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Dominating Heroes Square is the Millennium Momument. The monument is comprised of the Corithian column in the center and two curved colonnades to each side.

The Corinthian column is toped with the Arcangel Gabriel who is holding King Istvan's crown and the apostolic cross. At the base of the column are statues of Prince Arpad and six of the conquering Magyar warriors and the stone in front of the column marks the "Tomb of the Unknown Solier"

The two colonnades which are on each side of the column have allegorical compositions at each end. Statues of "great Hungarians" are arranged inside the colonades.

The monument which commerates Hungary's Millennium Celebrations in 1896, was not completed until 1929. It was designed by Gyorgy Zala and Albert Schikedanz.

Address: Hosok tere
Directions: Pest side, near City Park - metro station Hosok tere (M1)
Phone: +36 1 473 2400
Website: http://www.neprajz.hu/

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  • Updated Mar 3, 2008
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