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Heroes' Square

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Heroes' Square.

Heroes' Square features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Budapest City Guide3-day Budapest City Guide5-day Budapest City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Truly remarkable square design
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Collection of imposing statues

Time required: 30 minutes

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 1: Hősök tere station

Address: Hősök tere, Budapest

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: Ryan

Things you need to know:

  • Heroes' Square (Hősök tere) is a grandiose square at the end of Andrássy Avenue; the two forming a UNESCO Wolrd Heritage site since 2002
  • The two imposing buildings on each side are the Museum of Fine Arts (left) and Hall of Art (right)
  • The Millennium Memorial dominates the square comprising of a Corinthian column in the center and two semicircle colonnades in the background
  • The construction of the memorial started in 1896 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of Hungary's existance
  • At the base of the central column, the mounted figures represent the 7 founding fathers of Hungary; at the top Archangel Gabriel holds St. Stephen's holy Crown
  • Both colonnades feature 7 statues of important figures of Hungarian history, e.g. first king, St. Stephen, or Lajos Kossuth, leader of the independence war of 1848-49 against Austria
  • The 4 statues on the top of the colonnades represent: War (left, inner edge), Peace (right, inner edge), Work and Welfare (left, outer edge), and Knowledge and Glory (right, outer edge)

What to do there:

  • Wander around the impressive and huge square and admire the wonderful composition of the statues

Tips & Insights:

  • Return to the square in the evening when it is beautifully illuminated

Heroes' Square features in these preplanned City Guides: