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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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13:00 - 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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Free entry and well worth popping in to. Very gold and blingy. Went to see the saints forearm but couldn't see it unless you paid to turn the light on and even then not really.

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Free entry and well worth popping in to. Very gold and blingy. Went to see the saints forearm but couldn't see it unless you paid to turn the light on and even then not really.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful building inside and out. Go up to the tower for panoramic views across the whole of Budapest. Great photo opportunities of the whole city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's absolutely worth it because the entrance is cheap and the Basilic base has a curious structure . I was lucky and I didn't need to pay to see the relic, but apparently normally you have to.

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You should spare some time and visit it. It is interesting and in a place crowded with bars, restaurants etc...

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Free to get in, pay a little if you want to go to the viewing tower or treasury. Highly recommend as an incredible building in the heart of Budapest. You would be missing out if you didn't go.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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This is stop no.16 of 7 on big bus. It's a small amount to get in but you can take photos. Well worth seeing.

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We enjoyed visiting the church itself, this is a very large church, it is beautifully decorated and incredibly impressive. There are two paid for sections, a small museum of the churches items (the lady was very rude here and I did not enjoy it) and the second was to go up to the dome to the viewing platform. be warned... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went inside both the main part of the building (which is free) and also up into the dome, which was 600HUF each. It is a hefty climb of over 364 stairs, using a spiraling staircase, although there is an opportunity for a break about half way up if you need it. There is also a lift available. The views... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would highly recommend a trip to the Basilica. The basilica is rich in art and history, the ceilings are adorning with beautiful paintings and for a small fee, you can walk up the tower to the dome where you can get panoramic views of the city - stunning!! There are lots of steps here to reach the panoramic view,... More 

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Saint Stephen's basilica is a beautiful church. Compared to other churches around Europe I would say it is about average nothing over-the-top but definitely a must see while 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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