Statue of St Stephen

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Statue of St Stephen
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The area
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Neighborhood: District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
How to get there
  • Batthyány tér • 8 min walk
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,762 contributions
Cool
Jan 2021
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.
Written February 24, 2021
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Enikő S
Budapest, Hungary9 contributions
History carved in stone
Feb 2021 • Solo
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 the Fisherman's Bastion symbolising the past religion and looks towards the catholic church, the future religion.
Written February 15, 2021
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel29,425 contributions
A fine statue.
Feb 2020
This is a wonderful statue, located near Matthias church and the Fishermen's Bastion, overlooking the Danube river and Pest, with spectacular views.
Written September 13, 2020
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Klara
Riga, Latvia148 contributions
Amazing
Aug 2020 • Family
This statue is really beautiful, with history. But what's more the pictures near it are very Instagram worthy.
Written August 18, 2020
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Hana S
Prague, Czech Republic19 contributions
Interesting piece of history
Jul 2020 • Family
The whole place is architectural jewel, the statue of King Stephen made us research a bit about him, aparently great person of Hungarian history. I admired how even smallest details were perfectly crafted.
Written July 14, 2020
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
The most impressive monument of the first king of Hungary mounted in royal attire on his horse.
Dec 2019
St. Stephen was the Hungarian king who brought Christianity to Hungary.
In the spectacular monument erected in his honor, he is shown in royal attire with a crown on his head and his sword in his hand.
This wonderful monument from 1906, is located in the plaza of the Fisherman's Citadel, which overlooks the stunning views of the Danube and the Eastern bank of Budapest.
Don’t miss visiting this place - A MUST SEE FOR ANY TOURIST VISITING BUDAPEST !!!
Written April 13, 2020
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary581 contributions
Statue of our first King
Feb 2020
This is a must-see attraction if you are near Buda Castle and Halászbástya. The statue is standing in the middle of Szentháromság square so you can't miss it. It is from 1906, the sculptor was Alajos Stróbl. Our first King, St Stephen is wearing the coronation mantle, the crown and he is holding the cross in his hand. The view is fantastic from here, too.
Written March 6, 2020
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SamanthaP
Paris, France2 contributions
amazing
Feb 2020
very nice the view from this spot. we was lucky, the weather was amazing. if you come to Budapest don't miss out this place.
Written March 4, 2020
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,300 contributions
Great statue
Jan 2020
We saw the statue as we walked from the church to Halaszbastya. It was in the evening and we thought it would have been lit up a bit more then it was, but you could still see it and it was pretty impressive and grand.
Written February 20, 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Equestrain statue of Hungary's first king
May 2019
The southern bastion court of Halászbástya contains a statue of King Stephen I (first king of Hungary, ruled 1001–1038). The statue, depicting the king mounted on horseback in royal regalia, is by sculptor Alajos Stróbl, and was unveiled in 1906. The statue is in the geometric center of the court surrounded by a circular parapet railing. The statue plinth is decorated with reliefs commemorating King Stephen's coronation, introduction of legislative acts, a depiction of Vienna and the Austria-Hungary dualism, and the Halaszbastya bastion construction, where the bearded Schulek (master architect) kneels and presents a model to King Stephen. Above this, six solid, ornate columns support the bronze equestrian statue of the king. The statue of St Stephen is accessible at all ties with no entry fee.
Written February 20, 2020
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