St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest
Planning to visit St. Stephen’s Basilica? See our information below!
St Stephen’s Basilica is the largest church in Budapest. The dome of St Stephen’s Basilica is almost 100 metres high and is the tallest building in Budapest. Stephen’s Basilica was given this name in memory of Stephen I of Hungary, the country’s first king. The temple houses the Holy Right Hand of Stephen, one of Hungary’s holiest relics.
Entry to the basilica is free, but a donation of HUF 200 is recommended at the door. Occasionally, concerts are also held inside the basilica. Tickets for St Stephen’s Basilica can be bought on the right side of the church. Buy a combi ticket so that you can also visit the dome. The dome can be reached by stairs and gives you a great view of the city to enjoy. The domes inside might remind you a bit of Vatican City in Rome.
St. Stephen’s Basilica is open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM. On Saturdays it stays open from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM, while on Sundays from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM.
Tips and Tricks!
Here are a few tips you should know before visiting St. Stephen’s Basilica!
- Entrance is free, but a small contribution is appreciated. If you want to enter the dome, you do have to pay an entrance fee, about € 2,00 per adult.
- There is an organ concert every Monday that you can attend. Concerts start at 05:00 PM (in October at 07:00 PM) and last 45 minutes.
- The square opposite the basilica is filled with small restaurants for morning coffee.
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