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Quite amusing

I don’t know why the fat policeman statue is there but it was amusing to see - especially how his... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wirral, United Kingdom
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Gotta Rub The Belly!

Like Lt. Columbo, yet another "just for fun" statue with no meaning that any of us were able to... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
Denton, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know why the fat policeman statue is there but it was amusing to see - especially how his belly has changed colour from being rubbed too much!

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Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a statue of a little fat man who is in a police uniform. It’s one of the many statues they have through the city but in reality he’s used to block traffic from driving down that street. It does make it look a...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

Traditionally every person who has his or her photo taken next to the fat policeman statue instinctively touches the shiny belly ... myth says if you touch or rub the stomach of the statue you won’t gain any weight .... it’s worth a go !!!!...More

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Reviewed July 24, 2018

Like Lt. Columbo, yet another "just for fun" statue with no meaning that any of us were able to divine. Kinda reminds me of a Sergeant I used to work for many years ago! Fun Stuff!!

Thank Tupelo010835
Reviewed July 6, 2018

One of them many statues you'll find in Budapest. This one is touchable as you can see in my photo, many have rubbed his belly for good luck

Thank elindoo
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Just a statue for those interested in photo op. If you want to have a picture taken with this jolly fella, come in the morning. In the afternoon the sun will be behind the statue and to his right and your face will be backlit.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Just standing there watching the foot traffic, he makes a nice photo opportunity. Many have rubbed his tummy, not sure why.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Located in popular area off St. Stephen's square. He looks like a jolly old cop. Fun to take your picture with him! Well done statue.

Thank shari w
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Is his stomach area shiny because a lot of people like rubbing it? Oh yes, they say that rubbing his tummy will bring you good luck. Is he really a fat policeman, or is it a sign that he very much enjoys Hungarian cuisine. Many...More

1  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

There is not the deep meaning behind this statue that exists with many of Budapest’s public art pieces. My understanding is no one even knows why he was sculpted with the big tummy, but if you are near the Basilica it’s worth swinging by to...More

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Response from Lydia S | Reviewed this property |
I have not read the book. Sorry, you did not like my review and you wanted to sound off. My father escaped Hungary during the Hungarian revolution in 1956-57. He left behind his entire family. I visited Hungary during the... More