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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  • Fantastic area, a good selection of museums, the Hapsburg military is worth the visit. Best to visit before midday, too many tour buses. Good selection of eateries but not cheap 
    Fantastic area, a good selection of museums, the Hapsburg military is worth the visit. Best to visit before midday, too many tour buses. Good selection of eateries but not cheap  more »
  • 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. 
    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 »
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  • The statue of Stephen I, also known as King Saint Stephen who was the first King of Hungary from 1000 or 1001, until his death in 1038 riding on a horse is a must see while visiting Budapest. Stephen was the first member of his family to become a devout Christian. He was crowned on 25 December 1000 or 1 January 1001 with a crown sent by Pope Sylvester II. This magnificent statue by the Matthew Church deserves a visit to admire its elaborate details. The view of the City of Budapest and the Danube River from the surrounding of the statue is fantastic.
  • 🗿 Cool statue of St. Stephen. You can find a lot of girls taking pictures there. 😎

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