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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 317 2859
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Reviewed today

The streets around the Basilica provide a wonderful view as you approach the Basilica. The entry is free, with a donation to the Basilica itself. Inside it is a sanctuary of calm in the heart of Budapest. It is not so old as you would...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

St. Stephen's Basilica is a landmark of Budapest. It's very famous . We saw a wedding taking place there. The interior and art work is beautiful. This was near our apartment so we walked til there everyday. The square there is full of activity.

Thank mamtaprashant
Reviewed yesterday

Worth visit but not so much to see, if you are not religious it will not make some special impact on you.

Thank Vlado M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There was a mass going when I arrived at this attraction. i kept saying quietly, " wow! wow! wow". After mass, I took some pictures before leaving this place. I enjoyed the mass, beautiful voices of the choir, and of course, the gold-gilded altars, ceilings,...More

Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Take the two lifts up the tower to get great views over Budapest. Well with the 600 Forint.

Thank AJ66
Reviewed 2 days ago

Big and Beautiful and located in the city center when everyone can enjoy the view from all sides of it.

Thank DrDR_TO_and_O
Reviewed 2 days ago

St. Stevens is awe-inspiring on its own but the views from the top are absolutely stunning. Rezkakes Bistro around the corner is not to be missed. Delicious food and impeccable service.

Thank cmj0hns0
Reviewed 2 days ago

The evening organ concerts in basilica are worth every penny. Book tickets in advance on- line and get there not in the last minute. There is a long queue before a concert. You don't need VIP tickets , enougth the cheapest one - you will...More

Thank Mikhailenko L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After three days in the thirties the day we visited started dull and then as promised by the forecast started to rain. We were near St Stephen’s so we decided to pay a visit as it looks so impressive from outside. The inside was no...More

Thank Sean J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Looks great during the day and night. Location is great. Nice restaurants around. Entry is free. One of the best basilica you will see.

Thank nandish2018
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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
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29 July 2018|
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Response from Jill Ann L | Reviewed this property |
We went early in the morning when it first opened to our surprise no tickets needed! It was free :) we also were surprised that most of the sites around Budapest Castle were also free (Fisherman’s Bastilion)
16 April 2018|
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Response from SiewKheong | Reviewed this property |
Only a voluntary donation to enter the church
16 April 2018|
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Response from Jean Claude L | Reviewed this property |
No fee required to access the church. Just a small fee to get upstairs by elevator. Take care that the walks are limited when the religious office is being celebrated.