St. Stephen's Basilica

Basilica in Budapest

Updated: March 11, 2024 01:29 PM

St. Stephen's Basilica is located in Budapest (Capital of Hungary), Hungary. It's address is Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary.

Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary

G323+9H Budapest, Hungary

+36 1 311 0839

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Where is St. Stephen's Basilica?

St. Stephen's Basilica is located at: Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary.

What is the phone number of St. Stephen's Basilica?

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Coordinates: 47.5008902, 19.0539887

St. Stephen's Basilica Reviews

Bruno Stefani
2024-02-15 10:36:00 GMT

If you're visiting Budapest, the Basilica is an absolute must-see. This stunning architectural marvel is not just a feast for the eyes but also offers an enriching cultural experience. The highlight for many visitors, including myself, is the organ concert held at 5 PM. The acoustics of the Basilica paired with the skilled organist create an unforgettable auditory experience that resonates deeply within the grand walls of this sacred space. Whether you're an architecture enthusiast, a lover of classical music, or simply seeking a serene and beautiful place to reflect, the Basilica in Budapest will not disappoint. I highly recommend scheduling your visit to coincide with the organ concert for an experience that is truly sublime.

Łukasz J
2024-02-28 14:16:00 GMT

One of the most important monuments in Budapest. A beautiful, although crowded, basilica. It is possible to enter the observation deck (stairs or elevator), from where you can see the very center of the capital.

Nathasha Alves
2024-01-20 20:22:19 GMT

Beautiful by day, beautiful by night. It's well worth paying to see the panoramic view, especially the sunset.

To go up, you have the option of a lift (there are two - with a long queue) and stairs. Be aware that there are a LOT of stairs and spiral staircases. Be prepared 🏋🏻‍♀

Bea Rimini
2024-03-03 14:48:43 GMT

Impressive cathedral. Ticket price 7€. You can read some explanations on a booklet. Be sure to check the opening time and don't forget to take a look at the hand reliquia of Saint Stephen.

Krishanu Chakraborty
2024-01-16 22:48:14 GMT

Indeed, a treat for the eyes. St Istvan’s (Stephen’s) Basilica is one of the best architectures of Budapest. Although we didn’t get a chance to enter inside Basilica, we were delighted by the minute details of the arts engraved on the exterior walls.
I am looking forward to visit the church again so that I can get a chance to enter and enjoy the panoramic view of Budapest from its terrace.

Shenna Wew
2024-01-14 00:21:35 GMT

Just simply amazing, probably the most grandeur thing in the city of Budapest.
The view from the top is also breathtaking, especially during sunset.
Be aware though there is an elevator that will take you near the top, you’ll still need to take some stairs more until you reach the viewing platform.

Michał Kiełczyński
2023-12-09 20:08:06 GMT

Stephen's Basilica is already very impressive from the outside, and it's even more impressive inside! The size of the basilica is huge and interiors are very richly decorated. It's worth buying a ticket with entry to the Panoramic Terraces, because the view of the city from above is beautiful!

Bogdan Marcelan
2023-12-27 20:23:07 GMT

Saint Stephen's Basilica is a Roman Catholic church. It is named in honor of Stephen, the first Hungarian king, whose hand is kept in the reliquary. It is very beautiful and well maintained. At times, it is reminiscent of the Vatican church in its grandeur. During the holidays, there were a lot of people. My wife and I lit a candle in memory of our deceased relatives.

2023-12-17 10:46:08 GMT

Highly recommend a visit, with the tower ticket too.
These can be discounted with a Budapest card ( check t&cs)
Very beautiful, and humbling to stand inside. A lot to take in. Well persevered and cared for.
Would recommend the tower ticket extra as there is more historic information, and beautiful 360 views of the area.
Visiting in late November it was very quiet with not too many tourists and therfore did not queue for tickets - not sure what this would be like in peak times.

Maria Stylianou
2024-01-14 07:13:35 GMT

St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest offers an excellent experience, boasting a beautiful view and an interior that is nothing short of amazing. The panoramic vista from the top is simply breathtaking, providing a stunning perspective of the city. The interior's grandeur and intricate design captivate visitors, making it a must-see for anyone exploring Budapest.

Jacqueline Stephen
2023-12-01 09:56:49 GMT

Gorgeous basilica. Be sure to walk around the exterior to see it in its entirety. There are times posted when it is open for entry. I loved the Chriatmas market here, the basilica makes a beautiful backdrop to the festivities. The vendors were similar to those found at other Christmas markets around the city.

Stephan Wagener
2023-11-28 14:15:39 GMT

For sure, it is one of the most impressive buildings in Budapest and Europe. The outside is beautifully lightened during the night, and the details of its facade can be viewed during the daytime. In December, you'll also have the chance to visit one of Europe's most astonishing Christmas markets here. The inside is also a strong recommendation for all tourists. Usually, prices and waiting times are okay if you're not visiting during prime season.

Coralie Pattenden
2023-10-28 11:30:19 GMT

Such a stunning building. The ticket office is just off to the side. Expect to queue to buy your ticket. We bought the combined ticket which I recommend so you can get the fantastic views from the top. There are lifts to each part but you will have to climb a few stairs regardless. One of the most interesting things was St Stephen's hand kept in a case.

Adrian-Cătălin Manea
2024-02-18 15:01:02 GMT

A beautiful place to visit and took photos on the rooftop.
You need to buy tickets to enter in basilica and go to the rooftop.
You can take the stairs or the elevator to get to the roof.
I recommend to visit this place.

Rahul R
2024-01-02 20:27:27 GMT

The Magnificent St. Stephen’s Basilica in all its glory! The architecture inside is just as impressive as its on the outside.
You can also go to the top for €5 to get some amazing views of the city.

Dimitris Tifoso
2024-01-27 09:50:32 GMT

Very beautiful church. It was very disappointed that promote the church through the social media, cause sometime we heard the priest speaking to the prayers to follow the page on Instagram and Facebook. I'm not Catholic but orthodox, little differences but i suppose this isn't the depth of the religion...
Anyway, you have to pay the full package and go to the rooftop too. Amazing view of the city. Prefer this view and not the Budapest eye.

Christakis Psyllides
2023-12-05 15:39:38 GMT

Well worth the entrance at about €8 truly is a stunning interior.....the full tour is worth it also....recommended. you buy tickets opposite the Basilica next to the market at the Ticket Office so go there first and don't waste your time assuming you can buy tickets at the entrance! Highly recommended.

Joe Macpherson
2023-11-05 07:37:29 GMT

One of the Budapest must visits. Come early as it's very busy here. I suggest getting the rooftop combo package.

A striking basilica from outside, it's a great photo opportunity. Inside is mind blowing. Such beautiful and reverence. A true blessing to the almighty creator.

There are roped off spots for quiet prayer and reflection. Please take your hat off indoors. A group of Chinese tourists unfortunately showed a lack of respect by refusing to do so.

The treasure room is interesting with luxurious and historical relics from previous bishops.

The rooftop had great views on rainy or sunny days. It's worth the extra effort. You can take the lazy elevator or take the stairs like I did.

Combined ticket is 3500HUF or free for teachers

Mike Tirey
2023-11-30 22:30:49 GMT

Just an awesome place to visit. I love the Architecture and details. You must go to the roof for outstanding views of the city. We were in Budapest for the Christmas Markets and went to this.

Teddy Barfield
2023-09-24 08:11:55 GMT

The view from the panoramic terrace is definitely worth the price of admission! You can see the entire city skyline from atop the basilica. I also saw the treasury, which had some very nice art, statues, and various Catholic accoutrements. The basilica itself has some beautiful architecture, finely detailed with statues of many saints and religious figures. I would say that anyone would find this place interesting. If you are a fan of architecture, history, or religion, it's a must-see.

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