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Heroes Square

Listed under Squares, Streets & Urban Spaces in Budapest, Hungary.

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Hungary is an old, old country, so naturally has plenty of historical heroes to celebrate. This square is just one of the places where they’re remembered and lauded and is populated by stone and bronze representatives from the seven tribes who helped found Hungary in the 9th Century, St. Stephen the first King of Hungary and his fellow rulers, János Hunyadi, István Bocskay and Imre Thököly - military heroes - and Lajos Kossuth, a Hungarian President and freedom fighter.

The central focus of the square is the Millennium Monument – incorrectly thought by some to be a tomb, it’s dedicated “To the memory of the heroes who gave their lives for the freedom of our people and out national independence”. Behind the monument is a column topped by a statue of archangel Gabriel who’s holding the crown of St. Stephen. Two important buildings flank the square, the Museum of Fine Arts on the left and the Palace of Art on the right. Of the other two buildings over looking the square, one is a residential; the other is the Serbian Embassy.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

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“Heroes Square is the cradle of Hungarian history”

Heroes Square is the cradle of Hungarian history. A semicircle colonnade encompasses the most significant statues of Hungarian kings and heroes symmetrically organized on tall stone columns. The outstanding column in the middle of the square has Archange… Read more...

Written by  Agnes.

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Risk your life...

The square is in the middle of a large round-about, crossings are few and far between, and the cars dont slow down for sightseers!

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