Heroes Square Budapest - details and images
Heroes' Square in Budapest, situated in front of Central Park at the end of Andrassy Avenue, is part of UNESCO World Heritage. The monument was built in 1896 to commemorate a thousand years after the arrival of Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin.
The monument consists of two semi-circles which are placed above the symbols of peace and war, labor and welfare, the knowledge and glory. Heroes Square sides are decorated with statues of kings, governors and famous figures of Hungarian history. At the foot of a small plate each state describes the most important moment in life that personality.
Heroes Square is located in the middle of a column 36 meters high which is located on top of the statue of Archangel Gabriel, a symbol of the Roman Catholic faith. On the pedestal the equestrian statue commemorates the Arpad and the seven tribal chieftains of the Magyars. Arpad's descendants gave birth to the royal dynasty in Hungary. Tomb of Unknown Soldier and it is found in the market. On both sides of the market to find the Art Museum and Art Gallery. Both deserve to be visited. For several years the two museums compete for attention among the visitors and bring temporary exhibitions which have included Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Collections of famous painters Spanish or French.
Reinmormantare ceremony of Imre Nagy, leader of the revolution of 1956 took place here in 1989. Today, if you visit the market, you will find a lot of teenagers with skateboards and roller who show off their skills among the crowds of tourists.
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