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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” (656 reviews)
“organ concert” (209 reviews)
“small donation” (165 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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+36 1 317 2859
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"beautiful church"
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"organ concert"
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"small donation"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, absolutely stunning inside! Donation on entry, a lot of tourists but didn’t spoil our visit, a truly beautiful Basillica!

Thank Philly53
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the most beautiful and attractive church of Hungary build in the nineteenth century. Its a significant tourist attraction as its the biggest church in Budapest. have the option to have a good view of the city from the gallery just below...More

Thank Suman S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

600 HUF to access the tower is a great price considering the views you experience when at the top, there are a lot of stairs to climb but also lifts if you’re not able. Well worth a visit

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not religious at all but this is a beautiful building outside and spectacular inside. Small fee to enter - you can also pay to go up the tower.

Thank Lynsay D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited many churches and cathedrals over the years, but we were blown away with this beautiful building. It is awesome outside but inside it really does take your breath away, absolutely stunning! Do not miss the chance to visit irrespective of your religious...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Expect to queue for access to the tower. The church itself is magnificent a must see for any visit to Budapest.

Thank dheightley
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The interior and exterior of this basilica were absolutely beautiful. I recommend going to the top to check out the view. Even on a foggy and overcast day it was an incredible sight.

Thank Brittany D
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Multiple times I passed this building and took a photo not knowing what it was. However, it is beautiful and you can tour inside. I didn't go inside but the outside is very open and I recommend stopping by for a photo. Easy to get...More

Thank Aniece B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My last visit to Budapest the Basilica was only partially restored. Now I could see the marvellous restored building. In- and outside both equilly beautifull.

Thank Jos L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Basilica is one of the most beautiful places in Budapest. It is an amazing place for visitors regardless of their beliefs. The Basilica is beautifully decorated and amazingly architectural. It is build from beautiful marble of different color. Everything you look at inside is...More

Thank Joshua B
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Nearby
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
...More
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TrampAisha
10 December 2017|
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Response from ELAINE G | Reviewed this property |
the look out at the top is open from ten am to 4.30pm and the church itself it open 9am till 7pm and on a Sunday 7.45am till 7pm
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CarolGwashere
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
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hannahw95
4 November 2017|
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Response from Huckiewin | Reviewed this property |
No, enjoy
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