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
Neighbourhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út • 2 min walk
  • Arany János utca • 4 min walk
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david s
netanya, israel440 contributions
An impressive cathedral in the hear of Budapest
Oct. 2021
This famous Budapest landmark should be on the "must-see" list of every traveler to

Budapest. A relatively "young" cathedral, built at the end 19th century, it is located

in central Budapest and easily accessible, within walking distance from Vaci street,

the famous Budapest pedestrian walkway. We came on Sunday, in the middle of the

morning mass and enjoyed the church's choir and the crowd praying, through the

entire Sunday ritual. We went after to the look-out observation circular balcony, at

63 meters high, from which breathtaking views of the city can be taken and

admired. The balcony is accessed by an elevator, located near the entrance to the

main hall. On the other side is the "treasury", which is a small museum of high

ranking church official dressing gowns and various religious relics. The admission

fee includes both the observation deck and the treasury. Highly recommended.
Written 15 October 2021
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Sarah b
Lytham St Anne's, UK1,465 contributions
Fabulous cathedral
Oct. 2021 • Couples
A wonderful cathedral to visit. Donation of suggested €1 each to enter and other donation points around the cathedral.

The decoration of the domed ceilings and the artefacts around the cathedral are stunning. Fantastic organ. There is a relic of St Stephens right hand which can be viewed illuminated for a small donation.

Written 7 October 2021
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Mick D
Cork, Ireland98 contributions
What a view from the top, a great panorama of Budapest
Sep. 2021
Even for folks who do not often visit churches and the like this is a place well worth a visit. Magnificent.

Make sure you buy a ticket to go to the viewing balcony up top, well worth it, stunning views not to be missed
Written 20 September 2021
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manoirstececile
Juvigny-sous-Andaine, France15 contributions
Worth a Visit
Aug. 2021
Beautiful building set in lovely square. Worth a visit that does not take too long. Attended the service which was interesting.
Written 15 September 2021
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
Color full church
Oct. 2020 • Couples
This is the most beautiful and important church in Budapest. The colors dance in it.There are colored glass that is the only remnant of the true church from the time of World War II. The dome of the original church is unique. The area around the church is also very beautiful.Be sure to visit this place and walk in the surrounding streets both day and night.
Written 8 September 2021
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Ina G
201 contributions
Iconic church of Budapest
Aug. 2021 • Solo
Beautiful cathedral, very impressive in the old city of Budapest. Definitively worth admiring the majestic inside, lots of history behind the walls
Written 15 August 2021
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,459 contributions
Amazing landmark of Budapest
Jul. 2021
A beautiful basilica, both inside and outside. The interior is impressive while the architecture dominates the entire area.
Written 30 July 2021
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Georgia.limassol
Limassol City, Cyprus92 contributions
Nice monument
Jun. 2021
We. visited this church easily because our bus- hop on hop off- made a stop there.
After our visit we walked about 10 minutes and there was shops and restaurants for a walk..
Written 11 July 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy324 contributions
History
Aug. 2020
I remember this was one of the first places I’ve seen in Budapest. It’s a very beautiful basilica dedicated to the first king of Hungary.
Written 9 July 2021
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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 11 February 2021
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