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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

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Address: Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 1 317 2859
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Built between 1851 and 1905, this large parish church accommodates 8,500...

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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beautiful Basilica, would recommend to visit concerts which are regularly kept, fantastic acoustic, great experience

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Belgrade
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

beautiful Basilica, would recommend to visit concerts which are regularly kept, fantastic acoustic, great experience

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Basilica amazed me with size, as well as with rich history. There is a very interesting story about how the church was built.

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Beautiful building with lots to see, and also worth going in order to experience the calming atmosphere. Lots of tourists though, of course.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited 3 areas of the basilica. The church itself for a "donation fee" of 200 HUF (there is a second chamber on the left side with a mummy hand or something) and for 600 HUF (I found other prices online but that`s what I paid), the treasury museum (2 small rooms with some church golden stuff) and the panoramic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great experience sombre atmosphere for prayer AND views. the dome top view is amazing roof and skyline of the city

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A fantastic piece of architecture! Do not miss St. - Stephen's hand in the small chapel attached to the main building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Entry is via the right doorway, and a voluntary donation to the upkeep of the building. The architecture is very similar to the that of Italy, and is worth it for anyone just to wander around, religious or not. You can also see 'The Holy Right' which is supposedly St Stephens mummified right hand. We climbed the dome which was... More 

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A fabulous building. Went up the tower 302 steps up views at top see the whole extent of the city. However, can see similar views from castle etc. for 2 of us was 1200 huf. Think I would of rather of seen the other side the treasury but ran out of time

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The interior is very grand and spectacular. It contains a special relic that makes the experience even more interesting. A must - climb all the way to the top to enjoy a wonderful view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We attended an evening violin ensemble at the church. The church is magnificent. Acoustics were not great, but I will listen to great music in a beautiful church whenever I can. The audience loved the concert and the venue, even though it was somewhat chilly in the church, which actually made it more personal somehow. Budapest can be proud of... More 

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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 and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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