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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  • Worth paying to see inside its very impressive. Ticket cost is 3,200 ft each which is about £7.10 that includes the church, treasury and the view from the dome. There is a lift if you don’t fancy... 
    Worth paying to see inside its very impressive. Ticket cost is 3,200 ft each which is about £7.10 that includes the church, treasury and the view from the dome. There is a lift if you don’t fancy...  more »
  • The fact that this building was designed, and hand constructed, and is so overwhelmingly beautiful, and a testament to the beauty that man is capable of creating. It has the proper amount of... 
    The fact that this building was designed, and hand constructed, and is so overwhelmingly beautiful, and a testament to the beauty that man is capable of creating. It has the proper amount of...  more »
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  • A must see tourist destination, the Basilica is in the centre of Pest, fronted by a huge square surrounded by cafes. The ticket office is off to the side of the Basilica and entry prices are good. Beautifully decorated inside you should ensure your ticket provides access to the rooftop viewing platforms where there are 360 degree views across Budapest from Pest's tallest building. There are lifts to the viewing levels but they are small so you could have a wait on a busy day or take the stairs.
  • This position appealed to me simply because of its central position. There's a lot to see and do in the region. It's a very quiet environment inside. If you are photogenic, you should brave the arduous climb and relax on the terrace while taking in the city views. Don't get me wrong: these views are stunning. In one shot, you can see the Budapest Airport, the Parliament Building, the Hills, and the River.

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