Heroes Square

Heroes Square

Budapest is famous for its large number of squares. One of the most popular ones is surely the Heroes’ Square. Located at the very end of Andrássy Avenue, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the largest squares in Budapest. The easiest way to reach the square is through Andrássy Avenue, which contains the embassies of numerous countries. The square contains two museums, the Fine Arts Museum and the Palace of Arts. The Millennium Monument with statues of seven tribal leader, founders of Hungary, as well as statues of seven notable people from Hungarian history, is also located on this square. The building of the statues started in 1896, and they were completed around 30 years later.

The record for the most people gathered on this square, over 200 thousand, was set on 16th June, 1989, at the funeral of Hungarian politician Imre Nagy. The statues situated around the Millennium Monument depict from left to right: Stephen I of Hungary, the first Christian ruler of the kingdom of Hungary, Ladislaus I, Hungarian king from the Arpad dynasty, 12th century, Coloman I, Hungarian Dalmatian-Croatian king from the same dynasty, Andrew II, the king and sovereign of Dalmatia and Croatia, king Béla IV of Hungary, Charles I, King Louis I of Hungary, ruler of Belgrade John Hunyadi, Matthias Corvinus, king and reformer, Stephen Bocskai, Count of Transylvania, Gabriel Bethlen, Emeric Thököly, Francis II Rákóczi, Lajos Kossuth.

The Millennium Monument in the middle of the square is 36 meters tall. The top of the monument holds the statue of Angel Gabriel, and the very center of the monument holds the statue of the Unknown Warrior.

This vast square is the gathering point for numerous tourists and is a must-see on your visit to Budapest. Behind the square there is a big park and the Vajdahunyad Castle. Concerts are sometimes organized in the square. A metro station and a bus station are located near the square. The metro line leading to the metro is M1. We recommend you explore the Andrássy Avenue and the Heroes’ Square on an electric scooter, which will surely be enjoyable.

Author of the article: Ljubiša Đuričić

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