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St Stephen's Basilica

The St. Stephen's Basilica, also known as the Szent István-bazilika, is the largest place of worship in all of Hungary. The basilica was given its current name in honor of Stephen, the first monarch of the Hungarian kingdom. Within its walls is the right hand of the great king who ruled the Kingdom of Hungary more than a thousand years ago. 

Due to the enormous dome atop the church, it is possible to see the structure from virtually any high-rise building in Budapest. The Neoclassical structure was built in 1905, and both the interior and outside of this architectural marvel are a delight to investigate. The view from atop the cupola is really breathtaking and encompasses the entire city in all directions. 

The visit to the basilica does not cost anything, although a donation is always appreciated! On weekdays, between the hours of 9:00 and 17:00, the building is available for any and all visitors; on weekends, however, it is only open until 13:00. The St. Stephen's Basilica is open from 13:00 to 17:00 local time on Sundays. Even better news for people who enjoy music is that the basilica frequently hosts performances in its auditorium. For the most up-to-date information, be sure to check out the official website. 

It is important to keep in mind that the St. Stephen's Basilica will be in close proximity to you during your tour of Budapest. Just get off the Green Route Bus at stop 1 or stop 21 and you're good to go. From either stop, the basilica may be reached in a few minutes on foot; alternatively, if you prefer strolling, you should look into Hop On Hop Off Budapest's Walking Tours.

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