St. Stephen's Square
St. Stephen's Square
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út • 3 min walk
  • Arany János utca • 4 min walk

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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,612 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a large square located right in front of St.Stephen's Basilica. We had visited just after new year and was hoping to still see some of the christmas markets there as most european countries still have the markets in the first week of January, but there wasn't any. That said, it was a nice large relaxing space with lots of restaurants around the area.
Written February 14, 2020
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Rabih SOUAID
Düsseldorf, Germany2,217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
City’s vibrant plaza, one of the most popular meeting spots for locals and tourists, lined by numerous high-class restaurants and some bars. The Square is home to numerous events throughout the year, including a magical Advent Fair, and other occasional festivities.
Two fountains stand on the square dedicated to St. Stephen and to his wife Gizella.

The square is flanked by benches and terraced cafes.

A huge winter festival took place and a good Christmas market dominate the square in the advent season. A beautiful Christmas tree decorates the square facing the Basilica. For this occasion, Drink mulled wine, eat some roasted chestnuts or Tasts local food and drinks, However prices are costy at the square.
Written February 3, 2019
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Foodie_CST🍽🇷🇴
Kolios, Greece5,158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We walk arround this area every day, the Saint Stephen's Square looks very lovely and its full with caffee shops, restaurants or suvenir shops, all in walking distance.
With Saint Stephen Basilica nearby it a great place to take pictures or just relax and admire the view and arhitecture.
Written October 17, 2018
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tk3232
Sugar Land, TX4,019 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
This empty square grand plaza stands in front of magnificent St. Stephens Basilica (which we are all must see in Budapest) is a classic of how Budapest has spiffed up its one-gloomy downtown. A decade ago, this space was an ugly parking lot. Today, the streets around this square transformed into one of Budapest's trendies nightlife zones, with lots of bars, restaurants, and cafes catering to local yuppies.

Unfortunately, I can’t say anything about the Christmas market since we were here in September. But I want to especially note the long central pedestrian street Zrinyi utca running from this square to the Danube River. I don’t know why, but TA did not pay attention at all to this separate topic. Zrinyi utca is full of restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops with prices much better than anywhere else. Also on this street located a beautiful building of Duna Palota ("Danube Palace") - a former casino, and today a venue and ticket office for Hungaria Koncert's popular tourist shows. If you're up for a crowd-pleasing show of either classical or folk music, drop in here to check your options.
Written November 2, 2019
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,095 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This large and rather empty square provides a wonderful photo-op for St. Stephen's basilica.
There are numerous eateries in the square - not necessarily the best, but definitely pricier, due to their premium location.
Written September 12, 2020
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,529 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2020
St. Stephen's Square is a mid-sized square with the Basilica.
Take walk from The Basilica to the Chain Bridge and enjoy the building and the picturesque downtown of Budapest.
Written May 25, 2020
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Hrvoje M
Budapest, Hungary16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Great square offers excellent view at the most impressive building in budapest - the basilica. Lovely on the inside. For just 500huf (1,5 ejr) you can climb up to top of the dome and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree panoramic view - much better than budapest eye (imho)
Written August 11, 2019
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,063 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Great central location to meet others. The church dominates the space and the large open area in front allows for photos and to take it in. There are shops and cafes around the edges of the square, Great place to people watch and enjoy the basilica.
Written July 5, 2019
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HyacinthBucket049
Newcastle, Australia91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
The history and the beautiful buildings are well worth a visit. the age of these buildings and the history behind them is amazing.
Written July 3, 2019
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SWBuckinghamshire
Quainton, UK72 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Enjoy the majestic exterior as you approach from the Danube side. The surrounding area is also pleasant - lots of cafes and bars spilling out onto the streets in the summer gives this area a lively atmosphere. There is a fixed charge to go up the dome’s viewing platform and a 1€ suggested donation to go into the Basilica. The inside is very ornate - gilded and heavily decorated in the Baroque style. The inside of the dome is attractive. Hungary’s most unusual relic is also on show - the mummified right arm of King Istvan, the first Hungarian Christian king, crowned in 1001.
Written May 31, 2019
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