St Stephens BasilicaCurrently Closed
- Address: Budapest, Szent István tér 1, 1051 Hungary
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +36-13110839
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
St Stephen’s Basilica, also known as Szent Istvan Bazilika is locally considered to be the most important church in the city of Budapest. It has a very high historical value. The Basilica is named after Stephen I, the first King of Hungary. His hand is said to be housed inside the reliquary. This church started as the sixth largest church in Hungary and this was recorded before the year 1920. Today, it is the third highest church in Hungary and is considered to be one of the most important tourist attractions in the city. The most striking fact about this building is that it stands almost at an equal height to the Parliament Building, making it one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest. Ever since its inception, the musical community has owed a lot to the St Stephen Basilica for encouraging the particular art form. It also houses the great St Stephen Bell and is a complete delight for any music lover to visit and witness the best of Hungarian Organ players enrich the musical history of the Basilica.
The St. Stephens Basilica of Budapest is one of the most astonishing architectural attractions in Hungary. Being a church, there are no tickets for St. Stephens Basilica. However, if you wish to understand the architectural importance of this place, you can book tickets for St. Stephens Basilica tours with us and have an enlightening session. St. Stephens Basilica ticket prices come along in all range. As you book St. Stephens Basilica Tickets with us, you get an entry into the world of history and wonder.
- Timings are subjected to change. Call up the information center to clarify the exact opening hours before visiting the church.
- Donation of 200 HUF/1€ is accepted.
- Be decently dressed while visiting the church.
- Maintain tranquility within the church.
- Free entry
- For Mass timings: check the official website.
- Nearest bus stop: Szent István Bazilika (by bus no. – 9, 914, 914A, 931, 950, 950A)
- Nearest subway station: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út&Arany János utca
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77.34% of people who visit Budapest include St Stephens Basilica in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
52.1% of people start their St Stephens Basilica visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see St Stephens Basilica
76.01% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting St Stephens Basilica
Turn the corner, there it is. A grand and imposing basilica that is worth making the trip to see. Stunning interior. Oh, and just outside are the Christmas markets. (Please note, this does not apply if you're reading this in June. Or October. Or actually any month other than late November or December)
By far one of the most beautiful churches we have visited. People were very respectful, which is always a big plus in a well visited church. I’d say it’s a must-see for any architecture, history or religion buff. Lovely Christmas market right out front! Mulled wine FTW
Absolutely beautiful. Entry is free. Opens between 9 and 10 in the morning. We went as it opened which was nice as there were not many tourists yet. The architecture is breathtaking and the place is well maintained. There is a small curio shop at the entrance managed by a fairly grumpy lady. However the prices were reasonable and I ended up buying a beautiful Byzantine Icon. Definitely cool place to visit in Budapest.
There are amazing views from the top across Budapest. It costs 400HUF if you are a student. The price is the same whether you take the lift or stairs. There are 304 stairs on the way up that are well worth walking. There is also a small lift that is relatively fast. Once at the top of the building you can walk around and see different sides of Budapest. I would definitely recommend this for tourists.
This is one of the most stunning buildings I’ve ever seen. The architecture is just truly amazing !! The entry is cheap and it is somewhat crowded. And you definitely have to visit the top, the view you will get is great. This visit will definitely worth it !!