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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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  • Average6%
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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 yesterday

Beautiful you must see this the most amazing painted ceiling and walls.the architecture is breath taking.

Thank ken b
Reviewed yesterday

I've seen many cathedrals in my worldly travels and this ranks among the best. Stunning interior, majestic exterior.

Thank BCameron5
Reviewed yesterday

Thos is a truly magnificent building. Historically and religiously significant it shouldn't be a tourist attraction but the beauty of both exterior and interior should not be missed. This was a place that I have always wanted to visit and was more than I anticipated...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed yesterday

Even when you don't like to visit churches than you should go to this one, when its not for the church, do it for the great view over Budapest. I'm sure you will enjoy it.

Thank André de R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very impressive esspecially during the (partly English) Sunday mass. But on the other hand that's not the time to walk around freely.

Thank Gerdjan H
Reviewed yesterday

We chose to buy a separate ticket to climb the staircase to the domed tower, and were rewarded with an extraordinary view of Budapest. Not for the faint of heart, though, so you may ethink this if you have a fear of heights. The only...More

Thank Lise A
Reviewed yesterday

This beautiful church stands in the middle of the old town packed with nice restaurants and cafés, and lots of souvenir shops for tourists. From here you can walk directly to the river bank and admire the beauty of each side's skyline.

Thank Eva M
Reviewed yesterday

Although many older churches in much of Europe are nice, that doesn't mean you shouldn't visit them. I'm continually amazed at the amount of architectural work that does into both the facades and the interiors of these churches. Admission is free unless you want to...More

Thank James I
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful statues and stainglass windows. Time to get away from busyness off the city. They do organ music concerts here too

Thank annasun2014
Reviewed yesterday

Impressive is the key word. St. Stephen’s Basilica, named after the first king of Hunagry, not only is huge, it’s also beautiful from the inside. Make sure you notice a painting representing Christ on the left hand side from the door within the church. After...More

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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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3 August 2017|
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Response from Bogdan S | Reviewed this property |
usually the mass is only for Hungarian, for local people.
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!
26 February 2017|
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