The Heroes’ Square

An important place in the centre of Budapest, Hungary, where you can learn one thing very good: how little you know about Hungarian history. Béla IV? Coloman? Ladislaus I? Imre Thököly? Lajos Kossuth? István Bocskay? Does this ring a bell? No? Don’t worry – somehow the stories of Eastern Europe have been hidden behind the Iron Curtain.

On Hősök tere (Heroes’ Square) you will find the Millenium Memorial from 1896 and two colonnades, decorated with statues of the seven chieftains of the Magyars and other important Hungarians, like Matthias Corvinus. On the one side there is the boulevard of Budapest (Andrássy ut) and on the other side you’ll find the Városliget (city park), where the people destroyed a huge Stalin memorial in 1956. Next to the square there are two important art museums: the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art.

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