One day tour of Heroes’ Square.

One day tour of Heroes’ Square - iconic symbol of the city

Coming to Budapest, you cannot miss the bustling and crowded square of the city here: Heroes Square is one of the main squares in Budapest. It is located on Andrássy Avenue and its statues commemorate the leaders of the seven Hungarian tribes that founded the country.

When to visit Heroes' Square?

Hero Square is the most ideal place for tourists to visit in the evening with its beautiful scenery and sparkling lights. But if you don't have enough time for a sunset outing, we recommend visiting in the morning and then going to City Park (Városliget), one of Budapest's most famous parks. Saturdays and Sundays in spring or summer are suitable times for many families and tourists to organize picnics rest in shady areas and admire the beautiful architecture of this place.

History of the Heroes' Square

Heroes Square is located in Budapest, Hősök tere, 1146 Hungary. Since being recognized as a World Heritage Site in 2002, the city has attracted numerous tourists from around the world to visit its historical beauty and become one of the city's most important avenues.

The most emblematic building in Heroes' Square is the Museum of Fine Arts, one of the best museums in Budapest.

Heroes Square is a place many people choose as the starting point for their sightseeing journey. The reason is because it is located next to many famous buildings such as City Park (Városliget), Museum of Fine Arts, Palace of Arts...

After exploring Heroes Square, visitors can rest at Városliget Park.

To fully enjoy the beauty of the Monument on Heroes' Square, you should learn about the history and politics of Hungary.

History of the Heroes' Square

Heroes Square has always been the venue for typical Hungarian events. It is where the burial of the famous politician Imre Nagy took place in 1989. The square is surrounded by two significant buildings:

  • The Museum of Fine Arts on the left
  • The Hall of Art on the right

Andrássy Avenue, which faces the square, includes:

  • A residential building
  • The Serbian embassy (formerly the Yugoslavian embassy, where Imre Nagy sought sanctuary in 1956)

The Millennium Monument, constructed in 1896, is a prominent feature of Heroes' Square and a famous landmark of Budapest. The monument commemorates the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin and the establishment of the Hungarian state in 896. It's part of a larger construction project that included the expansion and renovation of Andrássy Avenue.

In 1900, the final step of construction was completed, and the square's name was officially confirmed. In 1906, four works with allegories, relics, and historical texts were added, and the surrounding museums on both sides were inaugurated.

The most prominent sculptures on the square

Albert Schickedanz, a talented designer, built the Millennium Monument in 1894, which is the most prominent feature of the square. You'll see the stele in front of the column, with the words "To commemorate the heroes."

The square has played an important part in contemporary Hungarian history and has been a host to many political events, such as the reburial of Imre Nagy in 1989. György Zala, a Lendava sculptor, created most sculptures, one by György Vastagh. Budapest has 3 additional 'Heroes' Squares in Soroksár, Békásmegyer, and Rákosliget.

At the base of the column are 7 statues of 7 tribal leaders of Hungary, led by Árpád (center position).

Behind are two rows of columns forming a semicircular fence, with statues of famous Hungarian celebrities. Members of Habsburg dynasty: Ferdinand 1, Franz Joseph, Charles 3, Maria Theresa, and Leopold. Far right: Lajos Kossuth - President of Hungary in 1849, famous lawyer and politician.

How to get to the Heroes’ Square? 

In just 22 minutes by bus from Budapest center, you can visit Heroes' Square and enjoy its beauty.

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How to get to the Heroes’ Square?

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