Heroes’ Square in Budapest, Hungary

Since its creation in the late 19th century, Heroes’ Square has been a tribute to Hungary’s past. On top of the 118 foot column is Gabriel created by György Zala. According to lore, the Archangel promised Stephen the Kingdom of Hungary. Below the column is the Millennium Monument featuring equestrian statues of seven Magyar chieftains. Their commander, Árpád, is credited with being the founder of Hungary in the late 9th century. Flanking either side are concave colonnades with statues of more historical leaders. Hὄsök Tere (Hungarian for Heroes’ Square) has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also a main entrance to the 302 acre City Park.

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Budapest, Hősök tere 1, 1146 Hungary

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