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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” (688 reviews)
“organ concert” (213 reviews)
“small donation” (176 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"
in 688 reviews
"organ concert"
in 213 reviews
"small donation"
in 176 reviews
"mummified hand"
in 125 reviews
"christmas market"
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"worth a visit"
in 329 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 120 reviews
"impressive building"
in 100 reviews
"tower"
in 680 reviews
"interior"
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Reviewed today

Beautiful and for free. In my opinion it is one of the most interesting places in Budapest. Hou have to visit it.

Thank Klaudia N
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Reviewed today

at some point, traveling accross europe and seing all the different cherches and basilicas start to get to you, it is nice, but nothing special about it. having said that, there was a classical music concert in the evening, which was great experaince

Thank Miki F
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Reviewed today

We visited the Basilica in the morning and were very impressed with its beauty. We purchased tickets to ascend the 320 steps to enjoy the fabulous views of the city. We were lucky enough to hear about an Organ Recital taking place that evening and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This basilica is absolutely exquisite. Once inside, the architectures reminded me of St. Peters in Vatican. As it is a Christian church, silence is required to respect the meditation and the prayers of the chruch-goers. I have seen many churches but this one is one...More

Thank Gkitazum
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although our trip through this Basilica was short, we enjoyed seeing the dome and newer style 19th century architecture.

Thank lgriller
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently visited Budapest and visited the Basilica. It's relatively new compared to other great churches in Europe (started in late 1800's and finished in early 1900's). As a result it doesn't have all the great artwork and stained glass as its peers. Doesn't take much...More

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

St. Stephen's is a remarkably beautiful church. The exterior is not unique, but the interior is stunning. Walls, ceilings, chapels--all are elaborately decorated. The famous relic is St. Stephen's hand, which you can see for yourself in a gold and glass case. If you are...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

St Stephens Basilica is very very impressive and my number 1 thing to see in Budapest. St Stephens hand is preserved within and you can also see the relic which is macabre but pretty cool

Thank Jonathan A
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Did not think we would voluntarily go to another church/basilica tour but we did as we had heard all positive stuff about St Stevens. And glad we did. Pay the extra and go up the dome. You can take an elevator but the walk up...More

Thank Rustyhelen
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Another must visit sight. It was a hot sunny day so we did not go inside but I know it would be stunning. The area and views make this worthwhile on their own. Easy to get to via public transport or tourist bus or mountain...More

Thank Hancoxa
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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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Yuu Y
16 April 2018|
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Response from SiewKheong | Reviewed this property |
Only a voluntary donation to enter the church
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Yuu Y
16 April 2018|
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Response from paulukRishton | Reviewed this property |
No fee just a box for donations at the entrance. As others have said a small fee to use the lift to access the tower BUT free to use the stairs as we did.
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Yuu Y
16 April 2018|
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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
No. You just walk in. Enjoy.
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