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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
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Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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Reviewed yesterday

This is certainly an impressive structure to see from the outside. The neoclassical architecture is striking. But from the inside, from the perspective of seeing many basilicas and cathedrals, I found it an average site.

Thank brian790
Reviewed yesterday

This is another beautiful church. The organist was playing and the sound just filled the church and created a surreal experience.

Thank dconetta
Reviewed yesterday

Caught the remnants of mass with organ music and stunning sound. Unfortunately tourists were causing problems passing through the barriers and even moving them....how disrespectful. Donate a little, light a candle and give thanks that you are in such a beautiful place.

Thank wiseolly
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Saw it externally many times because it was 5 minutes from the Kempenski. Beautiful inside and out. Very inexpensive to see (200 huf). Highly recommend.

Thank RonFG
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This church is lovely inside and out. You have to pay a small donation to get in which is reasonable, as usually places like these cost a lot of tourists. If you are visiting Budapest then definitely go to this church whilst you are sightseeing.

Thank sjh92
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The most impressive aspect of this building is as you're walking towards it with the square in front of you. It's absolutely beautiful. The architecture is so amazing. Once you get in doors there's a voluntary donation of a couple of euros. Then you get...More

Thank Toni May S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking around this beautiful church. Although it is not really old, we enjoyed many of the details. Of course we lit a candle.

Thank JacqJMD
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to go if you are in the centre of Budapest. The inside, particularly the dome is stunning, all for a donation of 1 euro. Cant beat it.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Church is very beautiful inside and outside. There is a watchtower for which you need to pay for getting to the top. Entrance to church is free (?) but there is a donation box kept at the entrance 1 euro per person. Though donation...More

Thank India_Expl0rer
Reviewed 3 days ago

The access to the Basilica is by voluntary contribution but woe be tide you if you don't put anything in the box. We saw the hand of St Stephen quickly as it was illuminated by a your guide! As relics go it was well preserved...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
...More
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SafLam
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)
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YuuY47
April 16, 2018|
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Response from SiewKheong | Reviewed this property |
Only a voluntary donation to enter the church
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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.
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