What to see and do in Budapest’s Heroes’ Square

Heroes ‘ Square is one of the most important squares in Budapest, for what it represents and for its beauty.

It is located at the end of Andrassy Avenue, being a World Heritage Site next to it, and next to the City Park. In it there are also two museums, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art.

We recommend visiting it arriving from Andrassy Avenue before relaxing in the City Park, an area where you can find hotels in Budapest.

What to see in Heroes’ Square

Budapest - Heroes' SquareAs you approach the Plaza de los Héroes through Andrassy Avenue, you will already see the grandeur of this square.

The 7 founding tribes of Hungary are represented on it. The square is a wide esplanade in which we can see a large column in the center.

It is the Millennium Monument, which was built in memory of the heroes who gave their lives for the freedom of our people and our national independence». On its sides we can find smaller colonnades.

Budapest - Heroes Square - Column BaseIn the central part of the monument we find the great column on which the Archangel Gabriel stands

At the base of the column are seven horsemen representing the seven tribes that founded Hungary.

In the colonnades, which are arranged symmetrically, we can see other statues representing different Hungarian kings.

This monument, which began to be built in 1896 to commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the creation of Hungary, was inaugurated in 1929.

On both sides of the Plaza de los Héroes we find two beautiful buildings, reminiscent of Greek-style buildings and that house the two museums that we have previously mentioned. In addition, in the square there is also another very representative building, the Embassy of Serbia.

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