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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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We have been to many churches, cathedrals, palaces, etc and this was one of the most breath-taking and magnificent ones we have ever seen. Pictures do it absolutely no justice... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been to many churches, cathedrals, palaces, etc and this was one of the most breath-taking and magnificent ones we have ever seen. Pictures do it absolutely no justice. Must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful basilica in a lovely area. The missus and I didn't go inside, we just enjoyed the atmosphere and scenery. Worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

While St. Stephen's is really beautiful inside, it is the view from the top that sets it apart from many other notable Basilicas around the world. If you visit here during the Kindle Markets be sure to climb it as the sun is setting. The views are magnificent and when dark sets in they are even more so.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely worth checking out. The view from the top is stunning and the inside ambience is beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a Basilica, but a grand one in Budapest. Small entrance fee for tourist but worth to visit. Now renovation finished and you can visit and fully enjoy the place.

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Definitely worth a visit. Such a beautiful place. A real piece of history, so glad we visited it, amazing!!

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The basilica is clearly a stunning building and we enjoyed wandering around. Whilst there are some boards with information scattered around there aren't many and there were no tours. On the plus side the entrance was free with a suggested donation of only a few hundred Forints. They also hold classical concerts some evenings (though not sure how often) for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Both inside and outside the building is unique. Amazing views for the top of St. Stephen's Basilica. From 10am onwards you can go to the top if you pay a small fee. (I think it was 500HUF). A must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful old-young basilica. Mostly recommended. The main attraction in budapest. One of the biggest basilica i have ever seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful, peaceful place to visit, and going up the the panorama walk around the dome was just amazing, even though the weather wasn't brilliant we could see really far! If you're religious or not this is a must, it's beautiful and really interesting as well as having a peaceful atmosphere!

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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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