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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” (696 reviews)
“organ concert” (210 reviews)
“small donation” (175 reviews)
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Hours
Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
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 696 reviews
"organ concert"
in 210 reviews
"small donation"
in 175 reviews
"mummified hand"
in 125 reviews
"christmas market"
in 163 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 328 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 122 reviews
"impressive building"
in 100 reviews
"tower"
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"interior"
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"cupola"
in 120 reviews
"mass"
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"acoustics"
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Reviewed today

if you are strong in Your religion this is a Place to visit it is a very Nice street to walk up to it when building stand out and has very Nice photograph possibility square is very big and beautiful Basilica itself is not my...More

Thank Odd Lennart L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited St. Stephen Basilica for a concert . VIP seating at the front , wasn’t cheap but brilliant. A wonderful building with great architecture. Highly recommend.

Thank Terry G
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Reviewed yesterday

the best way to see St. Stephens is take a morning walking tour from where the bridge links up with the tram that goes up the hill to the historical governmental area of the country. If the tram is not working you can take a...More

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed yesterday

I loved the Basilica and especially the mosaic art. Take the tour to the top because it is absolutely worth it.

Thank PaporiR
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth going in to admire the art & design inside & great views from the look out (after a rather uncomfortably warm climb up a couple of hundred steps!)

Thank LaurenJD86
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This church is in the centre of the town and is free to look inside. The building outside is magnificent but very dark inside although the ceiling/dome are beautiful.Dress appropriate.

Thank Suzanne B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was thrilled to get to the Basilica. This was a place to reconnect with why I was really here. It was a peaceful place to be and for the most part people respected the "silence" signs that were posted in many areas. It is...More

Thank cocopod05
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another amazing attraction in Budapest on the Pest side that should be a MUST do for all tourists but get a guided tour to get the best from the visit. You can go tot he top for the best view in Pest but don't forget...More

Thank Roger1278
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An amazingly beautiful cathedral. A trip to the top affords some fabulous views over the city. It’s a bit of a climb but there is a small lift available.

Thank Bevereley R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful Basilica - the biggest church in Hungary - after taking stunning photos we attended an organ recital in the evening - amazing performance - not to be missed

Thank btframpton
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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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SafLam
29 July 2018|
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Response from Jill Ann L | Reviewed this property |
We went early in the morning when it first opened to our surprise no tickets needed! It was free :) we also were surprised that most of the sites around Budapest Castle were also free (Fisherman’s Bastilion)
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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 Jean Claude L | Reviewed this property |
No fee required to access the church. Just a small fee to get upstairs by elevator. Take care that the walks are limited when the religious office is being celebrated.
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