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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  • Difficult to miss. It stands in the square in front of the Mathias church and the Fisherman’s Bastion honoring the first Hungarian king. A quick photo will do.  more »
  • Visiting Buda you can find in the old quarter of the castle the Matthias Church, the Fisherman's Bridge and in the square the majestic statue of St. Stephen.
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  • Best part for me is to watch the Budapest at night from this place. My suggestion is to go here after 5 evening. U can get the panoramic view of the whole city in lights.!!
  • St. Stephen I was the last Grand Prince of the Hungarians from 997 to 1000 and this statue that represents him is simply majestic.
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