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“Very impressive”

St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)
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Ranked #3 of 438 things to do in Budapest
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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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

This was a particularly beautiful and peaceful place to visit and there was no obligation to pay an enormous enty fee (which there was at the Synagogue). The stained glass windows, the dome, the altar - all of it was amazing. The hand was interesting and, if you stand and wait for a moment or two, someone is bound to pay to light it up for all the other tourists! Wouldn't have missed this sight.

Visited June 2014
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Burlington, Canada
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Basilica is beautiful inside and out, it's lit up during the night and a lot of wine bars and nightlife is right outside of the Basilica Square.

Visited August 2013
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“Very ornate.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is the main church in Budapest. Outside is a very large square with steps leading into the basilica. Inside is very ornate with lots of gold leaf. Mosaics and paintings adorn the walls. A
Behind the main altar is a chapel containing the right hand of St Stephen.

Visited May 2014
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Athens, Georgia
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“What a view of Budapest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

The cathedral is truly a work of art. The main chamber is gilded and awe-inspiring...with the stained glass dome and windows, statuary, fonts and lovely interior overall. Plus, the spectacular view from the top of the Basilica is a panorama worth viewing. If you are not up for the 302 steps, there is an elevator to take you up. Some nice artwork is available along the way (mind your step around the edge under the arches) to the last few steps that remain to the viewing walkway around the dome.

Visited June 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Go to the concert”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

Went to the evening concert here which was very good. To see it at night gave it a different feel. The outside is beautiful and if you ever get lost in Budapest, look for this building, it is like a beacon.

Visited May 2014
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