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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.
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Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 317 2859
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Reviewed today

This is indeed a very wonderful building and with a stonishing building located in the middle of the turistic area of the Budapest (Pesta). I've passed near it every morning while I was jogging there, and it really brings you up something than only that...More

Thank Eduard O
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Amazing inside and out. Free to go inside and about €2/3 to go up the top and do the panorama tour which is definitely worth the long walk up the stairs! Views from the top are incredible.

Thank Sam R
Reviewed today

The architecture on the church is incredible. Inside is truly amazing, with lots of ornate touch, as well as no shortage of gold finishings

Thank Mike C
Reviewed today

Grandeur of this basilica will take your breath away. They dome looks so beautiful. We climbed to the top to get a view of the city, but i preferred the city view from fisherman's bastion.

Thank Sheikha K
Reviewed yesterday

very easy to find, this place is simply huge. take a look at the big plaza in front of this basilica: it's full of nice little restaurants always full of people.

Thank giadaedavide
Reviewed yesterday

One of the most impressive Basilica's I have ever visited!!! Really Royal!!! Right in the center of Budapest. Don't miss the Holy Right Hand Chapel inside this church.

Thank Savvas_Dr
Reviewed yesterday

You can get to a point where you just don't want to go into any more churches whilst on tour. This is one that is worth a visit. it is beautiful and you can get caught up taking in all the beauty within. What I...More

Thank Pauline K
Reviewed yesterday

We toured the Basilica on our own. It has an impressive roof, almost mosaic like. The interior is well maintained and still used for services. We were fortunate to hear a boys' choir and the accompanying organ-outstanding acoustics-during our visit.

Thank pdm72
Reviewed yesterday

This is a really spectacular building and looks as fresh as the day it was built. Well worth the visit but it can get quite crowded unless you dodge the tour parties. There is good information in several languages so you don't really need a...More

Thank John E
Reviewed yesterday

This is by far the most beautiful of Basilicas I have ever seen,to sit and gaze up at the roof,and all around,to think the building was bombed during the war and has been so lovingly restored to it's greatness once again.Well worth the visit,and the...More

Thank Rose001
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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It is free to enter?
14 April 2017|
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Response from Silvia S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no it's not free. It cost about 200HOF ( donation) to go inside and 600HOF for the top. If the weather is sunny though definitely go on the top, you can see the whole city from there!
We are planning to attend 6:00 p.m. Mass on a weekday in May. Will there be choir and the organ being played during the Mass?
26 February 2017|
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Response from wellsyStBees | Reviewed this property |
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hi, is it compulsory to join a guided tour to visit this basilica? and can I just go there to go to the Cupola for the view?
29 January 2017|
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Response from Stefan M | Reviewed this property |
hi Kherol321, no it isn't compulsory to join a guided tour to visit the Basilica. you can walk in and support the church by choise. The Cupola costs around F400.
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