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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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Imposing Basilica, wonderful tower views of the city

This basilica is fantastic and you can go up the tower for a magnificant view of the city. There is even a relic (ST Stephan's hand ) This is real old world type basilica.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This basilica is fantastic and you can go up the tower for a magnificant view of the city. There is even a relic (ST Stephan's hand ) This is real old world type basilica.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a huge fan of religious attractions but this is a must see in Budapest. The architecture inside is stunning and the view from the 360 balcony on top is uncomparable in this city. Go visit!

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

St. Stephen’s Basilica, the largest church in Budapest, holds a prominent place in the city's skyline and it is certainly a beautiful church in a city with many other beautiful buildings with diverse architecture. It took more than 50 years to build the Basilica. The style of the church is neo-renaissance

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to a Friday evening organ consert that was very nice - with good performers. There were both solists and The large Organ.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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One of the wonders in Budapest which can be seen clearly from all the main vantage points. Free to enter unless you want to climb the tower. The inside is magnificent and well worth visiting. The Basilica sits centrally so it can be visited as part of a series of visits.

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Thank Nigel S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I vistied St Stephens during the Christmas Market, it was a fun evening with all the market events including a light show. There are many restaurants and cafe's in the area so you can make see the cathedaral along with grab a meal.

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Thank Patrick C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anothe magnificent cathedral,well worth a visit,only requires a small donation to enter,but they have a separate exhibition that requires and entry fee,and it requires you to walk up 300 steps,I believe there is a lift as an alternative access point. It would only be about 1 1/2 hours for this visit.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's one of those places that you have to visit when you are in Budapest. It's one of the few places that you can visit that you do not need to pay much to get into (a 200ft donation upon entry). The architecture is stunning and the art inside is simply beautiful, the staff are fairly relaxed about photography though... More 

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Thank BerkshireBoyTravels
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Definitely worth a visit. Must see place if you visit Budapest and our hotel was very very near it. It is even more beautiful at night with the lights on

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Basilica is a site to see in Pest. It is located near Parliament and several hotels and many shops and restaurants. Definitely worth a visit no matter your religion.

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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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