About St Stephen’s Basilica
St. Stephen’s Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) is Budapest’s largest church.
Begun in 1851 and completed in 1905, St. Stephen’s Basilica was consecrated in the name of the canonised King, Stephen I of Hungary (reign 1001-1038). One of the king’s relics, his right hand – known as the Holy Right and symbolic of his incorruptibility – is housed within the church.
The tower of St. Stephen’s Basilica is also a good place from which to enjoy views of the city.
The Hungarian National Museum is a museum of history, archaeology and art in Budapest.
Matthias Church is an ornate medieval structure which has been the site of royal weddings and coronations.
The Hungarian Parliament Buildings are some of the oldest in Europe and were built in the nineteenth century in a dramatic Gothic Revival style.
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