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Independence Heroes

This is to commemorate the war heroes of Independence against the Austrian rulers. The... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2019
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Large statue location in the castle district not too far from Matthias church and the Fisherman's... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Large statue location in the castle district not too far from Matthias church and the Fisherman's Bastion. It was erected to commemorate the war the mid 1800's against the Austrians. Situated on a green in the fork between two roads it stands well and is worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

It is a significant statue in terms of remembering the heroes of war who fought for freedom but it is an unimpressive statue to be honest and not one I would go out and see, it is worth visiting if in the Cathedral area, but if you miss...no worries

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

The Castle district is full of old buildings and beautiful monuments. This one is amongst them.An angel, with a laurel wreath in her hand, is supporting a collapsing warrior, who is still holding a sword in one of his hand and a flag in the other one. The statue was erected for the memory of the fallen soldiers of the 1848 freedom fight.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

As part of a wave of revolutions that swept through Europe in 1848, Hungarians rose against the dominant Hapsburg dynasty and fought a short-lasting war of independence. One of the battles was the siege of Buda Castle, which lasted 18 days and was successfully taken by the Hungarian Patriots on May 21, 1849. Independence was short lasting, after Emperor Franz Joseph ! of Austria asked for and received the help and commitment of tsar Nicholas I of Russia, who sent 200,000 Russian soldiers to crush the Hungarian patriots. This exquisite monument, also named Honved Szobor, located on Disz Ter, on Castle Hill, shows a soldier with a flag, being offered a laurel wreath by Victory (a female figure with wings). The pedestal has the inscription: "For a Free Homeland". The Bronze Palm branch states: "To Anonymous Heroes", while the banner states: "Freedom or Death". The statue is the work of Hungarian sculptor George Zala (1858-1937)

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed December 25, 2017

Visited on Sunday 8th October while on a guided tour on Castle Hill. Stop and read about the history behind this statue.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Michael-4551
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