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. Being recognized as a World Heritage Site in 2002, it has attracted many tourists from all over the world to gather here to see the historical beauty and become one of the most important avenues of the city. city.
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.
Up to now, Heroes Square has always been the place where typical Hungarian events take place. In 1989, the burial of famous politician Imre Nagy was held here.
Hősök tere is surrounded by two important buildings, the Museum of Fine Arts on the left and the Palace of Art (or more accurately Hall of Art) on the right. On the other side, it faces Andrássy Avenue which has two buildings looking at the square – one is residential and the other one is the embassy of Serbia (former Yugoslavian embassy where Imre Nagy secured sanctuary in 1956).
The Millennium Monument, which began construction in 1896, is a prominent feature of Heroes' Square, as well as a famous landmark of Budapest. To create a monument commemorating the millennium of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin and the establishment of the Hungarian state in 896 and as part of a much larger construction project, which included the expansion and renovation of the Andrássy Avenue site as well as the construction of Andrássy Avenue.
In 1900, construction reached its final step, which was also the time when the name of the square was officially confirmed. Four works engraved with allegories, relics, and historical texts were added in 1906, and in the same year ,the surrounding museums on both sides were inaugurated.
The most prominent sculptures on the square
The most prominent mark of the square is the Millennium Monument built in 1894 by talented designer Albert Schickedanz. If you look closely, you will see the stele in front of the column with the words "To commemorate the heroes who sacrificed for National Freedom and National Independence".
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. Most sculptures were made by sculptor György Zala from Lendava, with one made by György Vastagh.
In Budapest there are three more squares named Hősök tere, 'Heroes' Square', in the districts or neighborhoods of 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. From left to right are members of the ruling Habsburg dynasty: Ferdinand 1, Franz Joseph, Charles 3, Maria Theresa, and Leopold. On the far right, visitors will see the image of Lajos Kossuth - President of Hungary in 1849, an extremely famous lawyer and politician.
How to get to the Heroes’ Square?
Only about 22 minutes by bus from the center of Budapest, you can fully visit the city of Budapest and see Heroes' Square with its splendid beauty in the evening.
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