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 on your trip to Budapest, use our Budapest online attractions planner .
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  • On the afternoon that we visited the Fisherman’s Bastion, the vast plaza around the church was very crowded with many tour groups visiting at the same time as us. As there were so many tourists presen...  more »
  • Beautiful statue of Saint St Stefaan. Together with Trinity Square, Trinity Colomn, the Matthias church and the Fisherman's bastion, makes a very beautiful and photogenic whole. Here you can continue to take beautiful fofos.
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  • Excellent statue of St. Stephen, who was a Hungarian king. It is next to Fisherman's bastion. Very nice work of the sculptor.
  • Great statue of the first King of Hungary mounted on a horse, ruling around 1000-1038 AD. The pedestal is futures episodes of King's life. It is a great spot for overview of Matthias Church as welk as panoramic view of Budapest, especially at night.
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