St. Stephen’s Basilica, Budapest

On the afternoon portion of our bike tour Budapest, we arrived at the St. Stephen’s Basilica named for the first king of Hungary and his right hand is a relic here. Of course, mass was going on (mass is always going on in these wonderful Catholic countries). So, we quietly explored while our tour guide watched the bikes. We were supposed to be just 5-10 minutes but … well, you know what traveling with Mr. Man is like – you gotta be prepared for anything.

We saw that there were people at the top of the church – way up high, and we wanted to go there. You had to buy a ticket for the elevator, so instead, we took the winding narrow spiral stairs. LOTS of them. Layers and layers of stairs. But we finally popped out on the top and the views were incredible!

st stephens basilica budapest

st stephens basilica budapest

st stephens basilica budapest

These are the prettier stairs … all the way down.

st stephens basilica budapest

After a long while of climbing, the stairs got less pretty, more functional but still very safe.

st stephens basilica budapest

Then the views across Budapest!

st stephens basilica budapest

Somewhere down there our guide is wondering where the hell are we?

st stephens basilica budapest

st stephens basilica budapest

More to come …

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