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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” (617 reviews)
“organ concert” (198 reviews)
“small donation” (153 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

We almost skipped this church after feeling a bit "churched out". We were very glad we didn't. Although Baroque influenced, the interior was quite different from churches in Prague. An easy quick visit.

Thank 425lynn
Reviewed yesterday

st Stephen basilica is one of the most impressive places in Budapest but, what i liked more there was the organ concert try it and you won't be sorry! there is a group of people singing at different instruments plus vocal some well known parts...More

Thank dora132014
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is a beautiful basilica , good location in the center of Budapest. You can sit there and and enjoy

Thank Atka S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We paid the small price to walk up 302 steps (there is a lift, but we like steps). Definitely worth it. Wow, what a view!

Thank Looby024
Reviewed 2 days ago

A magnificent building, both inside and out. We attended a musical recital one evening. Organist, soloists, violinist and trumpeter all participated wonderfully well. Light classical music. We would recommend this highly.

Thank mulanmore
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the 302 steps to get to the top! Cost 400 hf to do so. The inside of the church is absolutely stunning. There was a choir singing and it was so enjoyable to sit quietly and listen to the beautiful singing in such...More

Thank JoanGlasgow
Reviewed 3 days ago

This church is well worth a visit. Besides the baroque architecture and decorations, it has a well-venerated relic of St. Stephan of Hungary. We went to a concert there on Sunday evening, a small chamber orchestra playing a variety of short well-known pieces. It was...More

Thank Rachael M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Be sure to visit inside, this is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. If there is any events taking place such as orchestra or choir then I would highly recommend you go to it. Just amazing and so relaxing inside.

Thank AtrociousTroll
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not such an old church as in the rest of Europe, but well worth a visit. If you like organ music, be sure to book for one of the regular organ concerts.

Thank Traveller_Oldie
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must in Budapest, since it is a local gem. Around you will find many restaurants and bars. During the night, it looks even more beautiful and grand.

Thank Voula D
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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3 August 2017|
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Response from Bogdan S | Reviewed this property |
usually the mass is only for Hungarian, for local people.
14 April 2017|
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Response from Silvia S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no it's not free. It cost about 200HOF ( donation) to go inside and 600HOF for the top. If the weather is sunny though definitely go on the top, you can see the whole city from there!
26 February 2017|
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