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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

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Address: | Pest, Budapest 1000, Hungary
Phone Number: 1-317-2859
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Built between 1851 and 1905, this large parish church accommodates 8,500...
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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Well preserved cathedral in the middle of a nice square. Nice interior also, great windows with biblical scenes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Well preserved cathedral in the middle of a nice square. Nice interior also, great windows with biblical scenes.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

it is imposing. we got inside and it was really beautiful. we also climbed all the stairs up to the top to see the view-really tiring find the elevator!!!

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Caen, Basse-Normandie, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This beautiful Basilique, in the middle of a nice walking area, is even more beautiful once you enter it and discover the golden walls and domes. Try the restaurant just across the street (Lugas Etterem) Good food for really cheap prices!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The interior of the Basilica is very beautiful. We happened to visit while an organist was practicing. The acoustics are perfect. There is a 1 euro entry fee.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We traveled in group and over past years we've seen a lot of cathedrals. This one is one of the most beautiful we saw. It's also a great start point for tour because you can see the whole city and get the necesery orientation for smooth cruise throught the city.

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Greytown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A stunning example of neo renaissance archttecture. There was a Mass in progress during our visit. The splendour is breathtaking, every bit as good as the best we have seen in Tuscany or Umbria. We are not of the RC faith so it was not a religious pilgrimage. A must see when visiting Budapest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The interior of the Church is very impressive. After visiting take the elevator, or walk up if you have the energy, to the observation platforms for a great view of the City from the Pest side of the river.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very nice cathedral in Budapest. You see this if you walk across any Danube river bridge ( Margaret , Elizabeth or Chain bridge). Magnificient view of this landmark from Danube river cruise but even more impressive up close.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, but parts were closed off so we couldn't see it all, which was frustrating. Not sure why it was partly closed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were fortunate enough to be in Budapest for St. Stephen's Day. Quite a celebration. The Basilica is gorgeous!

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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 and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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