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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
+36 1 317 2859
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Reviewed today via mobile

See the church in daylight, as the decor and art are outstanding and plentiful. If you like architecture and design, spend an hour studying every beautiful detail. We didn’t pay for the ticket up the tower, but I’m sure the views are spectacular. Come back...More

Thank Mauibeth
Reviewed today

We just went for the observation terrace. The view is amazing! Our little one also had a lot of fun running around on the mosaics in front of the Basilica. The place is a gorgeous backdrop for amazing pictures. Also you'll find tons of cafés...More

Thank Salome B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love to go visit Cathedrals wherever I visit. This was no different in Budapest. Beautiful. You can climb to the top but I didn't have time to. You can see the Relic of St Stephen there.

Thank Siobhan H
Reviewed yesterday

The Basilica is an absolute marvel inside, do not miss it. The pipe organ is awesome and there are many concerts which feature it. The views of Budapest from the top are also worth admission.

Thank SL D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just went for the observation terrace. Great 360 degree view of the city from a high viewpoint different than the usual Buda locations. Price is quite low for such a view and there is the option to climb 370 stairs or take the elevator....More

Thank anastassiu
Reviewed yesterday

Fantastic ecclisiastical architecture. Must see location! Very central in Budapest and easily incorporated in a day of sight seeing.

Thank Gary D
Reviewed yesterday

What a view,catch the lift behind the small gift kiosk at main entrance,straight to the top of walk round roof,you can see all of Budapest centre and beyond. Back down you can enter the basilica by making a donation,for the upkeep of it,worth 1 hour...More

Thank tchell2016
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful basilica from inside and outside. We went the top of this basilica for panoramic views of the city. Apparently, this is the tallest building in Budapest along with the Parliament. There is St. Stephen’s hand in the basilica, which is a miracle since it...More

Thank Carol T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This lovely building is easy to access and free to visit. One can admire the talent of its architect and the workmen who built it then pay a small charge to climb to the top of the dome to see a panoramic view of the...More

Thank annette c
Reviewed 2 days ago

The basilica's beauty is captivating. There are two ways to experience it. You could pay to go up the tower. Or you can donate as you enter into the main part of the basilica. Amazing décor and masonry. As I have seen in numerous cathedrals,...More

Thank cristoph2010
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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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30 July 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)
16 April 2018|
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Response from SiewKheong | Reviewed this property |
Only a voluntary donation to enter the church
16 April 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.