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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” (656 reviews)
“organ concert” (209 reviews)
“small donation” (165 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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

Fabulous building. Views from the top well worth the climb. excellent value for money. Free to enter the Basilica; small fee for the tower.

Thank caroledavies221
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great view on the top of the basilica and great place to make some pictures. If you go up there go by foot it has only 302 steps if I'm correct and it takes less time than going by elevator because the elevator was crowded....More

Thank Luka K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Here for the first time, we go inside. The church is dark but with lovable sculptures and decorations. The tower (600fiorins) is very high. Long stairs to the peak, but the result is fantastic. The top view on Pest.

Thank MattR476
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Of all the churches I’ve seen through this little European tour this one takes the cake! Honestly it’s absolutely gorgeous! As an added bonus you can go to the very top to walk around it’s done with awesome views of the city. Didn’t go to...More

Thank Bluekat1974
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must do in Budapest. General entrance is free, however 600Fr well spent to go to the very top. Stunning 360 degree views of the city.

Thank travelman1718
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the first places we visited in Budapest. Stunning and for a small voluntary contribution you can walk QUIETLY around this peaceful place. It’s HUGE and spiritual.

Thank Sheas123
Reviewed 3 days ago

On the 24 of last December, I attended by chance a Christmas Messe in St. Stephen's Basilica : there were hundreds of people praying and singing altogether, accompanied with marvellous pipe organs waves all around the site, sharing prayers and community faith. All this striked...More

Thank Jean Claude L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is beautiful. We happened to walk in during mass and even thought I'm not religious it did just take my breath away. We only stayed about 15 mins but it's definitely worth a look.

Thank loveablekeg
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the hop on- hop off bus and this was one of the stops. We had to pay €1 each to enter and the architecture inside was really worth seeing. However, there were no signs anywhere to actually tell you anything, so I still...More

Thank Globetrotter08uk
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a do not miss attraction, hugely impressive from the outside and even better inside, so much to see and admire, the time and effort that has been taken on the interior art work is amazing. Even though this is a very popular place...More

Thank johnhp702
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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10 December 2017|
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Response from ELAINE G | Reviewed this property |
the look out at the top is open from ten am to 4.30pm and the church itself it open 9am till 7pm and on a Sunday 7.45am till 7pm
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
4 November 2017|
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Response from Huckiewin | Reviewed this property |
No, enjoy