The Heroes' Square

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odiseya odiseya
239 reviews
Heroes' Square - Hosok Tere Feb 12, 2017
Heroes' Square in Budapest (original name: Hosök tere) is beautiful architectural complex and big monument to national history.

It is located at the end of famous Andrássy Avenue. I like that "Serbian house" (today Embassy of Republic of Serbia) is across the Millennium Monument. Other important buildings in surroundings are: Museum of Fine Arts on the left and Palace of Art (Hall of Art) on the right.

In the center of the square is the Millennium Monument. This is the most important national monument. It was built in 1896 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the arrival of Hungarians on area of today Hungary.

There is 36-foot, Corinthian column with statue of the Archangel Gabriel on top of it. In front of it is a monument to heroes, empty tomb, and was built in memory of unknown fallen soldiers in the uprising in 1956.

Behind of this central part of monument are two impressive semi-circles of monumental complex. On the top of it you will see symbols of War and Peace, Work and Wellfare, Knowledge and Glory on end of this complex. The niches of complex are decorated by 14 most famous characters of the Hungarian history. Take close to it and you will see at the foot of each statue and small relief which depicts the most important moment of the life of that historical figure.

This part of Pest call Terézváros.

This place is part of every touristic itinerary and I have a nice time here.

Directions: Pest side, near City Park - metro station Hosok tere (M1)

Phone: 3613224098

Heroes' Square
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german_eagle says:
I must admit I didn't pay much attention to the monument, headed right away to the Museum of Fine Arts, which showed an amazing special exhibit :-)
Posted on: Mar 04, 2017
odiseya says:
Yes, it is! I have more photos of course. I will post it later.
Posted on: Feb 22, 2017
Cho says:
Thanks for your review of this place which is a must see for everybody who visits Budapest!
Posted on: Feb 22, 2017
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Bojasem Bojasem
216 reviews
The Heroes' Square Jul 09, 2017
Once in Budapest, you would definitely want to see City Park with its famous landmarks Szechenyi Thermal baths and Vajdahunyad Castle. Flanked by the Palace of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art and situated at the entrance to the City Park, the Heroes' Square stands in honor and memory of the great leaders in Hungary's history. it one of the best sight

seeing in pest.great things to do... museums, park with nice

lake.if you dont want to spend much. just walk around and enjoy the great atmosphere perhaps have a picnic . it. It is at the end of Andrássy útca and connects the fashionable avenue with City Park (Városliget).it large square constructed in 1896 for the millennium of the Magyar Conquest of Hungary. The square's Millennial Monument is flanked by the Fine Arts Museum and the Mucsarnok Art Gallery.amazing place in budapest
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spocklogic says:
Walter (WalterC) did a review on this place and identified all the statues in his photo captions.
Posted on: Jul 10, 2017
Bojasem says:
Budapest nice hope you enjoy there
Posted on: May 19, 2013
Cho says:
Going through your Budapest pics reminded me of my own trip there. Thanks for refreshing my memories!
Posted on: May 17, 2013
odiseya odiseya
239 reviews
Serbian house Feb 13, 2017
You might overlook but great square is surrounded by interesting buildings.

Favorite thing: At the beautiful place in city, across the Heroes Square and at the end of famous Andrassy Avenue is not so beautiful but noticeable grand house with huge flag of Serbia. That is popular "Serbian house" (unofficial name for us tourist from south). In that place now is Embassy of Republic of Serbia.

Fondest memory: An interesting story is that Serbia received the embassy building in Budapest. I heard this story from our tour guide. Namely, our Jovan Ducic (Serb from Herzegovina), famous poet and diplomat was in Budapest some time. In that time he was fall in love with a Hungarian countess and dedicated to her a two verses. And that nameless nobles lady falls in love with him and give him a special present - the whole building.
Serbian house
JasperO JasperO
51 reviews
Big square Jun 05, 2013
Heroes square is located in the district "Pest". The millenium monument is located on the square. This monument consist of a a large stone cenotaph with just behind a column of 45 meters high. On the top of this column is a statue of the angel Gabriël. At the back of the monument are two big colomnades with statues on it of important people of the Hungarian history. In total there are 14 different statues on it. The square is really big and a big tourist attraction of Budapest. Just behind the square is a big park in the middle of the city. In this park you can find one of the famous Hunagrian bathhouses.

There are also two nice museums at Heroes square. The Museum of finest art and the Palace of art.
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Heroes square Budapest
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One of the statues at Heroes squar…
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IldikoTF IldikoTF
20 reviews
My favourite park in Budapest Mar 31, 2012
This is my favourity area in Budapest. So much great things to do... museums, park, baths, great restaurants, cake shops, zoo, theme park, circus, architecture.... and more.

The City Park is my personal favourity park in Budapest, behind the square... lot of history, a fairytale looking castle, iceskating in the winter... and all this in a small area.

But even if you dont want to spend much... just walk around and enjoy the great atmosphere... perhaps have a picnic :)

We often go to the Trofea restaurant, which is basically like a big buffet but restaurant style, great food and great choice... cold/hot food.. soups, meat, vegetarian, cheeses, different breads, desserts.. anything you want.. it is behind the park short walk from the Mexikoi Ut underground station (yellow line)
Szechenyi Baths
Heroes' Square
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Danobae Danobae
3 reviews
a must see Apr 23, 2012
When in pest this is a great place to go to cross a number of sights off your list. You can take the M1 metro to Hosok Ter and you will be right there. In the same vicinity as Hero's square there is the Szechenyi thermal baths which I say is a must see no matter the season. I believe they have 9 or 12 pools indoors and out. The pools vary in temperature and you should go in all of them. Bring your own towel to save some money. The Baths are located inside the "City Park" which is nice just to walk through. The park is also home to a number of museums, a pond and many other worth while photo ops. If you have the time I suggest visiting twice, once during the day and once at night.
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Andy99 Andy99
621 reviews
Monumental Designs at Heroes' Square Sep 29, 2011
It will be difficult for the visitor to Budapest not to see Heroes' Square - Hősök tere. But you'll want to visit it. It is at the end of Andrássy útca and connects the fashionable avenue with City Park (Városliget).

Dominating Heroes' Square is the Millennium Monument. As were so many iconic elements of Budapest, it was designed for the Hungarian Millennial celebrations in 1896, though it was not completed until later. There are four parts to the monument. The 120-foot (36 m) Millennial Column is the centerpiece. Atop the column is a statue of the Archangel Gabriel holding the Hungarian Holy Crown (St. Stephen's Crown) and the apostolic double cross, representing the founding of the Kingdom of Hungary. At the base are equestrian statues of seven Magyar chieftains led by Prince Árpád, the founders of Hungary in 896. Two colonnades frame the column. Here are the heroes. Statues of kings and leaders are arrayed along the colonnade.

In front of the Millennial Column is the Hungarian War Memorial cenotaph. (It is often referred to as the Tomb of the Unknown Solder, but it is not a tomb.)

Heroes' Square is a place to be at all times. It's been a political rallying place at important times during the 20th century. By day, tourists and locals pass through the square. The monument is nicely illuminated at night, when teenagers, young people, and even skateboarders gather.
The 120-foot (36 m) Millennial Col…
The seven Magyar chieftains led by…
Statue of Szent István, St. Steph…
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Cho says:
Andy, your article reminded me of my own visit to this place some years ago. Thanks for posting!
Posted on: May 17, 2013
Johnpro says:
Write Andrew for me because I don't remember the names of my visits :) You're ,my reminder :)
Posted on: Mar 03, 2012
karikata karikata
3 reviews
the square of statues Apr 17, 2011
Heroes square is one of the most popular destination when a tpurist comes to Budapest. This is on the end of Andrassy street which is also very beautiful and interesting because of the buildings. You can find this square between our two biggest museums. As the name of it says, you can find statues about famous hungarians who we are proud of from the history. At the middle of the square there is Gabriel angel, symbolizing the protection what we got.
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WalterC WalterC
389 reviews
Hungary's Hall of Fame Oct 12, 2010
Also called “Hosok tere” in Hungarian, Heroes’ Square is the collection of statues of significant people in Hungarian history, located at the end of Andrassy Ut, between 2 museums.

This park was built in 1896, commemorating the 1,000 years of the Magyars settling in the region. They were a group of people from Central Asia, that swept into Europe, and conquered part of it. Eventually, they settled down in the year 896, and built what would become the nation of Hungary. Hence, the Millennium Monument, one of the first things you see when entering the park. There is a cenotaph, which is the Hungarian War Memorial, in front of the monument, in honor of those who fought for Hungary.

Behind it all, are a bunch of statues, divided into the left and right colonnades. The left side are ones from the earliest years of Hungary's history. And the right side has those from the "later" centuries, when Hungary was under the rule of someone else (first the Ottomans, then the Habsburgs). The names of the individuals will be in the photos, with help from a web site (link on the blog) and Wikipedia. And also where you can learn more about the individuals if interested. Basically, this park is a Hall of Fame for people in Hungarian history.

Heroes’ Square is definitely a must-see for any visitor to Budapest, even if you are not familiar with the history at all. The artwork at the place is just really nice to look at.
entire park
Millennium Monument
Seven Chieftains
Hungarian War Memorial
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Cho says:
I agree with you, Walter that Heroes Square is a must see for any visitor to Europe. I was there in 2004 and was quite impressed with the place.
Posted on: Dec 30, 2015
WalterC says:
That was the site you gave me earlier, but I could not put the link on the review. So I put it in the blog instead.
Posted on: Dec 29, 2015
spocklogic says:
Another website with good descriptions of the Heroes in Heroes Square can be found here:
Posted on: Dec 29, 2015

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