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“Spectacular basilica & great panorama view from its top” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
Szt. Istvan ter 1 | Pest, Budapest, Hungary
1-317-2859
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Ranked #18 of 282 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Religious Sites
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Built between 1851 and 1905, this large parish church accommodates 8,500 people and features a magnificent 300-foot, neo-Renaissance dome.
Budapest, Hungary
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“Spectacular basilica & great panorama view from its top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Memorable visit the cupola for a cheap HUF500 ticket. The cupola visit is not a great option for those with wheelchair and baby carriage as the elevator does not take you to the top but you will still need to climb a number of steps. Otherwise a great attraction. Guided tours for groups Mon-Fri.

Visited October 2012
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“Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Fabulous building and interior spectacular, you can climb to the top of the tower and see the city from aloft. There is an elevator if you need it.

Visited April 2013
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“Breathtaking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Dont miss the view from the top. Im a little afraid of heights and this climb was absolutely thrilling, if not just a little scary. Fantastic 360 degree view!

Visited April 2013
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“Dont miss this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Please dont miss this Basillica.It is free to enter with a request for 200 HUF each which is about 70 pence.It is beautiful and very much a highlight.There is a fab square on wich the basillica sits.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautiful Basilica in trendy area with great nightlife”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This place is very impressive, with a public square in front, and ringed by bustling cute bars and restaurants. The impression is even better at night, when it comes to life, all lit up, and the scene of lively gatherings at the local hot spots. It is so quintessential European, you'll love it.

Visited April 2013
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