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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 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful church in Buda. I thought the old town of Buda was beautiful and there standing proud is the Cathedral. At night it glistens and lovely to walk round the area there was also a few buskers really enjoyed. Also lovely views over to Pest....More

Thank sunshineandsunsets14
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you only do one church in Budapest, this is it. Absolutely stunning inside. Try and time it so you can hear the bells (on the half and hour).

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the church around dusk time when I was returning from work while I was on a business trip. I bought a ticket to go to the top of the dome. The views were magical at that time of the day. Highly recommend it....More

Thank monae831
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arriving here inside the building, everything was great, well maintained and really bring you back to hundreds of years before... a place where all the appreciations should be given to all who built, maintain and take care of it up to the present day...

Thank Lukas S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to what is around in Budapest this was outstanding. The craftmanship inside was spectacular. It does go to show that some things were done very well. Our tour guide from the "Hop on Hop off" Giraffe bus line was fantastic in show, telling &...More

Thank brimble5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basilica is spectacular and all they ask is a small donation of 200 Forint to enter, and it's well worth it. We also paid the 700 Forint to visit the viewing platform above the dome, and the views are amazing! There is a lift,...More

Thank Gwawr J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see when you visit Budapest even if you are not into religion. The architecture and scale of the basilica is what impresses you. They request a 200 huf (1 aud) donation when you enter. You will be awed by all the...More

Thank Tom E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit this church and take the time to go up the stairs to the outside dome - 600 forints which is less than £2. You can even take 2 lifts if you’re feeling tired. Great views of the city and surroundings. Well worth a visit....More

Thank wombat124
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful recommended. Also don't be fool like me there is elevator. I didn't know this and I go million stairs

Thank zvika k
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica is very beautiful and I guess not many churches in Europe beat this. A lot of stuff to see inside.

Thank Angad S
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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 Amy P | Reviewed this property |
I just visited. Yes we paid to get in. I think it was 4000 Ft for the family ticket but I'm not sure about the amount. You definitely need a ticket though, voluntary donation aside
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.