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Anonymus Statue, Budapest: 11 reviews and 13 photos

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Budapest is undoubtly one of the world`s richest city in statues. It`s almost impossible to select the best. But for me maybe this statue is surely the "Non plus ultra":) The sitting statue represents the notary of the great king, Béla the 3rd. (1172-1196). He is the autor of the book called "Gesta Hungarorum" in wich he summarize the history of Hungary. Thank to this insestimably important historical document, we know lot of things about the conquest of Hungary and the first centuries of the Arpadian house. However, as since he didn`t sign his book, we don`t know exactly his name (or we do?-some say that he hided his name as an anagramma in his book). This is one of the 10 sculptures, given to Budapest, as a gift of the "Kaiser", Franz Josef.
The statue was made by Miklós Ligeti (1903). It`s so mysterious that we cannot see his face. I find it a genial idea!

Address: 1146 Budapest, Városliget (City Park)
Directions: In City Park (Varosliget), in the middle of the lake (behind Heroes' Square), access by Millennium Underground Rwy (M1) and buses 4, 4express, 20express, 30: get off at Hosok tere.
Phone: (+36) 1 343 31 98

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 30, 2008
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