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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
+36 1 317 2859
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (648 reviews)
“organ concert” (207 reviews)
“small donation” (160 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
District V / Inner City
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+36 1 317 2859
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Its a very beautiful basilica but unfortunately we couldnt see the cut-off hand :( other than that, i'd say its the mini version of the vatican

Thank Eline O
Reviewed yesterday

This place is sooooo amazing so beautiful...If you are in Budapest you MUST NOT miss it!! Hungarian should be proud of this place.

Thank Vera R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful architecture and awesome view from the top. Entry into main part is suggested 200 HUF (1 euro ish). Can spend as much time as you'd like. Very impressive inside. Have to pay 500 HUF (1.50 euro ish) to go up the top for the...More

Thank Tomjwaring
Reviewed yesterday

Non-religious but there is no denying this Church was beautiful. The painting on the ceilings and on the walls are fantastic and the overall atmosphere made it a great visit. Recommend a donation is all that is needed to enter. The panarama view is nice,...More

Thank Declan C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A beautiful basilica that goes very good with the city in total! I likes it and the square in front of it.

Thank Suada V
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I happened upon St Stephen’s on Sunday and at the start of mass and it was a beautiful thing. The building itself was incredible and there were so many nooks and crannies to see. The paintings and altarpiece were stunning. The acoustics were amazing- as...More

Thank Scott H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow for a cathedral. Yes a lot of tourists but you must spend 1-2 hours there and enjoy the fantastic place. It is absolutely worth it.

Thank TrunteDK
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In Fathers hoise is always pleasent. Chrismas season great for visit. Nice decoration an navity scene

Thank Grgic I
Reviewed 2 days ago

The main thing I wanted to see at St. Stephen's was the relic of St. Stephan's hand. The visitation hours of the hand differ from those of the Basilica so we had to go twice. Double check on hours before visiting.

Thank Lucy E
Reviewed 3 days ago

This Basilica is amazing. There is no fee to tour the building unless you decide to climb the dome, which is well worth it. While not one of the oldest churches in the city, as it opened in 1905, it is one of the largest...More

Thank adv40624
Nearby
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
...More
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TrampAisha
10 December 2017|
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Response from ELAINE G | Reviewed this property |
the look out at the top is open from ten am to 4.30pm and the church itself it open 9am till 7pm and on a Sunday 7.45am till 7pm
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CarolGwashere
18 November 2017|
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Response from stripeyandco | Reviewed this property |
We didn't go to a concert either, however, I would agree with Donna S 's recommendation
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hannahw95
4 November 2017|
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Response from Huckiewin | Reviewed this property |
No, enjoy
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