Heroes' Square

Heroes' Square, Budapest: Address, Phone Number, Heroes' Square Reviews: 4.5/5

Heroes' Square
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
About
A 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.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Zugló
How to get there
  • Hősök tere • 2 min walk
  • Állatkert • 4 min walk
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Vix
5 contributions
Some unkempt statues
Mar 2021
We were told this is a great place. The park next to it is. This one is just statues, unmaintained statues. Interesting, definitely not!
Written March 30, 2021
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UriusT
Vilnius, Lithuania600 contributions
Grand
Jan 2020
The Magyar Square or Heroes Square is a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike. A massive inner city square located on the Pest side. Detailed statues, large stone monuments and classical buildings surround the square. Every time I visit Budapest I make sure to make the long walk from wherever I am staying.
Written December 21, 2020
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Melissa D
Denver, CO289 contributions
Very picturesque
Jan 2020
Lots to see in such a small area. Beautiful views of the Danube which makes for great photos to share. Lots of picturesque spots to photograph or pose near.
Written December 7, 2020
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Tel Mac
United States229 contributions
Interesting
Feb 2020 • Couples
First time in Budapest was very exciting . Fantastic architecture in the city. Heroes square is huge and the iconic statues tells a lot of the country ‘s history . It’s a photo op must .
Written November 20, 2020
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zktravels
Poland104 contributions
Heroes' Square
Aug 2020
Although I believe there are better attractions than the Heroes' Square, I still found the statues incredibly beautiful. I recommend visiting little past the golden hour for magical pictures with sun setting in the background!
Written November 18, 2020
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FCL
Everett, WA11 contributions
The Square
Nov 2019
It is worth visiting and the various sculptures depicts the historical characters in the formation of the Hungarian history and culture that makes it what it is today.
Written October 15, 2020
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
The diamond in the crown of Heroes' Square is without a shadow of a doubt the Millennium Monument.
Dec 2019
For me, Heroes' Square and especially the Millennium Monument is one of the most amazing tourist sites of Budapest. The magnificent monument erected in honor of Hungary's Millennium Celebrations in 1896 (actually completed in 1929). On a Corinthian pillar located in the center of the monument, 36 meters high, stands a statue of the angel Gabriel holding in his hand the sword of St. Istvan, this statue symbolizes the conversion of Hungary during the reign of the king. At the base of the pillar stands a magnificent statues of Prince Arpad and six Mediary horsemen warriors. Opposite the pillar is the tomb of the Hungarian unknown soldier. On either side of the pillar there are 2 convex colonnades set in statues of the greats of the Hungarian nation including kings and statesmen. At both ends of the colonnades stand statues symbolizing war & peace, knowledge & glory, work, & prosperity. Making a long story short, a very impressive site for any visitor and especially for the photography enthusiasts among you.
Written September 21, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel29,410 contributions
Beautiful, despite the winter.
Feb 2020
This square usually shines during the summer and is rather depressing during winter.
However, a sunny winter day in February made it look pretty beautiful and all the statues and sculptures were bright from the morning dew.
Written September 16, 2020
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Shaheer Lababidi
Gothenburg, Sweden18 contributions
great square
Sep 2020 • Solo
it is a great shoot for camera a nice square located in reach area for photography lovers and besides there is a parking and a grean park with alot of coffee shops
Written August 31, 2020
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania5,613 contributions
...memorial , of the Heroes ....
Jan 2020
This beautiful square is located on Andrassy Avenue in Budapest and for those who've been to Vienna it holds a certain resemblance to Maria Theresien square - 2 museums facing each other on the sides of the square - a memorial statuary complex in the center and a gateway - to a park in Budapest (Hofburg in Vienna).
The most known is the central statuary complex -when you say Heroes square this image is what sticks to people's minds.
Work on the monument has begun in 1896 - to commemorate 1000 years of Hungary- and it consists of 2 colonnades, that in between the columns have the statues of iconic hungarian statesman (e.g. John Hunyadi, Mathias Corvinus, etc.).
On top of the colonnades facing each other are 2 figures in chariots - a man with snake in his hand symbolizing "War" and woman with a palm branch/leaf in her hand symbolizing "Peace".
In the middle on top of a tall column is the Archangel Gabriel holding in one hand the crown of Hungary - the crown of Saint Stephen, first king of Hungary who converted to Christianity and got his crown from the Pope - and in the other hand holds the Double Cross.
At the bottom of the column statues of the 7 leaders of the Magyar Tribes can be found - first one in the front is Arpad - the founder of Hungary.
And in front of the column there is the "Heroes stone" - a memorial stone commemorating those fallen in defense of Hungary.
Overall very interesting place and definitely worth seeing - so when you are in Budapest go and check it out.
Written July 30, 2020
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