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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” (613 reviews)
“organ concert” (192 reviews)
“small donation” (151 reviews)
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Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 317 2859
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Reviewed yesterday

There was wine festival on the square in front of the church so it was very crowded. The church is nice, beautiful andif you are in budapest it is one of the point you need to visit.

Thank BarbaraPN72
Reviewed yesterday

Located in the inner city, so big that you can see it from everywhere, but the most amazing view is from Four Seasons hotel. The square is so beautiful, spacious, with various restourants and caffes. Basilica is grandious, and you can go into it, from...More

Thank Shejla A
Reviewed yesterday

We walked to the church from our apartment in about 15 minutes. It is impressive. From the outside and the inside is very beautiful. It is free.

Thank CAK45
Reviewed yesterday

This is another beautiful church in Budapest. The square in front of the church usually has activities on the weekends and is fun also. Inside the church is spectacular.

Thank 53rb53
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were so disappointed to find the nave and transepts of this magnificent cathedral cordoned off with red and white tape, and a sign telling us that the church was closed for a private ceremony. Crowded in the side aisles, we could see some people...More

Thank lynnekloot
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well as you know this was good enough for Sofia Loren son to get married. Beautiful place, very tastful design, not to rich like Vatican which is my mind over the top. This should be the cornerstone of all churches. No admission fee.

Thank stevepencz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building. It's just a shame about the males who stand outside harassing you to purchase their Segway tour.

Thank jadelb
Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful work of art...the architecture is fabulous at every angle. Residents of Budapest must be proud of this lovely building.

Thank debsmillen66
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful and peaceful would have loved to go to the top but didn't have time. Worth a trip dusting a visit to Budapest.

Thank Susie H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very moving visit. Felt a religious spirit present. Named after the first king of Hungary, who became a saint. His hand is a relic here.

Thank Tommyg29
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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3 August 2017|
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Response from Bogdan S | Reviewed this property |
usually the mass is only for Hungarian, for local people.
14 April 2017|
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Response from Silvia S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no it's not free. It cost about 200HOF ( donation) to go inside and 600HOF for the top. If the weather is sunny though definitely go on the top, you can see the whole city from there!
26 February 2017|
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