St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest’s most beautiful temple, was built in the middle of the nineteenth century in the neoclassical style. Its graceful campanile and dome are visible from afar, and from the observation deck located at a height of 96 meters opens a magnificent view on the Hungarian capital, a truly breathtaking experience.
The splendor of architectural details and the shining golden interior decorations of Basilica of St. Stephen’s are not the only reasons to visit it. The church is functioning, allowing its visitors to witness the impressive masses, followed by organ music and choir singing. In the Basilica with reverence and awe the relics of St. Stephen’s, his right hand, are kept. On the feast day of St. Stephen - August 20 - shrine with the relics is brought out for the religious procession. The temple is as well famous for the largest bell in the country, which surely deserves attention.
Entrance to the Basilica is free. Fees are charged only for visiting the observation deck, where you can climb the stairs or use the special elevator. A visitor should bear in mind that euro is not accepted, so you should have with you some amount of the Hungarian currency - forint.
The information of the visiting hours of the Basilica of St. Stephen and the prices of the tickets are available on the official website http://en.bazilika.biz/tourism/tourism