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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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  • Want to know first who was Saint Stephen (István) for the Magyars. The Magyar nation was founded when seven different tribes, near the year 900 ad, reached an understanding, under the baton of King Stephen, Catholic, considered the founder of the nation. This King was considered holy and hence be Saint Stephen. This is a tribute to this King, considered holy, in Buda.
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  • I can best understand that Hungarians after centuries still proud of their King/Saint but something is wasted on me and this statue is pompous and exaggerated.
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  • This statue is located in the part of Buddha and the Church side and in front of the fishermen's Bastion. It is not essential, but you find yourself in the middle of the party more interesting.
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