St Stephen Statue, Budapest

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    Equestrian statue of Saint Stephen.
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    Equestrian statue of Saint Stephen.
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    The statue is in the lower right corner
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    Statue of St Stephen

    by MalenaN Written Mar 20, 2006

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    Stephen I was the first king in Hungary. He united the Magyar tribes and established Christianity in the country. Stephen I died in 1038 and less than 50 years later he was canonised.

    The statue in the photo stands just in front of Fishermen’s Bastion. It is a bronze statue made by Alajos Stobl in 1906. Stephen is sitting on a horse, wearing the Hungarian crown and the coronation mantle.

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    Buda - The statue to St. Stephen

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 14, 2004

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    The statue to St. Stephen

    Near the Matthias Church, the arcades of the Fishermen's Bastion are a spectacular background for the large equestrian bronze statue of St. Stephen, which stands on the site of the old fish market. It was created by Alajos Strobl, the pedestal reliefs are the work of Frigyes Schulek.

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    Equestrian statue of Saint Stephen.

    by breughel Written Jan 5, 2014

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    You can't miss this bronze statue from 1906 next of the St Mathias church and in front of the Fisherman's Bastion.
    Stephen I was the first coronated King of Hungary in 1000 - 1001. It is unknown if the coronation happened end December 1000 of begin January 1001. During his long reign till 1038 he achieved the establishment of a Christian state. This did not prevent him making war when needed.
    After his death there was a long period of anarchy during which emerged a legendary story of the Christian king who turned into the cult of Saint Etienne. He was canonized in 1083 and his cult spread widely outside Hungary. He is the patron saint of the basilica in Pest where his right hand is preserved as a relic.

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    A statue of King St. Stephen

    by pili Updated Jun 12, 2004

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    A statue of King St. Stephen

    The bronze statue of King St. Stephen mounted on a horse can be seen between the bastion and the church. It was erected in 1906.-

    La estatua de bronce del Rey San Esteban, montado en un caballo puede ser vista entre el bastión y la iglesia Matías. Fue erigida en 1906

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    Buda - the statue of St. Stephen

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 14, 2004

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    St.Stephen's statue

    Take a closer look at the bronze statue of St. Stephen's, which is one of the most beautiful among many others Budapest's statues.

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    St. Stephan's statue

    by Raimix Updated Mar 4, 2011

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    This bronze statue was created by Alajos Strobl. The place where the statue stands was an old fish market long time ago. It is very popular statue to take pictures in Budapest.

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