St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), Budapest

St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Built between 1851 and 1905, this large parish church accommodates 8,500 people and features a magnificent 300-foot, neo-Renaissance dome.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út • 2 min walk
  • Arany János utca • 4 min walk
Popular mentions

4.5
21,919 reviews
Excellent
13,850
Very good
6,548
Average
1,298
Poor
161
Terrible
62

Alberta Z
3 contributions
Overcrowded
Jan 2021
There is an observation deck which offers a panoramic view of the city. But this is overrated church. Yes, the rich interior decoration is definitely a surprise, but it is overcrowded.
Written February 11, 2021
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Robert Jess
Greater Manchester, UK21 contributions
Fine architecture
Dec 2019 • Solo
Fabulous building, a must see in Budapest. Grab a coffee on the square and soak up the atmosphere. Great Instagram opportunity, both inside and outside 👏
Written November 25, 2020
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,657 contributions
Cool
Aug 2020
It is one of the landmark buildings in downtown Budapest. An absolute must to visit. Go to the top and you can get a really nice view of the central city.
Written October 18, 2020
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FCL
Everett, WA11 contributions
A Magnificent Basilica
Nov 2019
Another iconic, historical edifice and a must see while in Budapest. The architecture is something to admire and behold.
Written October 15, 2020
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redheded
Maitland, FL135 contributions
Visit the top and walk around outside
Oct 2019
The Basilica is lovely like many in Europe. The top is the thing you must see. It requires an inexpensive ticket but worth it! You can see the inside of the dome and how it is constructed and walk along the outside. On a sunny day the view is amazing and you can see for miles.
Written September 24, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel29,410 contributions
A great-looking basilica.
Feb 2020
This beautiful basilica is impressive both inside and out.
While its imposing façade dominates the entire square and area, its interiors are equally impressive with their dim light and artwork.
Written September 12, 2020
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Stanislav
Budapest, Hungary8 contributions
Speechless
Sep 2020
This place has its own special charm and unforgettable energy. We felt the aura and enjoyed out time there.
Written September 10, 2020
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Thiago Piva
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg279 contributions
One of the most beautiful churches in Europe!!
Aug 2020 • Couples
The exterior is already gorgeous, but the interior is impressive!! Everything painted in red, orange and its variations, super preserved, the ceiling also amazingly decorated, super cool. The second ans third floor makes you feel closer to the heaven.
Written August 23, 2020
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Traveller8071
France2,005 contributions
Wonderful
Aug 2020
St Etienne Basilique is one of the monument/church you must visit when being at Budapest. Part of Budapest history is there and architecture is amazing.

You can pass 1 to 2 hours easily to discover this basilique. For 2 euros/qdult, very cheap.
Written August 22, 2020
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zktravels
Poland104 contributions
St. Stephen's Basilica
Aug 2020
A wonderful basilica located in the central part of the city. I recommend seeing it during the golden hour, when the sun reflects on the street and the building beautifully.
Written August 21, 2020
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  • Sat - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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