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"A wander around Heroes' Square" Heroes' Square - Hosok Tere Tip by vichatherly

Heroes' Square - Hosok Tere, Budapest: 116 reviews and 242 photos

We took a stroll around Heroes' Square on a bright sunny morning. The stautes their are quitr spectacular. A good spot to start any good waking tour of Budapest.

The Square was built in 1896 to celebrate the millennium of the Hungarian conquest of the Carparthian Basin. It is a vast and grandiose symbol of 19th-century Hungarian nationalism.

An imposing 36-metre high column which supports the winged figure of the Archangel Gabriel (György Zala 1896) is encircled on its pedestal by statues of the seven conquering Magyar tribal chiefs on horseback. Behind, are two semi-circular colonnades housing the statues of the most famous rulers in Hungarian history.

The stone tablet in front of the main column, which on ceremonial occasions is guarded by soldiers, commemorates those who died for national freedom and independence. The square is flanked on either side by the Szépmüvészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts) and the Múcsarnok (Palace of Art

Address: Hosok tere
Directions: Pest side, near City Park - metro station Hosok tere (M1)
Phone: 3613224098

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  • Written Oct 5, 2005
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