"Budapest?s Heroes? Square" Heroes' Square - Hosok Tere Tip by miman

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

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Budapest?s Heroes? Square stands in honor and memory of the great leaders in Hungary?s history and is one of the most-visited attractions in Budapest, both by visitors and locals. The centerpiece of the square is the Millennium Monument, built in 1896 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar conquest. Inside the niches of the two semi-circles that make up the monument you?ll find statues of famous men of Hungarian history, including kings, governors, and others held in high regard like King Stephen I, who brought Christianity to the country. Atop the Millennium Monument, Heroes' Square, Budapestsemi-circles are the symbols of War and Peace, Work and Welfare, and Knowledge and Glory. Around the base of the monument are a number of equestrian statues honoring Arpad and the seven chieftains of the Hungarian tribe, who settled their people in the area now known as Hungary. Soaring above the monument, you?ll see the Millennial Column, standing 118-feet-tall and topped with a statue of the Archangel Gabriel, meant to be a symbol of the Millennial Column, Heroes' Square, BudapestRoman Catholic Church.

Address: Hosok tere
Directions: Pest side, near City Park - metro station Hosok tere (M1). Flanked by the Palace of Fine Arts and the Exhibition Hall and situated at the entrance to beautiful City Park.
Phone: 3613224098

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  • Updated Mar 21, 2007
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