Heroes’ Square

Heroes' Square, Budapest
Heroes’ Square, Budapest

One of the major squares in Budapest, Hungary is the Heroes’ Square.  A massive open space, dominated by a centerpiece of statues honoring national leaders in Hungary’s history, and also the site of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

At the top of the column is the Archangel Gabriel holding the Hungarian Holy Crown.  At the base are the seven Magyar chieftains, all on horseback, who led the Hungarian people into the Carpathian Basin over 1,000 years ago.  On each side of the column are twin colonnades that have statues of other national figures.

The square was built in 1896 to commemorate the thousandth year of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin and the foundation of the Hungarian state in 1896.

Thought for the Day:  Tell me who your friend is, I’ll tell you who you are.                                                                                                                                 Hungarian Proverb

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