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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

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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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Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 317 2859
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Reviewed yesterday

in the city center this church is well worth a look you can go in and the surrounding area is a location of many bars and cafes and shops

Thank anthonyjames1000
Reviewed yesterday

St Stephen's Basilica is amazing. Comparable to St Peter's in Rome (Which I visited in January) Well worth giving a donation to go inside. I ran out of time but it is possible to climb up to the gallery for a fee. A very enjoyable...More

Thank steveN2804GB
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here late afternoon and caught the sunset from the roof. Stunning views of the city. Not for the faint hearted as there are nearly 400 steps in total to get you to the top. The basilica itself is absolutely stunning inside as well as...More

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Reviewed yesterday

One of the best interiors we have seen in a church in Europe. It's stunning. Looks equally good from the outside, it is a big big building right inside the city. Offers incredible views all over the city from the towers. Also, a building you...More

Thank vishal_negandhi
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This building is fantastic. The quality of workmanship and detail is amazing. It appears to be much older than it is as after the war it was rebuilt in the Old style, unlike most other countries buildings that were replaced with modern structures.

Thank ChristopherC911
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I concur with traveling2008, the concert was amazing. Such a spiritual experience should not be missed

Thank mikemills
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The interior of this church is quite stunning. Very ornate and beautifully lit by natural light. The view from the look out terrace ( accessed by 304 steps or partly by lift then some steps) was fabulous.

Thank RMS6400
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit righ at dusk. A must for anyone visiting Budapest. Great little Christmas market as well.

Thank Coffey321
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We do enjoy a good cathedral/church on our European visits and this tops the lot! This was unbelievably stunning to the point of taking your breath away. A must if you like this sort of thing

Thank russellb630
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This church is a homage to several architectural and design styles both inside its high ceilinged walls and outside in all its glory: from Asian to Byzantine to Roman-all historical influxes can be viewed. We were greeted upon entry, by two enormous Mylar and transparent...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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29 July 2018|
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Response from Jill Ann L | Reviewed this property |
We went early in the morning when it first opened to our surprise no tickets needed! It was free :) we also were surprised that most of the sites around Budapest Castle were also free (Fisherman’s Bastilion)
16 April 2018|
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Response from Amy P | Reviewed this property |
I just visited. Yes we paid to get in. I think it was 4000 Ft for the family ticket but I'm not sure about the amount. You definitely need a ticket though, voluntary donation aside
16 April 2018|
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Response from Jean Claude L | Reviewed this property |
No fee required to access the church. Just a small fee to get upstairs by elevator. Take care that the walks are limited when the religious office is being celebrated.