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Statue of St Stephen, Budapest

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Statue of St Stephen represents the first king of Hungary seated on a destrier, wearing the Hungarian crown and the coronation mantle. King Stephen I united the Magyar tribes and established Christianity in the country at the beginning of the 11th century. The bronze equestrian statue from 1906 stands on a high stone pedestal, which is adorned with reliefs illustrating scenes from the king's life. Notice the ornate saddlecloth and four figures of lions guarding the king. The area around the statue offers impressive views of Pest on the other side of the river. To visit Statue of St Stephen and get the most from your holiday in Budapest, create itinerary details personal to you using our Budapest tour planner.
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  • This statue is situated and is a significant presence while visiting the Fishermans Bastion area of Buda. It presents a great photo opportunity. I wish there was a plaque in English that provides info...  more »
  • Any visit to Fisherman Bastion and the church will bring you a sight of the Statue of St. Stephen. It stands proudly in the middle of the street. It's a lovely statue, like the majority of statues in ...  more »
  • This is a typical statue. It is quite massive and impressive, but there really is not much that can be said about it. We saw it on our tour, but would not have made a special effort to see it.  more »