St Stephen's Basilica - Budapest

Szent István Bazilika is a Roman Catholic church dedicated to St Stephen, the first King of Hungary who ruled from 997-1038, who's mummified 'incorruptible' right hand can be found in the reliquary. The church is built in Neoclassical style, and took over 54 years to be built, because part way through construction the dome collapsed and the entire church had to be rebuilt, before being finished and inaugurated in 1905. At 96m tall it is the tallest building in the city, along with the parliament buildings to reflect the equal power of the government and God. To this day no building is permitted to be taller than 96m. The façade is anchored by two large bell towers. In the southern tower is Hungary's biggest bell, weighing over 9 tonnes. You can access the dome by taking the lift or by climbing 364 stairs for a stunning panoramic view overlooking Budapest.

Opening

Open daily 9am-7pm


Address : Szent Istaván tér 1054 Budapest Hungary

Subway : Line: M1. Stop: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út M

Bus : Bus Lines: 15, 115. Stop: Hercegprímás utca

Phone : +36 1 311 0839

Fax : +36 1 338-2151

Web : http://www.basilica.hu

Email : [email protected]

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