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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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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 yesterday via mobile

We do enjoy a good cathedral/church on our European visits and this tops the lot! This was unbelievably stunning to the point of taking your breath away. A must if you like this sort of thing

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This church is a homage to several architectural and design styles both inside its high ceilinged walls and outside in all its glory: from Asian to Byzantine to Roman-all historical influxes can be viewed. We were greeted upon entry, by two enormous Mylar and transparent...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Paid 200 FTS to enter and glad we did. Absolutely stunning Basilica . Very busy when we visited . Not really much more to add

Thank jakkx56
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a gorgeous church with no entrance fee. Do not miss it. Well worth your time. You can even see the hand of St. Stephen if you are curious.

1  Thank Joaelk
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

While we were waiting for the organ concert to start, I had a chance to observe the interior of this Basilica. It is not a really large church but the amount of gold leaf is impressive. The interior is also in excellent condition. My only...More

1  Thank Susan7
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The church is very beautiful to see. It is free time get in with the option to give a donation. There's an exhibit of St Stephen's right hand that is over a 1000 years old.....

1  Thank peterkT5248QZ
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yet another stunning building, photo chance yet again but be careful not to trip over the other snappers. Go inside and view the dome and the opulent decoration.

Thank peterdavy50
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there just as they were preparing for the mass and parade of St Stephens hand thru the city. It took us a while to understand which St Stephan this was. The basilica is beautiful and well worth the visit.

Thank chris f
Reviewed 3 days ago

The views of the city from the gallery are breath-taking and well worth the climb. Formidable building

Thank tsruhelpats
Reviewed 3 days ago

St Stephen's Basilica is a beautiful church situated in a lovely square. It is free to go in and wonderful inside. Lit up at night.

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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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July 29, 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)
April 16, 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
April 16, 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.