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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  • Visit the surrounding area of the church and the castle. Nice statue. You can see that it is preserved in good condition.
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  • The entire Fishermen's Bastion area is breathtaking and especially its many views across the Danube River. This Equestrian Statue of Saint Stephen, first Christian King of Hungary is a must see!  more »
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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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