. It was built by the people for the people and should be free to enter and a donation suggested.

Thank CommanderBiro
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

聖伊什特萬聖殿是匈牙利首都布達佩斯的一座天主教宗座聖殿,以匈牙利的第一位國王伊什特萬一世得名,其木乃伊右手 安放在此。 聖伊什特萬聖殿與匈牙利國會大廈是布達佩斯最高的兩座建築. Saint Stephan’s Church is another awesome church. Somehow, the East Europe architecture is very different to Central Europe like France, Italy or Germany. A sense of mystery, more philosophical or just I don’t know that much of Europe. However, I fully enjoy...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the Basilica square to go to the Christmas market. Basilica was closed or would have liked to seen inside. Nice Christmas market here with a fun light show with music projected onto the Basilica in 3D or 2D (30 mins apart).

Thank Bernard D
District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube,
with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The
Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica
stand out as two of the finest examples of
architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for
more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval
city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while
the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention
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10 December 2017|
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Response from Betula103 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely open every day but naturally there are many visitors.
18 November 2017|
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Response from stripeyandco | Reviewed this property |
We didn't go to a concert either, however, I would agree with Donna S 's recommendation
4 November 2017|
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Response from Huckiewin | Reviewed this property |
No, enjoy