Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue)

Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue)

Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue)
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Neighborhood: Zugló
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  • Széchenyi fürdő • 4 min walk
  • Állatkert • 7 min walk
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GlasgowWriter
Glasgow, UK74 contributions
Jul 2022
It's a great statue near Vajdahunyad Castle. The design makes it far more striking than many other statues in Budapest which are designed with beauty in mind, whereas this, has a completely different feel. No less beautiful in its own way, but no other statue made me uncomfortable haha
Written August 17, 2022
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Tom J
London, UK1,462 contributions
Dec 2019
The Anonymus statue in the grounds of Vajdahunyad Castle is just a short walk from Heroes Square and one I would highly recommend doing as a joint effort. The statue itself is quite a dark and ominous looking one.

The identity of the actual man has always been subject to debate by many scholars but the most likely is that the man was a notary to a king in Hungary. The constant debate and uncertainty surrounding the identity has left the man simply known as "Anonymus".

The statue itself is quite a dark looking thing, especially when getting up close and looking into the eyes. Be sure to check it out when in the area.
Written January 1, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel38,238 contributions
Feb 2020
This statue never ceases to amaze me, even after visiting it so many times.
It is enigmatic, beautiful, almost magical-looking, and it is BY FAR Budapest's best looking statue.
Don't miss a selfie with it.
Written September 16, 2020
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,309 contributions
Feb 2020
This famous statue is located in Városliget near Vajdahunyad Castle, just walking distance from Heroes' Square. It's worth a visit, because it's an unusual statue of a notary of King Béla. (from 12-13 century). The statue was made in 1903 by Miklós Ligeti a young sculptor. It's a bit ominous and mysterious but I like it and visit it when I'm in Budapest.
Written March 5, 2020
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,073 contributions
Jul 2022
This rather sinister statue is my favorite in the park. It is of the most widely quoted person in the world.

The real Anonymous lived in the 12th century and his true identity is fittingly unknown, but he is believed to have been a notary of Béla III of Hungary, who wrote the chronicle Gesta Hungarorum (Deeds of the Hungarians).
Written September 27, 2022
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,845 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
Arriving in Vajdahunyad Castle you can not, not see three beautiful statues. Especially Art aficionados could enjoy the sculptures of Winston Churchill and George Washington. Both, surprisingly, made it through the Cold War unscathed. But the most famous statue is the statue of a monk, sculpted in 1903 by Miklós Ligeti. Very little is known about this monk whose name is even unknown, so he is now referred to as Anonymus (Latin for anonymous). This mysterious monk lived in the twelfth century as the notary of King Béla III. He is credited as the writer of the first book of the Hungarians, the 'Gesta Hungarorum'. Touching the monk's stylus is supposed to bring good luck with your studies. It is amazing. You can feel its strength. Valuable visit.
Written April 6, 2019
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Jolyon67
Melbourne, Australia5,714 contributions
Sep 2013 • Solo
You can find the statue of Anonymus just in front of the entrance to the Agricultural Museum in City Park. He's quite a creepy looking character slouched in a chair, hidden behind a hood. If it wasn't for the tour guide telling us the story behind him we would have just walked past. It is customary to touch the pen he is holding, to make yourself a better writer. So if you want to write even better reviews for tripadvisor get yourself to this statue.
Written August 26, 2014
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Miike2000
Brisbane, Australia4,274 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
i have visited twice and have always found this to be very interesting, more so about the art this gentleman is renowned for, and the fact that he did not want any recognition. In the end, after his absence, little did he know he was going to more famous that he would have ever imagined. It's a sad story but great he received the recognition he deserved. His statue is located Vajda Hunyad Castle just near Hero Square. It's free to enter and located outside the museum in the garden. Great Hungarian treasure and a must see when in Budapest.
Written October 12, 2014
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Brendan M
Belfast, UK45 contributions
Dec 2016 • Friends
Well worth a visit even if only for the photograph. It's said that if you touch the pen you'll never be stuck for words...glad my old Mother-in-Law was never here!
Written December 14, 2016
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SEBESZ
Chicago, IL4,870 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
Located on the grounds in the City Park around Vajdahunyad Castle. The statue has become a fixture and classic photo op for the tourist circles so go early or late in the day as the tour buses depart.

If you are in the area definitely worth a stop.
Written September 28, 2013
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