Statues - Hither & Thither

Hungary
Székesfehérvár
Fejér megye

Arany János utca 9 (II. János Pál pápa tér)
(Szent István király Bazilika)

Szent István Székesegyház épületszobra

Statues on Saint Stephen's Cathedral

Huber János & Antal Károly
1778 (1967)

Székesfehérvár /  Szent István Székesegyház épületszobra   Székesfehérvár /  Szent István Székesegyház épületszobra

Description

On the balustrade between the towers are three stone statues. From left to right:

Székesfehérvár - Szent István Székesegyház épületszobra
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Székesfehérvár - Szent István Székesegyház épületszobra
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Székesfehérvár - Szent István Székesegyház épületszobra
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  1. Szent István - Saint Stephen I of Hungary (Esztergom 967-75 - Esztergom or Székesfehérvár 1038), Grand Prince of the Hungarians (997-1000) and the first King of Hungary (1000-1038) (Wikipedia).
  2. Szent László - Saint Ladislaus I (Poland c. 1045 - Nitra 1095), King of Hungary (1077-1095) (Wikipedia).
  3. Szent Imre - Saint Emeric (Székesfehérvár c. 1007 - 1031), son of King St. Stephen I of Hungary (Wikipedia).

Annotation

The church is built in 1759-1778 by architect Grábner Márton. The 1778 statue of Saint Stephen was damaged in World War II and in 1967 replaced by a new statue by Antal. The two other statues were restored in 1999.

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Location (N 47°11'25" - E 18°24'35")

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