"The Millenary Monument" Millennium Monument Tip by belgrade03

Millennium Monument, Budapest: 19 reviews and 47 photos

  Heroes square
by belgrade03

Andrassy street leads from the Inner City to one of Budapest?s finest open spaces, called Hosok ter (Heroes? square). There is an 85 m semicircular open colonnade divide into 2 parts in the center of the square. This spot is dedicated to the thousandth anniversary of Hungary?s independence. At its centre, there is a 36 m column with a winged Archangel Gabriel on top, holding the Cross of Lorraine in one hand and the crown of Hungary in the other. At the pedestal, there is an equestrian group of 7 chiefs of Hungarian tribes who conquered the the country with Prince Arpad in the middle. The semicircular colonnades contain the statues of 7 sovereigns on each side with bronze reliefs below them showing scenes from their lives. There is a stone tablet in front of the main column with the incription: ?In commemoration of the heroes who sacrificed their lives for national freedom and independence?.

Address: Hõsök tere
Directions: Pest side, near Central Park,
Andrassy street

Phone: 1 4732400
Website: http://www.neprajz.hu/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 9, 2003
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