Visit Heroes' Square in Budapest for a cultural experience
Heroes' Square in Budapest
Heroes' square statues of Hungarian kings
Statue on the top of the Monument on Heroes' square
Ark angel from the top middle part of the monument
36-m-high column at the end of Andrassy Boulevard – a spectacular square that witnessed many historic moments, this is the HEROES’ SQUARE.
This is where the Millennium Monument was started to be built on the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian settlement, in 1896. In the centre the archangel of Gabriel figure stands, together with the statue of Árpád and other six Hungarian Chieftains. Behind in a semicircular ornamental colonnade with the pantheon of Hungarian history kings and other great historical figures can be found. On the top of the column you can see the statue of the Archangel Gabriel holding the Hungarian Holy Crown and apostolic double cross. Quarter-circular colonnades extend to both left and right of the column. Between the pillars of the colonnade are figures of the ‘greats’ from Hungarian history, while the butt piers are embellished with emblematic sculptural ensembles (work, welfare, knowledge, honour and peace).
This squere is often used to hold public concerts and events so be sure to drop by if you visit Budapest!
- The Art Gallery -Műcsarnok -and the Museum of Fine Arts– can be found on the two sides of the Heroes' Square. The Art Gallery is the home of contemporary art, while the world famous Museum of Fine Arts is displaying works of Goya, Velázquez, El Greco, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Rafaello and many more of the greatest artists. The growing Egyptian and graphical collection of the museum is one of the richest in Europe.
-Vajdahunyad Castle, the 110 years old castle consists of 21 magnificent buildings from almost every historical style from Roman through Gothic, from Renaissance to Baroque style. The Vajdahunyad Castle, originally built of cardboard and wood for the 1896 World Expo, was rebuilt from stone at the end of the expo. It is a copy of three other buildings from the Hungarian countryside, showcasing Hungary's predominant architectural styles. You find this castle just behind the Heroes’ square.
Info: XIV, City Park 1 Hősök tere
1146 Budapest, Hősök tere
|Year of building:||1895-1910|
|Entrance fee:||It's FREE|