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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” (688 reviews)
“organ concert” (213 reviews)
“small donation” (176 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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"beautiful church"
in 688 reviews
"organ concert"
in 213 reviews
"small donation"
in 176 reviews
"mummified hand"
in 125 reviews
"christmas market"
in 169 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 329 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 120 reviews
"impressive building"
in 100 reviews
"tower"
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"interior"
in 673 reviews
"cupola"
in 121 reviews
"mass"
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"200huf"
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"acoustics"
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The basilica is very big, it is possible to go u to the tower for a fee (i think it is about 800 HUF but im not sure), and the view is wonderful. The basilica is located in the centre near Deák square so it...More

Thank Eszter B
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Reviewed yesterday

Named after Stephen, the 1st King of Hungary whose right hand is allegedly housed in the church. Beautiful exterior with its 2 bell towers & interior domes, stained glass, paintings etc. Admission is free, donation is appreciated. Fee for Tower view 600 Ft (£1.60). Lift...More

Thank Tigertribal
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Reviewed yesterday

This church is beautiful inside, although it doesn't have as much artwork as some of the other important churches we have seen. It's very nicely decorated, walls, ceilings, columns, stained glass, paintings, etc. Lots of gold. Note that you need to make a donation to...More

Thank Rosemary W
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Reviewed yesterday

dedicated to the first Hungarian king, st stephen's basilica , the church has beautiful frescoes and an eloquent altar. there is no entry fee; we could see the mummified hand from an angle. one may choose to make a donation inside and light candles for...More

Thank Antarlina M
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Reviewed yesterday

No tourist travel plans to Budapest should lack this destination. Beautiful example of a Roman Catholic basilica. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c 975–1038), whose supposed right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest...More

Thank Zsolt R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This bascilica is on every list of must see attractions. Rightfully so! Make sure to go to an evening concert, especially if the BIG organ is played. It is fantastic.

Thank jbrown859
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Reviewed yesterday

Impressive church. Lots of gold - a beautiful feature of such churches. Luscious paintings and a spectacular dome.

Thank kphelpsCincinnati
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful big church from the outside. And richly decorated inside. You must not pay an entrance fee directly to enter the church. Instead, you are forced to donate a small amount to enter. Not something I like

Thank Mia M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An absolute must if you visit Budapest. The views are stunning from the top of the basilica and offer a panarama of the entire city. The steps are a killer though! The interior is awe inspiring, so much so that words can't do it justice....More

Thank ajwilman
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Reviewed yesterday

Entry is by donation (200fl suggested). Building is late 19th century but has been beautifully restored. It is dimly lit but this adds to its atmosphere. It’s main claim to fame is a case featuring the withered right hand of St Istvan which can be...More

1  Thank T-SGlobetrotters
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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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Yuu Y
16 April 2018|
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Response from SiewKheong | Reviewed this property |
Only a voluntary donation to enter the church
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Yuu Y
16 April 2018|
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Response from paulukRishton | Reviewed this property |
No fee just a box for donations at the entrance. As others have said a small fee to use the lift to access the tower BUT free to use the stairs as we did.
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Yuu Y
16 April 2018|
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Response from Ann C | Reviewed this property |
No. You just walk in. Enjoy.
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