Heroes' Square

Heroes' Square

This square is located between the Városliget Municipal Gardens and Andrássy Avenue, and the main landmark of the square, the Millennium Monument, is facing it. In Hungarian, the square is called Hősök tere.

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The Millennium Monument and a bit of history

The central landmark of the square is the Millennium Monument. This monument was created in 1929 to celebrate the thousandth anniversary of the arrival of Hungarian tribes in the Carpathian Basin in 896.

In the centre of the monument stands a 36-metre-high column on top of which sits the Archangel Gabriel. On the base of the column are 7 equestrian statues depicting Hungarian princes. On either side of the column is a colonnade made up of two quarter-circular wings, on the base of which are 14 statues of important figures in Hungarian history: 8 prominent Hungarian kings and 5 leaders of the anti-Habsburg uprisings.

Attractions in the surroundings

The surroundings of Heroes' Square are also full of interesting places, such as the monumental Museum of Fine Arts, the House of Arts, the famous Széchenyi Baths and the Budapest Zoo.

Heroes' Square is also the gateway from the city centre to the popular Városliget Park, where, in addition to the natural spots, you can visit places such as Vajdahunyad Castle.

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