Here is a little virtual tour of the Basilica from ground level up to the rooftop.
Left, The large public square outside the Basilica looking down towards the Danube, excellent for a spot of people watching!
Middle, The enormous main door into the Basilica, glad this was open for us - looks a bit heavy to push.
Right, The Basilica at dusk, the bells can be heard ringing throughout the day - there seems to be some sort of life going on around it 24/7.
The phenomenal main dome in the centre of the Basilica. The amount of gold on show is very different from the much plainer look in British cathedrals.
We braved the 300+ step climb to the top of the dome, enjoying the structure of the building on the way. Our thighs enjoyed it a little less...but it was worth it for the fantastic views across Budapest.