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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 1 317 2859
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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 317 2859
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Not the most beautiful basilica and quite crowded. Worth a visit to better understand the history of Budapest.

Thank hokona
Reviewed 2 days ago

Didn't get to look around much as full for Sunday Prayers. Atmosphere spine tingling and lit a candle for our daughter, tearful moment...

Thank jamesaway13
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a church right out of all the movies.The whole inside is like a museum.The ceiling is adorned with a beautiful painting.There many alters.If you visit only 1 church in Budapest visit this one.

Thank Willum56
Reviewed 3 days ago

The basilica is wonderful, as is the square that stretches out in front of it. We kept returning here because of the energy, the people-watching, the food, the whole vibe. It's even more beautiful at night when the lights come on.

Thank peebs777
Reviewed 3 days ago

We lucked out while doing a tour of the Christmas Markets. One of them was in the square by St. Stephen's Basilica. It is a beautiful church and is well worth visiting.

Thank clfoley1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful! Breathtaking! Just wish the hours for the chapel housing the Right Hand of St. Stephen were open longer. We could not make the very limited hours that it was open and was very disappointing that we could not see it. We came a very...More

Thank mikildiko
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is so beautiful and a must do in Budapest! Make sure you go up to the top and see the panoramic view. Great picture taking opportunity!

Thank victoriagordon0
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is really a huge structure and great both inside and outside. Definitely a must visit in Budapest. When we visited there was a wedding ceremony. It was the first time I've witnessed a wedding in a church so it was a unique experience for...More

Thank Aralavci
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday and there was a wedding inside. Although couldn't see the full building there was still access for the visitors open . I actually loved the fact that this place is used for its purpose . Entrance is free you just need...More

Thank irina j
Reviewed 3 days ago

We paid to go to the viewing tower and it was worth it - you can see all of the Buda hills and the city, stunning.

Thank Aisling H
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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It is free to enter?
14 April 2017|
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Response from Silvia S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no it's not free. It cost about 200HOF ( donation) to go inside and 600HOF for the top. If the weather is sunny though definitely go on the top, you can see the whole city from there!
We are planning to attend 6:00 p.m. Mass on a weekday in May. Will there be choir and the organ being played during the Mass?
26 February 2017|
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Response from wellsyStBees | Reviewed this property |
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hi, is it compulsory to join a guided tour to visit this basilica? and can I just go there to go to the Cupola for the view?
29 January 2017|
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Response from Stefan M | Reviewed this property |
hi Kherol321, no it isn't compulsory to join a guided tour to visit the Basilica. you can walk in and support the church by choise. The Cupola costs around F400.
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