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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (630 reviews)
“organ concert” (198 reviews)
“small donation” (154 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

A real must see if your here. The inside is breath taking. Very ornate and take a minute to sit and contemplate. Photography aloud but no flash. Also a small donation to enter.

Thank Queensmot
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spectacular church. You pay a small donation to enter. Very ornately decorated. Beautiful shrines. Concerts held in evenings.

Thank chrismc43
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Im not religious at all but went in the basilica for a look around, absolutly amazing! Worth a visit.

Thank amy250884
Reviewed yesterday

First time I visited this remarkable cathedral in April 1973! After 45 years this remarkable building makes the same heartbreaking impression like for first time. Even I would say inside it looks richer than before. No one visitor to Budapest shall miss it! Church

Thank jkaramalakov
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not the arrows saint. An early ruler. Compares well to the best anywhere. Check out the nearby waterfront and Synagogue with a 'weeping willow tree' with a leaf for each of Budapests holocaust victims.

Thank jmathews6546
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place to see. Did not go in but I understand you can go in certain times of the day. It’s in the city centre

Reviewed 2 days ago

600HUF to go up ... we chose the lift which we now know is in 2 stages. Like a lot of things in Budapest the lift isn't obvious ! Behind the shop ( she should say across to the other side) ... up 3 floors...More

Thank Steve504216
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went into the cathedral and found the holy right hand of St Stephen which we didn't know of when we planned to visit. You put in some coins and it will light up for a while for you to view the mummified hand. There...More

Thank Mei T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well worth a visit. A lovely historical church - very atmospheric with a museum a great architecture

Thank dandtbroughton
Reviewed 3 days ago

Sorry, but... Fairly typical Catholic Cathedral, except main alter has St. Stephen instead of Jesus. Jesus is represented in a side chapel. Lots of Hungarian influentials represented here with sculptures and stained glass.

Thank OklahomaMomOf3
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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18 November 2017|
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Response from stripeyandco | Reviewed this property |
We didn't go to a concert either, however, I would agree with Donna S 's recommendation
3 November 2017|
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Response from Huckiewin | Reviewed this property |
No, enjoy
31 October 2017|
Response from Glitter D | Reviewed this property |
as far as I remember there were a couple of saints in the basilica