At a height of 96 metres, St. Stephen’s Basilica is the third tallest building in Hungary. It took more than fifty years to build and plays host to Hungary’s biggest church bell.
Besides the impressive Neo-Classical structure itself, the building contains many surprises. You can see Sisi’s (Empress Elisabeth of Austria’s) own handmade embroidery, as well as József Mindszenty’s (Prince Primate, Archbishop of Esztergom) entire heritage.
Back in 2014, a similarly impressive building feat was accomplished right in front of the basilica. An incredible 34.76m Lego tower was erected, using over 450,000 blocks.
If that isn’t enough, you can add to your experience by climbing to the top of the building and do what our brilliant photographer, Zoltán Pelle did.
Enjoy the breath-taking view of Budapest and send us your best photographs.
The St Stephen's Basilica is the most important church building in Hungary, one of the most significant tourist attractions and the third highest church in Hungary.
Most of the parts of Evita (1996), the Golden Globe-winning musical drama, starring Madonna was set in front of the St. Stephen basilica
Photo: Zoltán Pelle