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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

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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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Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 317 2859
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place to go if you are in the centre of Budapest. The inside, particularly the dome is stunning, all for a donation of 1 euro. Cant beat it.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Church is very beautiful inside and outside. There is a watchtower for which you need to pay for getting to the top. Entrance to church is free (?) but there is a donation box kept at the entrance 1 euro per person. Though donation...More

Thank India_Expl0rer
Reviewed yesterday

The access to the Basilica is by voluntary contribution but woe be tide you if you don't put anything in the box. We saw the hand of St Stephen quickly as it was illuminated by a your guide! As relics go it was well preserved...More

Thank altoland
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although on the door it was written that it is opened till 18:30 they closed it half an hour earlier (for a private event?!) with no previous advertising. They don't respect tourists and don't appreciate their investment and interest in their culture. They don't deserve...More

1  Thank Simona G
Reviewed yesterday

There are so so many GREAT buildings in Budapest, It's hard to say one is better than another, But this is certainlt up there with the great buildings, So put it on your list

Thank levace
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful cathedial . Concerts and exhibitions are around here . Take a full round of the place eve have cool hang out exhibitions eating stalls .. People are chilling out here . Lots of good restaurants around

Thank LovelyDMalik
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice basilica to visit rather than any other church in Austria. You can also get Segway outside the basilica in minimum price. If you want to discover mostly all attractions with public Transportation than get Day pass. It will includes all but if you don’t...More

Thank KEVIN_Priya
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really nice and peaceful. Lovely building and when he Christmas market is on the nativity is excellent.

Thank Daniel C
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St Stephens basilica is the 3rd largest Catholic church in Hungary. He was the first Hungarian king and was martyred . It is really huge and Gothic from the outside and ancient inside. A lot of visitors were coming and going as it was a...More

Thank emieab
Reviewed yesterday

It is a beautiful basilica with mosaics. There is an elevator to go to the top of the dome. There was even the art exhibition on the upper floor. Great experience overall.

Thank Elena R
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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
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July 29, 2018|
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Response from Jill Ann L | Reviewed this property |
We went early in the morning when it first opened to our surprise no tickets needed! It was free :) we also were surprised that most of the sites around Budapest Castle were also free (Fisherman’s Bastilion)
April 16, 2018|
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Response from SiewKheong | Reviewed this property |
Only a voluntary donation to enter the church
April 16, 2018|
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Response from Jean Claude L | Reviewed this property |
No fee required to access the church. Just a small fee to get upstairs by elevator. Take care that the walks are limited when the religious office is being celebrated.