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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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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 today

A great structure - maintained very well-very helpful guides for tour-may be they reduce the fee little less

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rkpadam
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We watched a concert at the St. Stephen's Badilica, performed by the Duna String Orchestra with a soloists violinist Gabora Gyula and soprano Ingrid Kertesi. We were walking past on the off chance on our way to eat and popped into the Badilica to admire...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Autobot_Bumblebee
Reviewed yesterday

Lovely.. great building, very interesting. Would recommend. A must see when in Vienna.. Very busy place but worth the visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Linda E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stunning building, the spiral staircase to the top is a must, even tho it's a killer!! Fabulous views from the top, and stunning architecture inside

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michaela H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This massive cathedral is well worth a visit. But the most memorable part is the visit to the viewing platform up on the dome where you get an unrivalled view of Budapest including the castle across the Danube and the classic Parliament building. There is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GlobetrottingViking
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful part of the city in general, the basilica has great architectural value and during the time we visited the surroundings had a Christmas fare, which altogether made a very nice atmosphere

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MihalisP189449
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful church, my husband was really excited to see the holy right hand but was disappointed because he could barely see it (even with the display light on). Otherwise very pretty church!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mje0131
Reviewed 4 days ago

we were walking and we saw it , it is not huge at all but when you get in the high of the cupola and the gold paint , the art work on the walls is truly amazing. we had to sit down to enjoy...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Juan L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went here for a lovely classical concert with strings and soprano. The church puts these on routinely, in addition to organ recitals. There is no need to buy tickets online, as there are plenty of seats. This is a great way to experience this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dadmeister
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is probably the most beautiful building in Budapest. It preserves the hand of St Stephen, a founding father of the Hungarian kingdom. Compulsory gold coin donation.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roam826007
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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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8 January 2019|
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Response from mimi2937 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Beautiful and not to be missed.
21 November 2018|
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Response from Brian D | Reviewed this property |
I recommend emailing or calling. I included the contact info. Enjoy! Bishop's Con Cathedral of St. Stephen's Basilica Parish oficce. H-1051 Budapest, Hercegprímás utca 7. Phone: (00-36)-1-317-28-59 Fax... More
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)