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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

Szt. Istvan ter 1 | Pest, Budapest, Hungary
1-317-2859
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Type: Religious Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Visit to the Basilica itself is beautiful they have many concerts there we attended the Organ concert outstanding a must, you can also go to the top of the Basilica and walk round for an ariel view small charge for that.

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Grembergen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The Basilica is a pearl to be visited in Budapest. Not far from the Chain Bridge. Don't forget to go and see the 'Hand of Szent Istvan'

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cathedral, amazing climbing up to the dizzying heights and seeing the internal structures, and quieting paying our respects to St, Istvin's relic . . . Definitely worth a look if you have time in Budapest

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Setubal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It's one of the "must sees" in Budapest. The view from the dome is well worth the money and steps. The kids (6 and 8) were fascinated with Szent Istvan right hand. A bit weird, but ok (seeing without light is free; seeing it with light... just wait for someone that drops a coin... or help the church and drop... More

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The views from the 'gallery' are stunning & well worth the 322 step climb! The interior of the church has inspiring & breathtaking artwork & scuptures.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The face of Budapest. One of the best Church Hungary has. Iconic and countrys landmark and a must visit. Vibrations is so positive inside the church and so as the whole church.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Not only is it beautiful to visit, but the church's spires make a good orientation point when touring Pest. Check to see when the concerts are given. We happened to be there for a dress rehearsal and it added so much to the visit.

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Florida City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This is the place, wich all turists must wisite in Budapest. Entrance is free, but you can give some money for the church. Great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Very impressive. Very ornate. Darkly decorated. St. Stephen was canonized because he invited the church to Christianize nomadic Hungarian peoples around 1000 AD. Kudos to this bold and visionary leader.

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Zurrieq, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

There was the religious service when we visited the basilica. It was very interesting to see how Hungarians celebrate their national day.

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