Heroe’s Square is the most emblematic and popular square located in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. It is located at the end of Andrassy Avenue, right next to the City’s public park. The square was constructed back in 1896th year in an honor to the 1000th anniversary of Magyar people’s location in Carpathian basin as these people are the founders of today’s Hungarian country and nation.
The square is situated between the Museum of fine arts and the Palace of arts, so don’t miss to visit them for anything in life, either. The impressive memorial-monument that rises above represents the most important parts from the country’s history, by the way.
Curious fact: The memorial wins the award from the World fair in 1900th in Paris. It was completely finished back in 1929th year and the square gets the name because of the memorial name. In 2002nd year the monument becomes part of UNSECO cultural and historical heritage.
What to see?
Archangel Gabriel Column
The most impressive part of the monument, which is highly raised above Heroe’s Square, is the 36-meter column. At the top of the column you can see the statue of Archangel Gabriel being risen even higher and holding Saint Stephen’s crown as this saint is the official Hungary’s patron.
The statues of the seven warriors on horses are located around Archangel Gabriel’s column to symbolize the leaders of the seven Magyar tribes, which place the grounds of today’s Hungarian nation.
The statues of the rest kings and heroes
From left to the right in a chronological order there are statues of some of the most remarkable Hungarian kings and national heroes, too.
The war memorial
Right in front of Archangel Gabriel’s column you can see the War memorial, which is constructed to honor the perished fighters for Hungary’s independence. It’s where honorable wreaths are placed during the national holidays of the country.
What should I know before a visit of Heroe’s Square?
- You can reach Heroe’s Square with M1 subway line which is by the way, one of the oldest in the world (established back in 1896th year) and proclaimed to be an object from UNESCO cultural and historical heritage list.
- If you have more free time, visit the square both: during the day and during the evening in order to get the chance to see it at different lighting aspects.
- Necessary time to see Heroe’s Square at a full value – at least 30 minutes
- Accessible for people with disabilities
- The square is located right next to City’s public park where there are, by the way, lots of col attractions for kids such as the Botanic garden and the Zoo.
Budapest – the city
Szechenyi Chain Bridge
St. Stephen’s Basilica
Saint Matthias Church
Gellert Thermal Bath
Central Market Hall