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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 today

A must to experience the stunning architecture of this building and to learn about St Stephen. Within are remains of the saint that you are able to view.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank whiteprince
Reviewed today

Possibly the most beautiful and well kept church I have been in... Glorious in its grandeur. visited during mass time so couldn't really walk around. Loved it though

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Antonio M
Reviewed yesterday

You must pay your 600 Forints and climb the stairs to the balcony at the top of the dome for incredible views over Budapest. Then for a donation of another 200 Forints (less than £1) you can enter the incredible basilica and take in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Andrew H
Reviewed yesterday

We did not go inside the church but took the elevators up to the viewing area on the terrace of the Basilica. What an amazing view of Buda and Pest. You can walk up to the terrace - 302 steps if you want. This is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Kathy P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning building inside and out. Small fee gets you up the dome. The guide book days 42 steps after the lift but there are more. They are spiral and narrow so difficult to pass others going other way. Great views.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank jomuckle66
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience. Must see when visiting Budapest. However, a very strange man shouting in the cathedral was not what we expected. Security removed him promptly

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MJBK
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning, make sure you go to terrace at top up the long stair cases worth it for the view. Inside is beautiful and only a euro donation to go in 😀

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Megan20171
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one spectacular church. Square in front is surrounded with cafes and restaurants, has a great atmosphere, always energetic and full of people.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 486majap
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is quite an ornate church with some interesting features & what we also found useful was that the descriptions were also printed in English & I would recommend reading them as we found them very educational particularly the religious relic of King Stephens hand.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank garyhR4654QL
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Couldn’t really enjoy the church as it was way colder inside than outside (in February). Had to run away as soon as possible. I’m afraid my faith wasn’t strong enough to bear these temperatures.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bubblystan
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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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7 January 2019|
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Response from mimi2937 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Beautiful and not to be missed.
21 November 2018|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
I recommend emailing or calling. I included the contact info. Enjoy! Bishop's Con Cathedral of St. Stephen's Basilica Parish oficce. H-1051 Budapest, Hercegprímás utca 7. Phone: (00-36)-1-317-28-59 Fax... More
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)