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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (668 reviews)
“organ concert” (212 reviews)
“small donation” (171 reviews)
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Hours Today: 13:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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+36 1 317 2859
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"beautiful church"
in 668 reviews
"organ concert"
in 212 reviews
"small donation"
in 171 reviews
"mummified hand"
in 123 reviews
"christmas market"
in 169 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 326 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 119 reviews
"impressive building"
in 98 reviews
"tower"
in 664 reviews
"interior"
in 660 reviews
"cupola"
in 119 reviews
"mass"
in 232 reviews
"holy"
in 132 reviews
"200huf"
in 96 reviews
"acoustics"
in 173 reviews
"panorama"
in 207 reviews
"paintings"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another awesome place to visit if you have never been another great attraction although we did not go inside as we had many places to visit but from the outside it was great i like old buildings such ad these another must for you to...More

Thank 444olivierp
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An impressive place to visit. Highly recommend the self guided dome tour. Excellent view from the top and good value. Tickets for this are purchased near the church entrance, not at the point where you go up the stairs/lift. Get a rose shaped ice cream...More

Thank Chris L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Head here at the beginning of your trip to Budapest to get a 360 view of the city. Lots of stairs up, lift down.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on good Friday whilst the service was taking place, stunning architecture and well worth going in

Thank shelly-annManchester
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much to see in this church you really need a guided tour... if the chapel is open you can see the mummified right hand of the Saint Stephen. Along with the Parliment.... both tthe same height, these are the two critical buildings...More

Thank Doug B
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice church with a really nice view at the top. Really worth the low price. 200 huff to get into the church, and 400 huff to get to the tower.

Thank Sanna S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful square; great architecture; nice bars and bistros (0.75 Bistro, Gelarto Bistro, DiVino) and Gelarto Rosa.

Thank LoucheAndDissolute
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Short concert in an absolutely freezing venue. The music was nice and the interior of the basilica is amazing well worth a visit even if like us you are not relugious

Thank 398david
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a building that is in the same category as the parliament. Beautiful architecture both on the inside and outside. There is a wide option of restaurants/bars in the surrounding area. It is something you have to experience while visiting Budapest. The lighting during...More

Thank WillBF
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful places in the city, magical view 2 euros for the view ticket, and a donation for the church ticket which is also very beautiful

Thank Alexander C
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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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Yuu Y
16 April 2018|
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Response from SiewKheong | Reviewed this property |
Only a voluntary donation to enter the church
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Yuu Y
16 April 2018|
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Response from paulukRishton | Reviewed this property |
No fee just a box for donations at the entrance. As others have said a small fee to use the lift to access the tower BUT free to use the stairs as we did.
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Yuu Y
16 April 2018|
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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
No. You just walk in. Enjoy.
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