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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  • August 17, 2017
    A beautiful statue that you can not help but admire if you give a stroll by the fishermen's Bastion. It is worth to take time to see all the details.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Located on Castle Hill between Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion, a bronzed St Stephen stands high on a stone base looking down from his horse to the square below. St Stephen was the first king ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    There are lots of statues in Budapest. It was good to see one that had a name I recognized and could appreciate the history behind it.  more »

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