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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice Basilica. Not the most impressive but it’s actual simplicity makes it different from the heavy characteristics of other basilicas.

Thank biso67
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a walking tour which allowed us to visit the Basilica. It was a wonderful visit and worth the time.

Thank chagresjim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St. Stephen's is as impressive as it is imposing. Situated in the centre of Budapest, this Basilica demonstrates the fine architecture associated with Hungary and a quick glance at the building shows off it's impressive craftsmanship. Inside is just as stunning and intricately detailed as...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 1 week ago

St Stephen's Basilica is at the heart of Pest, an impressive building both inside and out, that most visitors to Budapest will visit. A big deal is made of the relic, allegedly of St Stephen's right hand, rather creepily displayed in an ornate casket. A...More

Thank JimnHilary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A magnificent structure that feels like you are in Rome. A must see in Budapest. Saw it early morning as the sun rose over the steeples. A wonderful area is set up just outside the church to detail the building of this structure.

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The biggest cathedral in Budapest. Amazingly huge and definitely worth seeing from outside and inside. It is as well possible and highly recommended to climb the church and watch the city from the bird's eye!

Thank Владимир К
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful baroque structure. Well worth a visit just to see the building and the art within. Better yet, go to a musical performance there. They have concerts. Tickets can be purchased in advance or just show up. Enjoy the fabulous acoustics. The children’s...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice building style. Nice place for relax. Many restaurants around that. Few steps to The Parlament and bridges

Thank Kamil Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was nothing really moving in the artwork and architecture of the Basilica. It was large and nice but that's about it. One thing notable was the fine Hungarian lace that adorned each alter.

Thank RWHinze
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An incredibly beautiful place. No entry fee although there is a voluntary donation box. It's very big inside and very ornate. You can choose to pay to go up in the dome but we didn't this time. If you're visiting Budapest this should be top...More

Thank jezzicahoward
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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
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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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16 April 2018|
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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
No. You just walk in. Enjoy.
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