St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), Budapest

St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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09:00 - 13:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 13:00
Sunday
13:00 - 17:00
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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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út • 2 min walk
  • Arany János utca • 4 min walk
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Kalkan2
13 contributions
Jun 2022
We went to a recital one evening which was lovely. The area around the basilica has lots of cafes and restaurants.
Written 24 June 2022
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AMTP
Raleigh, NC98 contributions
May 2022
A must see for Budapest. Lovely interior. A climb to the top gives a great view of Budapest. The history of the church is interesting. You need tickets to enter, but they can be purchased when you are ready to go.
Written 21 June 2022
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101Amanda
United Kingdom115 contributions
Jun 2022
We went to a classical concert on Sunday evening, it was totally amazing - loved it, buillding beautiful, accuostics outstanding and the concert really special
Written 21 June 2022
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tylkopolska
Dublin, Ireland363 contributions
Jun 2022
it used to be free to enter there but now you have to get a ticket and you can get up to the heaven walking the stairs and have the best view of the city
Written 14 June 2022
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Dysproz
Warsaw, Poland85 contributions
Jun 2022
A very monumental church. It's has a classical shape and looks good in a sunset when the rays of sun show the text on it.
Written 14 June 2022
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MAP12
New Orleans, LA494 contributions
Mar 2022
Beautiful inside and out. I would love to attend a concert here, but it wasn't in the cards for this visit.
Written 6 June 2022
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James C
Stoke-on-Trent, UK73 contributions
May 2022
We bought VIP tickets for this event for next to nothing. We sat at the front which was a great choice as we could see and hear everything clearly. The quartette was really good playing mainly Mozart but the singing made the hairs on your neck stand out as the acoustics are just marvelous. The church itself is huge and very decorative. Every corner is filled with great pieces of marble with paintings everywhere. Go to a service at least but if you get the chance to experience the music night just don't hesitate to go.
Written 2 June 2022
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RJN612
Pottsville, PA420 contributions
May 2022
This cathedral is very beautiful and impressive. Entry fee is quite reasonable. It impresses from both inside and outside. It is well worth the time to visit.
Written 2 June 2022
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Isidora
24 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
St. Stephen's Basilica was named after Stephen I of Hungary, the country's first king. The Holy Right Hand of St. Stephen, one of the Hungary's most sacred relics, is housed in the temple.
Also, legendary Ferenc Puskas rests in this church.

Don't miss to climb to the top of church's right tower to enjoy the view of Budapest.

(February, 2020)
Written 30 May 2022
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Enlightened Bacon
Budapest, Hungary14 contributions
Apr 2022
Regardless of not being Christian myself, the magnificence of this building is always inspirational. I've been in Budapest for several months and I still walk by occasionally just to admire it. The view from up top is also excellent and the inside is if anything even more impressive than the outside. A testament to what people used to be able to do when aesthetics was more valued.
Written 27 May 2022
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  • Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
  • Sat - Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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