Tourist Attractions in Budapest, Sights of Budapest
XIV, City Park
Metro: Hősök tere, Bus 4, Trolley 79
The most spectacular square in the capital, sited at the entrance to City Park. Anyone coming up Andrássy Boulevard sees from afar the 36-m-high column in the centre of the Millenium memorial, on top of which is a statue of the Archangel Gabriel holding the Hungarian Holy Crown and apostolic double cross. Quarter-circular colonnades extend to both left and right of the column. Between the pillars of the colonnade are figures of the 'greats' from Hungarian history, while the butt piers are embellished with emblematic sculptural ensembles ( work, welfare, knowledge, honour and peace). The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is positioned in front of the monument. The magnificent buildings of the Palace of Arts and the Museum of Fine Arts to the right and left of the monument enhance the fine architectural entity of Heroes Square.
Source: Budapesti Turisztikai Kht, Budapest Guide, 2003