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St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

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Address: Szent Istvan ter 1. | Pest, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 317 2859
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09:00 - 13:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Built between 1851 and 1905, this large parish church accommodates 8,500...

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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You must visit here and go up to the roof

We went up to the top (*in lifts) and view was out of this world. Looking down o Christmas Market stalls/Tree. Saw the Danube. what a view not to be missed

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went up to the top (*in lifts) and view was out of this world. Looking down o Christmas Market stalls/Tree. Saw the Danube. what a view not to be missed

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Very impressive even though we didn't go inside. From the outside this structure stands out - buildings not built like this any more

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An absolutely beautiful church which is well worth popping into when in Budapest. The interior is simply stunning!

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Beautiful church, such properties are always in immaculate condition, very impressive in terms of size and age. Stunning artworks on walls and ceilings as too the stain glass windows!

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Anyone visiting St Stephen's will be impressed by the stunning architecture and beautiful interior. The ceilings were stunning, the dome magnificent and the altar area amazing. It also featured as gorgeous backdrop to the Christmas market. Only sorry we didn't have enough time to enjoy a concert.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Check this church out if you have the time... The basilica is amazing and if I had one more day here I would've done the music tour... The church inside is beautiful and a must do attraction

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Spectacular church with amazing chapels and beautiful stained glass windows. A must see! Very close to lovely restaurants and other tourist sites.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

With a Christmas market in the square and a light show projected on the exterior, it was still quite and serene in the basilica. Exquisite alters and gold leaf abound, and for a fee we climbed up the 300 plus stairs to the dome for amazing evening views of Budapest, Pest and the Christmas markets. Dress warm it's windy up... More 

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We saw the basilica while at the Christmas market outside its front and the look out point at the top of this. We decided to climb the tower at around 15:45, we chose the steps and it wasn't that bad! 302 steps being a good work out. There is a lift also if you prefer! Excellent time to go as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St. Stephens's Basilica is absolutely breath-taking. We were fortunate to be able to attend an organ concert there one evening, and I'd highly recommend trying to do that as the lighting at night is splendid. In the daytime, the Basilica is dim, especially if it's a rainy day. A Christmas Market was set up in the plaza immediately in front,... More 

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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 and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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