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

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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. By using our Budapest vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) and other attractions in Budapest.
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  • St. Stephen's Basilica is beautiful outside and inside. It is a very impressive building. It has nice frescoes inside. It is one of the places to be sure to see in Budapest. There is a voluntary entra...  read more »
  • We usually don't like to spend our vacation visiting churches or museums but we heard that you have to visit this church because it's one of a kind! Fortunately we weren't disappointed at all!! The de...  read more »
  • Budapest is a very beautiful city, one of the most beautiful that I have ever seen. Along with the exotic parliament, the basilica is the highest building on the Pest side of the Danube. The basilica ...  read more »
  • This is the main church in Budapest. The interior is huge and welcoming. Despite this, a large portion of it reserved for mass and cannot be freely walked. Nevertheless, it is worth visiting it. Not to miss the big organ and paintings. There is also the possibility to go to the top of the church, either via staircase or elevator. The price to go up is reasonable and the views from there are good. One can easily spot Fisherman's bastion and Buda Castle.
  • I don´t like, that I am pushed to pay to enter a church.... Therefore 1 star minus! But these Basilika is one of my favourite places in Budapest. It is awesome, really something special. I do not know what I like most of it.... Just go there and enjoy the atmosphere, or sit in the evening in front of the Basilika on the stairs and have a chat while drinking a glas of wine.
  • A huge Basilica, beautiful room, very catholic atmosphere. My personal taste prefers other huge churches (like San Paolo fuori mura in Rome) which are less overloaden with objects, altars etc. But for who likes the demonstration of church power and abundance, this is a good place to sense into it.
  • Beautiful Basilica. Large inside with beautiful organ. When we were there a wedding was going on, we couldn't see it all, but was nice seeing it in use. After coming out, make sure you go to Gelarto Rosa - Ice Cream shop right near by.
  • Do not miss the dome viewpoint when you visit Budapest! One of the best place to check the downtown from bird's-eye view! Do not forget to check the opening times!
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