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"Equestrian statue of King Istvan" Castle District - Castle Hill Tip by GentleSpirit

Castle District - Castle Hill, Budapest: 53 reviews and 137 photos

  St Stephen (Szent Istvan)
by GentleSpirit

Istvan was King of the Hungarians from 1000-1038. He established Christianity in Hungary and is generally recognized as the first king of Hungary. During his reign towns and cities were expected to build churches, foreign priests were invited to help with Christianizing. He further consolidated Hungarian (Magyar) rule over the Carpathian Basin. By means of war and adroit diplomacy, Istvan extended Hungarian influence significantly.

His feast day (since he is a Saint) is August 20, which is a national holiday in Hungary.

Address: Castle District (Varhegy) in Buda
Directions: It can be reached by the Castle bus (Varbusz) from Moszkva ter.

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  • Updated Feb 2, 2013
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