Szent István Basilica is located right in the heart of Budapest in the beautiful Szent István tér. The basilica was completed in 1905 after taking 54 years to build, partly because the dome collapsed in 1868 and construction had to start again. The basilica is named after Szent István, Saint Stephen, who was the first king of Hungary. Together with the Parliament, it is the tallest building in Budapest, symbolising that the earthly and the spiritual must stand equally strong, and it is therefore still not possible to erect buildings taller than these two of Budapest's architectural masterpieces.
Take a trip up the bell tower to see the huge clock weighing a whopping 9 tonnes and enjoy the beautiful view of the city.
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