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“Read the history before you go”
Review of Heroes' Square

Heroes' Square
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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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“Read the history before you go”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

It pays to read the history of the square before you go. Once you do that you can spot the headmen of the six tribes and also identiy the statues. The walk up to Heroes square along the Andrassy Ut is pleasant. If walking is not your cup of tea then you can take metro 1. It terminates at the square.

Visited October 2012
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“Neglect and it shows”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The centre piece of Budapest, it is truly beautiful and huge. A tribute to the seven tribes and the great kings, it is the place to visit. What is disappointing is the maintainance around the area. The colours have faded and running at places. The memorial has no illumination. some efforts and this could be the place you could spend most of your evenings

Visited November 2012
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The sheer size of the square and the statues are just incredible.
The archangel Gabriel Sits on top of the column presiding over the square-very impressive

Visited October 2012
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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“Where are the heros of recent history?”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

No memorial to all the fallen in the First & Second World Wars, or during the Communist Era but the Square is very impressive. Perhaps recent history is too painful to remember?

Visited October 2012
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Heroes Square is a large square, with wonderful sculptures of historical Hungarians, that you can reach either after a long walk up Andrassy Avenue, past all the fantastic houses and embassy's or an easy metro journey. On the left you can see the Museum of Fine Arts, containing Hungary's wonderful collection of foreign art. Behind is the city park with the famous Szechenyi thermal baths. Heroes Square itself is beautiful. It is very historical, and depicts the different periods in the history of Hungary. There is a memorial to the Unknown Soldier in the middle. The statuary represents different heroes and conquerors of Hungary. It is worth seeing, it is part of the culture and history of Hungary. Just beautiful.

Visited April 2012
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