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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

He is a local hero who fought for Hungarian independence. A popular hero among the local.A very good place to take some pictures.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

An equestrian statue stands next to the national Parliament in Kossuth Square, depicting a military-garbed Magyar man gracefully sitting on horseback atop a red granite pedestal, bearing a sword by his side; portraying Francis II Rákóczi, the Hungarian nobleman leading the national uprising against the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank Rabih-SOUAID
Reviewed December 19, 2018

This very large bronze equestrian statue of Ferenc Rakoczi sitting on his prancing horse is 6 metres tall and sits on a granite plinth that is nearly 5 metres tall. The statue sits in the gardens of the Lajos Kussuth Square in front of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank westy54
Reviewed October 17, 2018

There seems to be widespread consensus among Hungarians about the heroism and nobleness of Ferenc Rakoczi who fought a war of independence against Habsburg Austria in the early 18th century. This statue was erected 200 years after his death in 1935 during the Horthy regime...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Robert937
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

This huge beautiful statue greeted me as I approached the Parliament. Located at the center of the area where the Parliament is, it is an excellent location to take pictures of both this statue and the Parliament. There are other attractions located near it: more...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LolaGo1
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The statue of Ferenc Rakoczi is located next to the Hungarian Parliament building. While coming from the river Danube side to the Parliament building, we stopped over and admired the beauty of this enormous statue. My baby girl was so excited about seeing the huge...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shine_Haridas
Reviewed July 24, 2018

This 20 or so foot tall statue is huge but is somewhat dwarfed by the immense buildings surrounding it. Nevertheless, worth a few minutes of your time.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

A statute commemorating Count Gyula Andrássy has been inaugurated in front of the Hungarian Parliament in Kossuth Square. The 6.5-meter high bronze equestrian statue, the work of renowned Hungarian sculptor György Zala, was originally installed in 1906 but was demolished by the Communist authorities after...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank BeefPit
Reviewed July 3, 2018

One of the better sculptures I have seen in Budapest right in front of the Parliament building. The sculptor was able to depict the Prince riding high on his horse with lots of confidence and charm. Nice work!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Ricky Y
Reviewed June 27, 2018

There are two statues of historical figures riding on hores outside the Parliament. For the statue of Rakoczi located in the southeast corner of the Parliament, both front legs of the horse are up in the air (rearing). For the statue of Andrassy located south...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica
stand out as two of the finest examples of
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more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval
city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while
the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention
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