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St Stephen’s Basilica

Budapest

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.