St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, Hungary

Hungary, Budapest

The Basilica of St. Stephen is a Roman Catholic church in Budapest, Hungary.

The church was built in 1851–1906, in the style of the Neo-Renaissance by the Hungarian architect Josef Hild (1789–1867).

In 1931, Pope Pius XI (1857–1939) awards the church the title “basilica minor”.

With a width of 55 metres (180 ft), length of 87.4 metres (287 ft), and height of 96 metres (315 ft), this is the highest church in Budapest and the third highest church building in present-day Hungary.

Opening hours:
9:00am to 5:00pm

9:00am to 1:00pm

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Prices are per person, local currency:
1.600HUF for an adult:
(without going up the cupola: 1.100HUF)

1.200HUF for pensioners and students
(without going up the cupola: 900HUF)

guided tour in English, and French (prior request is necessary): 2.000HUF
(without visiting the cupola: 1.500HUF).

Szent István tér 1, 1051, Hungary, Budapest

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  1. I have been to Budapest and I visited this church. I had no idea it was the tallest in Hungary!

  2. Wow St Stephen's Basilica looks so beautiful. I haven't yet been to Budapest, but will now know what to look for when I do visit. I love these old churches we have in Europe!

  3. The architecture of the Basilica of St. Stephen is astounding! I can see why it took over 50 years to build in the time. It must be something to be that detailed and the highest in Budapest. Thank-you for sharing, I would bever have a clue of such beauty with out you and others like you.

  4. I saw so many domes like this when I was in Europe. They are all so beautiful and a marvel.

  5. This is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!! I love every detail of it.

  6. I been to Budapest few years ago during my eastern Europe trip. Seen the Basilica of St. Stephen and felt it totally stunning architecture, especially the colorful window glass. I also love the dome at the top which are painted with intricate pictures. Thanks for including the youtube, it helps me to remember again fond memory of my Budapest trip.

  7. We just came back from Budapest, but unfortunately didnt have enough time to see this amazing Basilica. We certainly need to come back now!

  8. The dome of this Basilica looks amazing. I can't wait to see this in person when I do make it to Budapest. I'm certain the pictures don't do it justice!

  9. Goodness, Budapest is oh so beautiful. how I wish to go there someday. the details on the architecture is phenomenal.

  10. Budapest looks absolutely stunning indeed, the architecture looks like it would be awe-inspiring to see in real life.

  11. I never really thought about going to Hungary before, it looks beautiful though. May need to add it to my want to do list.

  12. What a beautiful building and amazing architecture! Thank you for sharing your experiences in hungry and the lovely photographs.

  13. I went to Budapest once with a colleague. Unfortunately we only saw most of the monuments and churches from the outside. I hope to go back there soon.

  14. Looks like a gorgeous place to visit! Would love to go to Hungary!

  15. Ah! Budapest is on my list of places to go. And that ceiling is so amazing and detailed. What a lovely city!

  16. Actually, I am planning a trip to Budapest... :) thanks for this.