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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

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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.
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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 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place really beautiful architecture. Unfortunately lots of turists go inside during the celebration doing picturs with flash and speaking loud...

Thank swissjosh360
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited St. Stephen's Basilica during the end of August 2018. The church is well connected by metro and bus. Entry to the church is free, if interested we can donate 200 HUF in a donation box kept at the entrance to the main hall....More

Thank Shine_Haridas
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

beautiful carvings on the outside and inside. in the old city and by the fisherman memorial. basilica is georgeous like other churches

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely interior but again, makes you question - was this built to the glory of God or man? A place of peace though and was good to be able to light a candle after experiencing some of the stories of the tragedies and history of...More

Thank MargaretLangridgeBen
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very beautiful basilica located in the centre of Budapest. It's definitely a must-see when visiting Budapest.

Thank Mislav B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you like churches and or buildings, don’t miss this one. The day I was there there was a dessert bazaar held out front, luscious treats galore!

Thank Bruce O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, another of the great Basilicas complete with marble and mosaics. Impressive inside and out, with some religious relics. Part you can see that is free, and part you have to pay. Therefore many steps in order to enter the basilica so be advised if...More

Thank lfbmonkey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was able to attend a special evening string performance with occasional opera singer. Flyers were being handed out several days before. Enhanced the experience of the church. For 1 hour made it a special night in Budapest

Thank GHamp23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful, beautiful. Almost missed this because of some rain - but totally glad we made the walk and the effort. A stunning building.

Thank G M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we made our way to the church the sidewalks were crowded and local ladies were peddling sweaters. The church was very different than what we have seen in others and I really enjoyed the contrast. They said ladies had to have there shoulders covered...More

Thank Colleen L
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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
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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)
16 April 2018|
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Response from SiewKheong | Reviewed this property |
Only a voluntary donation to enter the church
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.