St. Stephen's Square

St. Stephen's Square, Budapest: Address, St. Stephen's Square Reviews: 4/5

St. Stephen's Square
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The area
Address
Szent István tér, Budapest 1051 Hungary
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út • 3 min walk
  • Arany János utca • 4 min walk
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel32,456 contributions
A big square.
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, Hungary1,820 contributions
Really cool!
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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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,245 contributions
Perfect for the centre piece
Feb 2020
An evening walk offer a chance to see St Stephen’s Basilica lit up and beautiful by night. We were quite surprised to see how large the square in front of St Stephen’s actually is - when we were here last in 2012 it was covered with an ice rink and lots of Christmas market chalets.

During this visit we got to see the square empty, showing off the centre piece being the Basilica.
Written April 24, 2020
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TKazz
Aalborg, Denmark433 contributions
Beautiful church
Mar 2020 • Couples
This church is located in a nice square in the center of the old town, and besides this the surrounding area is also quite nice.
Furthermore many restaurants nearby.
Written March 10, 2020
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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK541 contributions
Great open space with Basilica views.
Feb 2020
This is a big open square with unobstructed views of St.Stephens Basilica. Lots of restaurants around, it is a spacious and relaxing area. There is a Christmas market here each year.
Written February 22, 2020
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,308 contributions
Large sqaure
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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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,820 contributions
Nice square
Jan 2020
It is a nice square in front of the St. Stephen's Basilica. There are several eateries, shops and restaurants nearby.
Written February 1, 2020
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,930 contributions
long square
Oct 2019
it is located infront of the cathedral. it is surrounded with shops and a lot of tourist. a nice place to relax and admire the vicinity.
Written January 18, 2020
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Anne C
Mahwah, NJ1,246 contributions
I liked the Christmas Markets here for the “vibe” more than purchasing
Dec 2019
We walked around here our first night in Budapest and I was particularly interested as this is often written about as one of the best Christmas markets in Europe. The scene was cool — rows of booths selling various small craft items or food and drink (lots of “hot wine”) while St. Stephens Basilica is all lit up with Christmas-themed changing light displays. There is a very small skating rink front and center, not in use when were there.

We enjoyed soaking in the festive environment but try as I might I just didn’t find anything I wanted to purchase at any of the booths. Mostly (to me anyway) the wares seemed less handmade than I had hoped. And while the food looked appealing we had a big dinner at a restaurant a couple of blocks away, so we couldn’t really sample anything to eat. However if one was hungry there were sausages, langos (fry bread with toppings) and Kürtőskalács (a specific chimney cake made on a spit), to name a few.
Written January 5, 2020
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16,465 contributions
St. Stephen's Square
Dec 2019
Before Christmas on the square in front of the city cathedral there is a nice Christmas market. After 4:30 pm there is a 3D mapping show on the facade of the cathedral (wear your 3D glasses)
Written December 30, 2019
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