St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest

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Visit the prominent Hungarian landmark St. Stephen's Basilica, known for its 91 m (300 ft) Neo-Renaissance-style dome. This Roman Catholic basilica--built in the Neoclassic architectural style with a Greek Cross floor plan--was completed in 1905 and used for military purposes during World War II. While it is still used for religious worship today, this church is also one of the most visited tourist sites in the country. The right hand of St. Stephen I, the first King of Hungary, is housed in the church's reliquary. View the basilica's structure and bell towers from the square in front of its main entrance, explore the interior of the church, and climb the 364 stairs (or take the elevator) to the top of the dome, which overlooks the city. Arrange your visit to St. Stephen's Basilica and discover more family-friendly attractions in Budapest using our Budapest journey planner .
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  • Building lavish enough that emerges in the urban context. Traditional architecture that distinguishes the Catholic churches. The interior furnishings are understanding the effort of the time to support a worthy comparison with the Roman basilicas, but is unsuccessful. Still worth a visit with a ride on the Dome where with 600 guilders apiece you can hop into the elevator. Recommended.
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  • Imposing structure, mixture of styles. From the tower beautiful view over the city. Interesting and baroque interior
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  • My wife and I visited this church and we were both impressed with it's beautiful design. Find to steps to go up to the second floor. Views for up there really fantastic.  more »
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  • Stunning place! The basilica is gorgeous! U have been in the most important ones in the world and this is surely in the top 5. There are also cconcerts inside and the possibility of walking up to see amazing views.
  • Beautiful on the outside but even better is the Christmas market they kickoff the last Friday in November. Through Christmas Day they will have a market open every weekend with projection art on the basilica and food and ice skating. Truly a Christmas dream!!
  • nice church in the city centre. really beautiful also inside. if you have the chance go up to the top! it more more exciting and cheaper then goin up on the "Budapest eye"
  • One of the loveliest churches that I have visited. Stunning inside and out. Worth a trip up to the rooftop. Also if there are tickets on sale outside for an evening concert inside the church I would highly recommend it as it's quite a unique experience and different to visiting during the day.
  • Beautiful design inside and outside in great location. Very interesting mass with impressive classical organ music. Such enjoyment!

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