St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), Budapest

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Visit the prominent Hungarian landmark St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), 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 (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Budapest using our Budapest journey planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • August 17, 2017
    Imposing structure, mixture of styles. From the tower beautiful view over the city. Interesting and baroque interior
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  • August 17, 2017
    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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  • June 21, 2017
    Stunning baroque style cathedral with some intricate interior details and interesting history. The cathedral is supposedly free to enter but beware that the attendant makes you make a donation of about 1 euro. Was quite peaceful to walk around. You also have the option to pay a little extra for the treasury and/or the panoramic view (roughly 2-3 euros each). We did the panoramic view which was well worth it. It's the best view from Pest in my opinion. Not to be missed.
  • May 10, 2017
    It's breathtaking. Stands tall at impressive 96 meters and It looks like the highest building in Budapest! It was crowded with tourists inside and out. Inside interior is beautiful as well. If you want, you can check out the views from the cupola, but you will have to pay for it. It's not that expensive (500 HUF), but it was overcrowded so we didn't go. Next time :)
  • June 3, 2017
    I've been to Budapest a few times, and I always return to this church. It's beautiful. St Stephen is the patron saint of the country, and in one room of the church you can see his hand. The ceilings are gorgeous.
  • June 22, 2017
    This is one of the most beautiful buildings I ever seen. You can visit it without tickets. You just need to do a small donation depending on your choice.
  • June 27, 2017
    Not that keen on churches, but this is beautiful, and perhaps what a Vatican Basilica would look like. On the whole, the statues in Budapest have warmth and a feeling of friendship. This is true of the statues in this Basilica.

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