Statue of St Stephen, Budapest

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • It is a really impressive statue next to the Fishermen's Bastion. It was erected in 1906. On the side depict the outstanding moments of his reign: his coronation, legislation and church building.  more »
  • This statue stands on top of Castle Hill near the Fisherman's Bastion dignifiedly. The first king of Hungary lays his eyes on Matthias. Symbolism hides in the position, as the kings looks away from...  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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