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St. Stephen's Basilica

(Szent István Bazilika)
Church and Historic Site
Lipótváros, Budapest
  • Daria🌍🌎🌏 L.
    "Beautiful place!:)) Go upstairs to see wonderful view of the city"(21 Tips)
    Adil V.
    "amazing architecture next to the christmas market"(8 Tips)
    Tiffany M.
    "Beautiful inside and outside view from the top of Basilica."(2 Tips)
    "Stunning interior & gorgeous view from the rooftop!"(4 Tips)
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  • Mohammad S.
    Mohammad Sattari3 weeks ago
    Shines at night.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Doa B.
    Doa Baaraan3 weeks ago
    Try the vision of the basilica at night! It's breathtaking. Buy a nice ice cream at gelato rosa, walk around the basilica and enjoy the silence. Sit in the outdoor seats of the cafes around the plaza.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Anastasia G.
    it's a must see if you are in Budapest. amazing architecture :)
  • Саша Б.
    Basilica with paid (!!!) entrance. Nothing special inside
  • Serhii L.
    The building is gorgeous both from inside and outside. They have a roof where you can see the rest of the city
  • Kseniia L.
    Gorgeous view ❤️💚 Definitely worth to see 😊
  • Vsevolod B.
    Go up to see the city from on of the highest points.
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine McNeelFebruary 28
    Beautiful monument right in the city center! Walk inside and see this famous cathedral for the full experience.
  • Inti K.
    Inti KosFebruary 12
    Beautiful basilica, one of the must see destinations when visiting Budapest.
  • Fluying ✅.
    Fluying ✅January 5
    This unusual cathedral features in the main altar not Jesus but St. István, Hungary’s first Christian king.
  • Robert J.
    Robert JensenDecember 23, 2016
    Go see the mummified hand
  • Tanja G.
    Tanja GDecember 10, 2016
    Christmas market
  • Ceren E.
    Ceren EryilmazNovember 21, 2016
    It's magical on the inside and the outside. The roof tiles are fromm the fairy tales
  • Kamal I.
    Kamal IsmayilliNovember 10, 2016
    The place where tourist must visit in Budapest.
  • Mari S.
    Mari SaNovember 4, 2016
    Lovely place
  • Martin M.
    Martin MaruniakOctober 30, 2016
    Amazing architecture, bit crowdy inside:(...but definitely one of Budapest's must see places:))
  • Lukas P.
    Lukas PravdaOctober 1, 2016
    Entry is free of charge. Panorama costs 500huf but they do not accept cards. In 2016.
    Upvoted Jun 24
  • Anita Ś.
    Anita ŚliwińskaSeptember 30, 2016
    Beautiful Basilica to marvel over. Unfortunately old vergers kick off the visitors when it is still a few minutes until closing.
  • Kristýna M.
    Kristýna MichálkováAugust 30, 2016
    BEAUTIFUL! Go see the hand of st. Stephen.
  • Olena K.
    Olena KaunJuly 8, 2016
    Huge Cathedral. 200 HUF - mandatory 'donation' to enter the temple. Rooftop panorama is must visit!
  • Kasia K.
    Kasia KoczułapJuly 7, 2016
    Really impressed.
  • Alex G.
    Alex GJune 30, 2016
    The view from the top is great, definitely a must visit.
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusJune 5, 2016
    A very pretty church. Lots of festivals held in the square so quite tricky to get good photos of the exterior.
  • Ryan
    RyanMay 20, 2016
    Free to just go in and walk around. Take in the views
  • Aytek
    AytekMarch 29, 2016
    Kubbe mükemmel.. Dome is perfect..
  • Lorand L.
    Lorand LuczMarch 3, 2016
    Great view from the top, but you need to climb a lot of stairs. It worth it :-)
  • Cara L.
    Cara LubbeJanuary 31, 2016
    Don't forget to go around the back as well
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HardiJanuary 25, 2016
    They have organ concert on Monday 5pm. 3000HUF
  • Adil V.
    Adil VJanuary 1, 2016
    amazing architecture next to the christmas market
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 31, 2015
    Beautiful neoclassical church that took over half a century to build following the collapse of its dome in a storm.
  • Katja M.
    Katja M.December 30, 2015
    Great architecture! Free organ concerts — check the schedule at the entrance. Don't forget to put the phone into silent mode.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Dimitris K.
    Dimitris KotsiosDecember 27, 2015
    One of the most beatiful churches in Europe!
  • Hop Hey L.
    Hop Hey LalaleyDecember 26, 2015
    Amazing! Must visit in Budapest especially in Christmas night.
  • Alexey K.
    Alexey KuryavskyDecember 26, 2015
    Beauty inside and outside
  • Peter H.
    Peter HulsenDecember 16, 2015
    Beautiful interior!
  • Elizabeth K.
    Elizabeth KoksharovaNovember 25, 2015
    It's beautiful by night.BEAUTIFUL
  • liberalia .
    liberalia 🇭🇺BANovember 15, 2015
    Emlekezes a parizsi aldozatokra.
  • Luca S.
    Luca SzabóNovember 12, 2015
    Beautiful 💓
  • Tema S.
    Tema StankevichOctober 29, 2015
    Worth visiting the roof.
  • Samantha
    SamanthaOctober 25, 2015
    Stunning interior & gorgeous view from the rooftop! Definitely worth the token entrance fee of only 200 & 500 huf. The direct walk to chain bridge and across the Danube is perfect all round. Enjoy! ☺️
    Upvoted Jul 13
  • Victoria S ⚅
    Victoria S ⚅October 15, 2015
    You must visit this church.The inside is charming and luxurious.You can also pay a ticket to see the view of Budapest city from rooftop.
  • Jonathan Y.
    Jonathan YuOctober 10, 2015
    See St. Stephen's hand in the chapel on the left of the alter. Beautiful church.
  • Sipos P.
    Sipos PeterAugust 23, 2015
    the tallest building in the area with panorama view from the tower. much cheaper than the ferris wheel on Erzsébet square, but offers the same experience.
  • Tiffany M.
    Tiffany McDonaldAugust 14, 2015
    Beautiful inside and outside view from the top of Basilica. Also dont forget to take a look at the mummified hand of St Steven
  • Джансін K.
    Джансін KeAugust 10, 2015
    Everest there is a free tour 10:30-13:30 be there.!
  • Thomas C.
    Thomas CraenenAugust 9, 2015
    Definitely worth a visit. Stunning interior and from the tower you get a great view over Budapest.
  • Tomas O.
    Tomas OpitzAugust 7, 2015
    Beautiful ! Most go to the top of it
  • Josele M.
    Josele Mi TeleAugust 7, 2015
    Amazingly big and beautiful! On of the musts of Pest. I didn't go inside and don't regret it.
  • Ania D.
    Ania DukoctbAugust 5, 2015
    Better reserve! Tasty tasty tasty!
  • Glenn L.
    Glenn LaebensJune 29, 2015
    Definitely worth the 500HUF to visit the tower by stairs or elevator. Mind your head when using the stairs!
    Upvoted Jun 24
  • mizz l.
    mizz linJune 8, 2015
    Foreigners are allowed to join in mass with Hungarians . No restrictions or discrimination
  • Gabriella K.
    Gabriella K.May 25, 2015
    Beautiful church! Unlike many other tourist churches, the access it's free!
  • Teresa
    TeresaApril 20, 2015
    Stunning interior design. A must visit in Budapest
  • GK
    GKApril 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    A kilátóra lifttel menjetek fel!
  • Simon ..
    Simon .April 12, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Great Views On A Clear Day
  • Miroslav V.
    Miroslav ValchevApril 7, 2015
  • Theodoros K.
    Theodoros K.April 4, 2015
    Great Architecture
  • Paolo T.
    Paolo TagliaferriMarch 29, 2015
    Impressive architecture.
  • Pelin D.
    Pelin DuraMarch 19, 2015
    beautiful and historical church. dont miss out the panorama
  • Birand E.
    Birand EronatMarch 1, 2015
    Watch the city from the highest building of BP(91m). Is it nice to see the rooftops of the historical buildings of Budapest from top of Basilica. Also try to check the concert programs in Basilica.
    Upvoted Jul 13
  • Eliza C.
    Eliza ChaseFebruary 28, 2015
    Breathtaking. Don't skip the climb to the terrace (there's a lift too)
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KanakisFebruary 16, 2015
    Very beautifully designed. It's great they don't charge you at the entrance yet like in most mayor cities.
  • Tanya V.
    Tanya VFebruary 16, 2015
    So beautiful! Make sure to check the basilica at the far end on the left.
  • Thomas
    ThomasJanuary 27, 2015
    You have to pay 200 HUF to go inside the basilisk, but it's definitely worth it. Amazing architecture!
    Upvoted Aug 15
  • We Love Budapest
    We Love BudapestJanuary 12, 2015
    One of the largest Christmas fairs in Budapest also has a 200m2 ice rink, open to children. The little ones can also participate in free skating lessons under the festive lights.
  • We Love Budapest
    We Love BudapestJanuary 5, 2015
    "One of the largest Christmas fairs in Budapest also has a 200m2 ice rink, open to children. The little ones can also participate in free skating lessons under the festive lights."
  • KC W.
    KC WeaverDecember 17, 2014
    Amazing and must see on a visit to Budapest
  • Viesturs K.
    Viesturs KančsNovember 23, 2014
    Tourists - it is not required to buy a ticket to see the Basilica. Entrance is for donations (written only in hungarian)!
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Nadia P.
    Nadia PrutskovaNovember 8, 2014
    Go up to the cupola, you get a nice view of the city; pretty impresive inside and outside
  • Phat B.
    Phat BuoyNovember 7, 2014
    Stunning church with great views from the top
    Upvoted Jul 13
  • We Love Budapest
    We Love BudapestOctober 17, 2014
    For a small fee, ascend to the balcony of the Basilica dome, offering some of the best views of the city. There is also Parliament House and nice walks in the streets of District V nearby.
  • Ilana Z.
    Ilana ZholobovskySeptember 26, 2014
    Visit the roof. A nice view opens from there.
  • Louise d.
    Louise de PausSeptember 16, 2014
    Beeldschone basiliek
  • Jess N.
    Jess NicholsAugust 7, 2014
    Don't forget to visit the 1000 year old hand of St Stephen
  • Ami ..
    Ami ...July 29, 2014
    Szent István Bazilika éjjel
  • Daria🌍🌎🌏 L.
    Beautiful place!:)) Go upstairs to see wonderful view of the city
  • Andrea G.
    Andrea GuarnacciaJuly 4, 2014
    Forced "donation" to get in... Well that's weird for a church...
  • Ami ..
    Ami ...March 25, 2014
    Szent István Bazilika
  • Burak S.
    Burak SansalJanuary 13, 2014
    awesome church, great ornaments and decorations. Don't miss the Black Madonna and the hand of St. Stephen in the small chapels.
  • Ipanov
    IpanovJanuary 8, 2014
    The guy on main altar is not a Christ or St.Mary - it is István. Almoust nobody in hungary really know it, but it is true)))
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Svetlana M.
    Svetlana MakeevaJanuary 5, 2014
    It's s magnificent church, but you should come until 16.00-to watch here a hand of the first king of Hungary
  • Daniele M.
    Daniele MinnitiNovember 8, 2013
    Good by night. Nagyon szép!
  • Éda Glória P.
    Éda Glória PogányOctober 8, 2013
    King Singers concert tonight - 8th. October, 2013.
  • Isaac
    IsaacSeptember 26, 2013
    After taking a tour go to Gelato the ice cream parlour opposite and get ferroro flavour mmmmmmmmmmmm
  • Oli D.
    Oli DowdeswellAugust 6, 2013
    Climb the tower - amazing view!!
  • Görkem Buğra C.
    Görkem Buğra CeyhanAugust 6, 2013
    In Christianity I've heard the greed is one of the 7 deadly sins.. Apparently the church administration hasn't heard of it.. They openly ask for money in every part of basilica for everything.. £€$
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria StrokovaJuly 12, 2013
    Pay 200 ft to get the hand of st Stephan illuminated and get nice pics.
  • Szandra R.
    Szandra RudaMay 29, 2013
    Grab a coffee,sit on the stairs and just watch people come and go.
  • Adil N.
    Adil NurmakovMay 28, 2013
    Great concerts of classical music - check out ads and announcements. No wi-fi inside :(
  • Hanka V.
    Hanka V.May 10, 2013
    10 % off with Budapest card.... unfortunately the blond lady who sales ticket said NO :-(
  • Anastasia S.
    Recommend to listen to the organ music performed every Monday at 5 pm. Majestic!
  • Charlotte Z.
    Charlotte ZarapiApril 21, 2013
    Amazing view of Budapest! Only 500huf to go up!
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KaderjakApril 21, 2013
    Beware that you may find yourself in the middle of a mass where the priests openly incite against the EU.
  • Christine S.
    Christine StreitApril 10, 2013
    Great panorama view from the tower - take the stairs if you want a good workout:)
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LaneMarch 24, 2013
    Don't leave without seeing the view at the top on a clear day.
  • Marta J.
    Marta JonesNovember 3, 2012
    Go to the California coffee place next door for a well deserved beverage after climbing the tower
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Angelo V.
    Angelo VassalloJuly 30, 2012
    It is worth to pay 5€ to enjoy the view from the top
  • budapestUNDERGUIDE
    budapestUNDERGUIDEMay 23, 2012
    One of the most adored buildings in Budapest, this Church is well worth the visit. We suggest walking from the Danube side to get the full effect of this incredible building!
  • Dániel N.
    Dániel NagyMay 4, 2012
    Don't give money at the entrance, even if they ask for that.
  • Sveta S.
    Sveta Sh.March 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    BTW there is an illumination service for the Holy Right, give 400 HUF to the attendant and she'll turn on the lights for you.
    Upvoted Jun 24
  • Vicente M.
    Bonita Basílica, para visitar con calma. Arquitectura imponente. Un imprescindible de Budapest.
  • Анатолий Э.
    Очень красивое архитектурное строение, вид сверху на смотровой площадке ,завораживает ,как на ладони виден весь обозримый центр города. Поднимитесь не пожалеете ...
    Upvoted Jul 13
  • Дмитрий М.
    Смотровая площадка - главный плюс.
  • Lina P.
    Lina P.April 2
    Самое романтичное место в Будапеште!
  • Oxana H.
    Огромная, красивая, вход наверх платный, в саму базилику- бесплатно.
  • Ирина Ж.
    Смотровая великолепная, смело залезайте.
  • liberalia .
    liberalia 🇭🇺BADecember 21, 2016
    Ha szerencsed van osszefuthatsz a kis Jezussal.
  • Дарья Х.
    Дарья ХвостSeptember 3, 2016
    На смотровую можно подняться на двух лифтах или лифт и потом лестница.
  • Meryem O.
    Meryem OgzJuly 23, 2016
    Ilk hristiyan kral
  • Dafni - Δάφνη .
    Szent Istivan Bazilikası şehrin en uzun yapılarından.Meydanında kafeler,restoranlar,şarap içebileceğiniz mekanlar var.Vakit geçirmek için gayet hoş.Bazilika'nın içinide gezebilrsniz ilginizi çekiyorsa
  • Tim T.
    Tim TimychJune 13, 2016
    За 500 форинтов можно подняться наверх по винтовой лестнице или на лифте
  • Merve D.
    Merve DumasJune 3, 2016
    Gece manzara efsane!
  • Lily
    LilyMay 19, 2016
    Красивый собор, со смотровой площадки открывается панорама на весь город, обязательно сходите на органный концерт(около 45 мин), стоит 3000ft
  • Victoria Z.
    Victoria ZhiganovaMay 11, 2016
    Саааааамая красивая церковь в Будапеште!!!!!посетите днем и вечером обязательно!!невероятно красиво тут 👍❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • Franco B.
    Franco BoulyApril 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Il y a la main momifiée du roi Saint-Stéphane de Hongrie dans la chapelle. On pourrait facilement la louper.
  • Vlasta M.
    Vlasta MiksikApril 12, 2016
    Stoji za to videt tuto baziliku . Sv.Stepan ma mnohe spolecne s nasi historii, napr. se sv. Vojtechem. Evropa je tak mala a historicky provazana, musi drzet pospolu...
  • Бася Б.
    Бася БашанMarch 24, 2016
    Случайно обнаружили это прекрасное здание. Находится недалеко от моста🌉
  • Helen V.
    Helen VoytenkoFebruary 20, 2016
    Красивый собор, вход за пожертвование. На обзорную площадку и сокровищницу билеты покупать отдельно
  • Arianna B.
    Arianna BisonFebruary 16, 2016
    La chiesa principale di Budapest, carina ma niente di che all'interno! Gratis ma si paga per gli extra (cupola, mano di S. Stefano.. )
  • Светуля
    СветуляNovember 5, 2015
    Мощная архитектура! Каждую неделю проходит органный концерт. Зал распределён на три зоны. В любой зоне качество звука на высоте! Не переплачивайте!
  • Lívia d.
    Lívia de LizNovember 1, 2015
    Linda, linda!!
  • Maria B.
    Maria BeliakovaOctober 11, 2015
    Видно практически из всех точек города
  • Anna G.
    Anna GushchinaOctober 6, 2015
    Очень красивый храм!
  • Roula G.
    Roula GreenSeptember 30, 2015
    Χρειαστηκαν 50 χρονια για να κατασκευαστει η Βασιλικη του Αγ.Στεφανου,αντι για κερια εχει ρεσω.Ο ναος επιβλητικος κ καθηλωτικος αναγεννησιακου ρυθμου σε εντυπωσιαζει κ στο εξωτερικο κ στο εσωτερικο
  • Corben D.
    Corben DallasSeptember 30, 2015
    За небольшую плату можно подняться на смотровую площадку с панорамным видом на город.
  • Davut B.
    Fakir bir ülke olmasına rağmen diğer zengin Avrupa ülkeleri gibi ibadethanelere ücret karşılığı ziyaretçi almamaları çok güzel... Yine de kuleye çıkış ücretli 😁
  • Anna P.
    Anna PeskovaAugust 16, 2015
    не ленитесь, обязательно поднимитесь на смотровую
  • Andrey K.
    Andrey KorolevAugust 7, 2015
    Обязательно поднимайтесь на купол — вид обалденный. Подниматься легко, лестница удобная.
  • Vê A.
    Vê AguiarAugust 4, 2015
    Igreja linda com mix arquitetônico e muita história
  • Wojtek / s.
    Monumentalna i przepiękna neorenesansowa bazylika po stronie Pesztu. W bazylice, oprócz rzeźb i przepięknych fresków, mamy możliwość zobaczenia z bliska szkatuły z relikwią: prawą dłonią św. Stefana.
  • Katerina
    KaterinaApril 28, 2015
    Очень красивый вид на город, по лестнице подниматься тяжело, но того стоит😊
  • BURAK C.
    BURAK C.April 3, 2015
    Cok kilise gordum ama Isa nin cansiz bedeninin kefen ile tasvir edildigi kiliseyi ilk kez goruyorum.
  • Can E.
    Can ErdemMarch 13, 2015
    Panoramayi mutlaka alin
  • Nef R.
    Nef RigsJanuary 24, 2015
    La iglesia no esta mal, pero para lo que de verdad merece la pena ir es para subir la torre y ver las vistas de todo Budapest; precioso! Preferiblemente con buen tiempo
  • Anton K.
    Anton KovalevJanuary 16, 2015
    Внешне ничем не выделяется, но внутри красиво оформлено. + есть смотровая площадка
  • Лада Ж.
    Лада ЖукJanuary 15, 2015
    Красота!!!..и бесплатно в отличии от синагоги
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