Heroes' Square
Heroes' Square
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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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Neighborhood: Zugló
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  • Hősök tere • 2 min walk
  • Állatkert • 4 min walk
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  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,038 contributions
    Majestic Square
    Situated towards the end of the M1 metro line, this a great spot to see and take pics. Huge, wide open space with statues to Hungarian heroes. If going to the Szechenyi thermal baths, you can exit the metro one stop early here, see the square and take pics, then continue on a short walk via the park straight on to the thermal baths.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 1, 2023
  • esra49
    St Margaret's at Cliffe, United Kingdom86 contributions
    Impressive!
    The sheer scale is Impressive, as is the setting, and the architecture. And to enjoy Heroes’ Square at its best go there early before the coaches descend. I was there at 7.30am but by 8am it was getting busy. Definitely worth a visit
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 8, 2023
  • Francesco D.
    Udine, Italy334 contributions
    Imponent square to visit
    This is one of the most important squares in Budapest, adjacent to the Városliget park. On both sides we find the Szépművészeti Múzeum, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Műcsarnok Art Gallery. Also close to the square is the Serbian Embassy. In the center of the square stands the Millennium Monument with carved statues of the heads of the Magyar tribes who contributed to the foundation of Hungary in the 9th century. In front of the monument is a cenotaph bearing a motto in memory of those who died for the freedom and independence of the nation. Here also stands the column with the summit statue of the Archangel Gabriel holding the crown of St. Stephen, the first king of Hungary. On the sides we find two colonnades with seven statues depicting the history of Hungary.
    Visited April 2023
    Written August 25, 2023
  • AdventureMN95
    Minneapolis, Minnesota127 contributions
    Honoring the past
    Heroes Square is a very lovely monument with its tribute to the original seven tribes that founded hungry and behind them you can see other kings and nobility men of hungry’s past. It’s also nice that it goes right onto a Park so you can enjoy it walking back there and finding a Castle or the statue Anonymous. Who brings inspiration to writers who touch the pen he holds.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 12, 2023
  • KBD87
    Arkansas1,153 contributions
    Impressive Statues
    We visited Heroes Square while on a Tut Tut tour and got the history from our guide. It is a nice area with impressive statues with great meaning in Hungary. The history and meaning of each statue is interesting so if you go be sure to research or have someone tell you the meanings of each statue
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 4, 2023
  • Shane B
    Te Awamutu, New Zealand819 contributions
    Probably worth going with a guided tour
    Probably good rather then very good, some pretty impressive statues in a city full of statues. Ended up going here twice once with a guide once with out certainly got a lot more out of it with a guide. There were some pretty aggressive touts here only place we really run into them in Budapest. Wort 1/2 an hour perhaps an hour if you stop for a coffee.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 7, 2023
  • Alina S
    Bucharest, Romania33 contributions
    Stunning view and vibe.
    Very nice place and vibrant. Any turn will bring you in the sight of a nice architecture and building. The minus is mainly displaying the heroes that also conquered Transilvania that is part of Romania, and I am naturally biased :).
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 3, 2024
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Lillian
Haugesund, Norway141 contributions
Feb 2020
The statues and the monument itself is quite large and awesome, but teaming with bussloads of people trying to take the perfect selfie. Would recommend going for a walk in the park next to it after wards. Less crowded and a few nice attractions.
Written March 1, 2020
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nantona
Kazanlak, Bulgaria978 contributions
Sep 2019
Heroes' Square is one of the must-visit places in Budapest. A sculptural complex built in colonnades, dedicated to the Hungarian rulers and commanders who created Hungary and built its history. The archangel rises above them. It's even more impactful if a guide tells this history or you visit the place at night when there is fabulous lighting.
Written January 6, 2020
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Nicole VP
31 contributions
Sep 2019
It is well worth to take time to walk around and admire the statues representing the first Hungarian chiefs on horseback and the kings at the back. At night the lighting is particularly effective in showing off the harmony in the design. Housing museums the buildings around the square are a pleasure for the eyes. Crossing the square can take you to the Millennium Park, a delightful green space with ponds where you can row a boat in summer, practice ice skating in winter and shop for souvenirs at the Christmas market in December. Cool beer in summer and warm mulled wine will keep your spirit up!
Written January 10, 2020
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Alex
Hong Kong, China458 contributions
Dec 2019
Feeling the might of Austro-Hungarian Empire in the Square.
1. The Square's ambiance is really historical and mighty. You can imagine the entire Austo-Hungarian force with cavalries and guns marching through the square. The buildings around the Hero Square is very elegant and gorgeous.
2. Must visit and you can also visit the Museum of Fine Arts and the Műcsarnok over there, it is pretty near to the Vajdahunyad Castle too.
3. You can reach Hero Square very easily by subway so it does not take a long time travelling from the city center to the Hero Square.
Written February 10, 2020
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nikmay19
Dorset, UK42 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
My partner and I went to Heroes' Square on our third full day in Budapest.

We went here primarily because it was on the way to the Zoo, which is only a few minutes walk from Heroes' Square.

The statues are very impressive and of course you can walk around at your own leisure, but once you have seen the statues there is not really anything else to do in the Square itself.

We hired electric scooters from near our hotel which can be found on the streets all over the city and rode them to get to Heroes' Square.
Written March 14, 2020
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MikeT19278
San Jose, CA174 contributions
Oct 2019
The description in our guidebook of Heroes' Square made it sound not too impressive, but I was won over once we got there. The statues of Hungary's historic heroes were quite amazing, and so detailed that we spent quite some time walking around and examining all of them, even though the weather was cold and damp. And that was just the beginning of our walk around City Park.
Written March 19, 2020
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Mike A
Washington DC, DC373 contributions
Nov 2021
Budapest is filled with so much history and I strongly recommend taking time to visit some of its monuments. While staying at the Mystery Hotel, I learned Heroes' Square was approx 15-20 minute away by foot. Although it was a foggy morning, it was worth the visit. I regret not going in the evening to take some photography. But an early morning visit provided some quiet time to enjoy the sites. Since the visit can be done in a few minutes, take advantage of the Museum of Fine Arts next door.
Written February 6, 2022
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Jacquisher1965
36 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Heroe's Square is really big and has statues around one side that are beautifully made. Well worth a visit. Would like to return when there are celebrations and the different military groups are together.
Written March 2, 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,537 contributions
Sep 2019
The square is really a colonnade in the shape of a semi-circle with 14 statues of Hungary’s heroes. St. Stephen is certainly here but so are the other six kings of Hungary along with other important leaders who brought the Magyar people to this area.
The centerpiece to the square is the Millennium Monument which is quite tall with archangel Gabriel above. The Heroe’s Square is quite close to the Palace of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts. We just came to take photos of Hungary’s legendary figures and soak in the history.
Written March 17, 2020
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Dr. F
Nottingham, UK963 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I visited Heroes' Square as part of my Hop off-Hop on Bus Tour. Heroes Square is the largest and most visited square in Budapest. Its formed by a tall pillar with statue of Archangel Gabriel at the top holding the Hungarian Cross. At the base of this pillar are statues of Seven Chieftains of the Magyars. Then there are 14 statues behind of Hungarian leaders.

Heroes' Square holds a significant symbolic value for locals but for its sheer beauty and historical value, this is an impressive place worthy of a short visit by anyone touring Budapest.
Written March 8, 2020
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