Heroes’ Square is one of the most visited sights of the Hungarian capital, is situated in front of the City Park, at the end of the Andrássy Avenue, one of the most important streets of Budapest, a World Heritage site. The millennial monument was built in 1896 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the arrival of Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin. The monument consists of two semi-circles on the top of which the symbols of War and Peace, Work and Welfare, Knowledge and Glory can be seen. The niches are decorated by the statues of kings, governors and famous characters of the Hungarian history.
At the foot of each statue a small relief depicts the most important moment of the life of the personality. In the middle of Heroes' square stands a 36 metres high Corinthian column with the statue of Archangel Gabriel on the top, the symbol of the Roman Catholic religion. At the pedestal, equestrian statues commemorate Arpad and the seven chieftains of the Hungarian tribes, who settled their people in the present territory of Hungary. His descendants formed the Hungarian royal dynasty.
The tomb of the Unknown Soldier can also be found at Heroes' Square. At the sides of the square, the representative buildings of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery can be found, both worth paying a visit. Since the last couple of years, the two museums have been competing for the attention of visitors with high standard temporary exhibitions such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt and the collections of Spanish and French paintings.
Public Transport: take the M1 to Heroes' Square