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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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St Stephen's basilica

Visited during trip to Christmas market- seeing as this time of year is religious and all that, it would have been rude to ignore. Very ornate and cavernous building.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited during trip to Christmas market- seeing as this time of year is religious and all that, it would have been rude to ignore. Very ornate and cavernous building.

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Mellieha, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whilst you don't need to spend a long time in this church, it is well worth the €1 entrance fee, to see the beautiful decorative artwork and ceilings. We were also lucky enough to hear the magnificent organ being practised for one of the frequent concerts held here. Although we were not able to appreciate its splendour from outside, due... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been fortunate enough to visit some spectacular churches this summer and unfortunately for us, this did not match up to some which are fresh in our minds . That's not to say it's uninteresting, it just didn't wow us.

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Larnaka City, Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed in Szent Istvan and saw St. Stephens daily. It is a must visit, it is a lovely building with stunning paintings and has a beautiful dome.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best experiences from our last WE in Budapest - string concert and opera songs with perfect performance and outstanding acoustics in one of the most beautiful places of Pest.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited this lovely church and we're lucky enough to find that there was going to be a concert on in the evening. Spent an hour wandering around the church before returning for the concert which was very good.

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A magnificant church which is popular with visitors. Unlike cathedrals elsewhere this one is pretty new being built in 19th cent, but that said it is quite spectacular and worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The building is beautiful looking up at all the lovely paintings in the dome is breathtaking definitely worth a visit.

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunningly beautiful, and so peaceful. Such a lovely building, and so nice to be able to pay a small donation to enter. Worth taking some change with you, so you can light up St Stephen's right hand, and light a candle for your loved ones.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This church is outstanding. I was surprised that it was so much grander than those in Vienna. The marvelous Christmas Market in its square put it over the Top! This is a must see in Budapest.

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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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