Statue of King Saint Steven

Statue of King Saint Steven

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Neighborhood: Gellért Hill
If you want to treat your camera to some amazing scenery, Gellért Hill is a must on your itinerary. A funicular journey from the Chain Bridge along the hillsides provides a fast connection between Buda and Pest, hoisting visitors to panoramic vistas. Once on top of the hill, you’ll find the Citadel dominate the landscape with its imposing 19th century construction, a site that’s hard to keep your eyes on without being distracted by the phenomenal view over the Danube and the eight bridges crossing. Once on Gellért Hill however, one mustn’t miss the famous Gellért Baths. Budapest is renown for its thermal waters and its baths, and the Gellért Baths are housed in an impressive art nouveau structure. Its interior design, with its many mosaics, recalls the preceding relationships the city has had with healing springs and saunas, traditionally used within this neighborhood since the Ottoman Empire.
How to get there
  • Szent Gellért tér • 4 min walk
  • Fővám tér • 6 min walk
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Oct 2019
A statue of King Saint Steven is on the southeast side of Gellért Hill, just outside the entrance to Gellért Hill Church. King Stephen I was the first king of Hungary from 1001–1038. He invited abbot (later Bishop) Gellért to help convert the Hungarians to Christianity. The stylized stone statue (2001, by Pál Kő), depicts the king standing beside his horse holding a model of a Romanesque church in his hands. Both the king and the horse are dressed in medieval style, and look a bit sad. The statue plinth is sculpted into round columns, with the inscription "Szent István Király" (St. Stephen King). A small terrace offers panoramic views of Liberty bridge, the Danube river, and southern Pest.
Written March 13, 2020
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Karyn W
Kansas City, MO1,485 contributions
Jun 2019
I liked this statue of the King Saint Steven standing by a horse. I think it's made of stone and though he is wearing a crown he doesn't seem overly regal, but almost approachable, were he alive. I liked this statue where he is holding a castle or home like a protector.
Written April 21, 2020
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,413 contributions
Nov 2019
As you start walking up Gellert Hill you will come across this statue, it makes for a pleasant view point across the river and the Liberty Bridge
Written November 25, 2019
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,650 contributions
Sep 2019
King Stefan, becoming a saint, christened the tribes of Huns who settled in 896 in the Pannonian Plain. The location of the statue at the base of the Gellert Hill has logic because the hill was named after the name of the priest who helped Stefan to christen the Hungarians. One picture, two are enough and then continue the journey.
Written September 19, 2019
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Dysproz
Warsaw, Poland96 contributions
Jun 2022
Pretty nice statue. You are lucky if you can get a photo of it, because it's very crowded and full of people trying to rip your money off.
Written June 14, 2022
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westy54
Sydney, Australia8,104 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
This impressive stone statue of King Saint Stephen appears to me to show him in a medieval style standing in front of his horse holding a model of a church. The saddle on the horse and St Stephen's clothing are richly decorated.

The statue is located near the bottom of Gellert Hill not far from the entrance to the Rock Church and near to the Liberty Bridge.

Worth a look if you are visiting the Rock Church.
Written December 6, 2018
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