The Halászbástya ( Fishermen's Bastion ) raised and designed
by Frigyes Schulek in 1902. It's a neo-Romanesque group of ramparts and
turrets reminiscent of a fairy-tale castle. The origin of its name is linked
to the fishermen's guild that actively participated in the town 's defence
from the original ramparts. This grouping was built for the city's Millenary
celebrations in 1896. The seven towers symbolise the seven Magyar ( Hungarian
) tribes, each chief being represented by a statue.
The statue of St. Stephen, a bronze work by Alajos Stróbl, stands regally before the Fishermen's Bastion. Stephen I. the first king of Hungary, is represented on his practing horse, wearing the mantle of his coronation and the Holy Crown and holding the double apostolis cross that symbolises the country's conversation to Christianity. The halo around his head alludes to his canonization in 1083. The imposing neo-Romanesqe pedestal ( by Frigyes Schulek ) is a beautiful example of carved limestone. The bas-reliefs depict important scenes of his reign. You will also notice that on each side are the symbols for each of the four Evangelists: a man or angel for Mattthew, a bull for Luke, an eagle for John, a lion for Mark.
Square: Szentháromság tér
GPS: N47 30.118 E19 02.085