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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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Ranked #15 of 261 attractions in Budapest
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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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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The name of the basilica derives from the name of its patron, first king of Hungary. The view from the observation desk is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

must see in Budapest. Nice place, sacred and beautiful. highly recommend ).............................

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We came across St. Stephen's by accident - we turned a corner and there it was in the plaza directly ahead - WOW. If you think the outside is great spend 10 minutes and walk through the interior. Breathtaking. Look up inside the giant dome - how did they do that ? This is a "don't miss".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

No time to go in but you stand and look in awe at the sheer magnificence of it. Many people taking photos. Worth a look even if you don't have the time to venture inside.

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Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The acoustics in the Basilica are amazing. The recital was performed by 7 fantastic musicians and a very good opera singer. If you love Ave Maria and Handel's Messiah you'll love this. Cheapest seats offer the same experience as the most expensive. Costs around £6 for one hour of great music.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Loved the architecture, both inside and out..don't miss! Loved the machine in foyer where you can press a coin with your name, date, etc. Watched part of a church service...very interesting.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited St Stephens Basilica on a Saturday afternoon and were able to visit all the nooks and cranies. We returned to the area on Sunday and the cathedral was closed due to services being held. It is unquestionably worth the effort.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth your visit in Budapest. A gorgeous church with lots to look at. You can get tickets to go to the panorama view, which is worth the cost. Take BOTH elevators - we didn't see the second elevator and were sorry for that! We made sure to come to the 5pm Monday organ concert - wonderful and reasonable. They... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Inside is spectacular. The care and attention lavished on it is evident and the church contains some stunning wall paintings - good place to spend some time

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Take the elevator to a great viewpoint in the city, well woth the money and beats walking . Also the interior is amazing.

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