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  • Address: Szent István tér 1, Budapest, Hungary
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9am- 5pm. Sat 9am-1pm. Sun 1pm-5pm.

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St Stephen’s Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika)

This beautiful neo-classical cathedral is the biggest church in Budapest and sits on the imposing square of Szent István. Its serene façade is decorated with statues of the 12 Apostles and has twin clock towers, a vast cupola and an imposing colonnaded doorway leading on to a barn-like interior illuminated through jewel-like stained-glass windows.

Among the carved wooden pews, marble statuary, frescoed ceilings and gilded ornamentation, the opulent basilica’s most holy relic is found in the small dark chapel to the left of the elaborate main altar. The mummified and bejeweled hand of St Stephen, who was both first king and patron saint of Hungary back in the ninth century, lies preserved in a delicate glass cabinet.

The basilica can accommodate 8,500 worshippers and was built during the late 19th century during the expansion of Budapest for the Millennium celebrations. Much of the later design work was by Miklós Ybl, designer of the Hungarian State Opera House. Badly damaged during WWII, the cathedral has recently been extensively restored and once more sparkles both inside and out.

Regular organ recitals are held here and the dome has a panoramic viewing point taking in the sweep of the city and Danube River; access is by elevator and steep steps.

Practical Info

Opening hours are Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 9pm-1am, Sunday 1pm-5pm. The viewing point in the dome is closed from November to March. Entrance to the church is free and admission tickets to the dome are discounted with the Budapest Card. Metro János utca.

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Budapest St Stephen's Basilica Organ Concert with Optional Danube River Dinner Cruise, Budapest, ... 
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Budapest St Stephen's Basilica Organ Concert with Optional Danube River Dinner Cruise

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Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 1-2.5 hours

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Private Budapest Car Tour, Budapest, Night Cruises
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All-Day Semi-Private City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise, Budapest, Private Sightseeing ... 
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All-Day Semi-Private City Tour of Budapest With Lunch And Cruise

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Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour Of Budapest, Budapest, Day Trips
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Private Luxury Sightseeing Tour Of Budapest

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Budapest Grand City Tour, Budapest, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Budapest Grand City Tour

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Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Private Walking Tour of Classical Budapest, Budapest, City Tours
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Private Walking Tour of Classical Budapest

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Historical and Cultural Guided Tour of Budapest, Budapest, Walking Tours
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Historical and Cultural Guided Tour of Budapest

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Budapest Orientation Walking Tour, Budapest, Cultural Tours
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Budapest Orientation Walking Tour

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Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Budapest Historical Driving Tour, Budapest, Walking Tours
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Budapest Historical Driving Tour

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Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Budapest: City Tour with Danube Cruise, Budapest, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Budapest: City Tour with Danube Cruise

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