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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  • Beautiful view from the dome, entrance fee to get on the roof, but it's definitely worth the shot, elevator if needed.
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  • My favorite place in Budapest. It is impressive on the outside and inside. I loved sitting down to relax admiring its grandeur.  more »
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  • Wonderful basilica, the largest one in Budapest of its kind. Gorgeous on the outside and beautiful inside. Entrance is free, but you're encouraged to donate a €1 entry fee. I also would recommend revisiting the scene at dusk. When it lights up it makes for yet another spectacular sight.
  • Beautiful basilica! The entrance fee is based on donation (a sign suggests 200 ft). My husband and I came here during a bike tour and then on our own after. The area in front of the church is full of shops and restaurants. There’s also a large empty square in front of the entrance. Once you go in, the decor is pretty amazing with lots of gold and different colored marble. There are mostly all tourists inside but there are a few small areas to kneel and pray if you’d like. The ceiling is high and inside the dome is well decorated. There was a queue to go up the dome’s exterior for a view but we skipped on that. Definitely would recommend!
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