Heroes’ Square

The majestic Heroes' Square was built in 1896 to celebrate Hungary's 1,000th anniversary. Today it is one of the most impressive sights in Budapest.

At the end of Andrassy Avenue, near Budapest’s Municipal Park, is the majestic Heroes’ Square, called Hosok tere by the Hungarians, erected to celebrate Hungary’s 1,000th anniversary in 1896.

The square is dominated by an imposing 36-meter-high Corinthian column topped by theArchangel Gabriel who, with his arms outstretched toward heaven, raises the Holy Crown and the double cross of Christianity. At the base are the 7 equestrian statues of Magyar tribal leaders who played a decisive role in Hungary’s history while statues of kings and other important historical figures are located at the two apexes of the two semicircular colonnades on either side of the central monument.

According to legend, the Archangel Gabriel appeared to St. Stephen in a dream and offered him the crown of Hungary.

This sculptural composition, also called the Millennium Monument, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with Andrassy Avenue since 2002. The square is also overlooked by two important buildings, the Museum of Fine Arts on the left and the Palace of Art on the right.

Useful information

Address

Budapest, Hősök tere, 1146 Ungheria

Transports

Metro stops

  • Hosok tere (108 mt)
  • Szechenyi furdo (368 mt)

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