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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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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful church” (613 reviews)
“organ concert” (192 reviews)
“small donation” (151 reviews)
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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

This church is well worth a visit. Besides the baroque architecture and decorations, it has a well-venerated relic of St. Stephan of Hungary. We went to a concert there on Sunday evening, a small chamber orchestra playing a variety of short well-known pieces. It was...More

Thank Rachael M
Reviewed yesterday

Be sure to visit inside, this is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. If there is any events taking place such as orchestra or choir then I would highly recommend you go to it. Just amazing and so relaxing inside.

Thank AtrociousTroll
Reviewed yesterday

Not such an old church as in the rest of Europe, but well worth a visit. If you like organ music, be sure to book for one of the regular organ concerts.

Thank Traveller_Oldie
Reviewed yesterday

A must in Budapest, since it is a local gem. Around you will find many restaurants and bars. During the night, it looks even more beautiful and grand.

Thank Voula D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a stunning rebuilt church. It is cloked in history, charm and with just enough mystery that you just want to explore more of it...it does get busy so pick your times.

Thank Neatesy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saint Stephen was the first king of Hungary. This church is very impressive. And there is no admission fee. The altar is particularly stunning.

Thank FTellian
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So much worth a visit, very beautiful. It cost money to see the church and extra if you want to go up in the tower

Thank John Z
Reviewed 3 days ago

Along with the Parliament this is another landmark for any tourist. It's beautiful and the surroundings are ideal for a short stop given the commerce that exists there and the outside fairs that usually happened in front of the it.

Thank michaelDomingues
Reviewed 3 days ago

It’s hard to miss St. Stephen's Basilica with its grand dome. The church sits as a focal at the end of a pedestrian plaza. The church is beautifully ornamented with great frescoes and bright gold leaf molding throughout the church. The large dome is quite...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 days ago

it is strongly recommended to see. in enterance churh workers ask for entry fee as donation .it has many paintings aroudna nd every day at 20 there is organ concert and i had no time to attend

Thank Seda A
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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