Hero’s Square

One of the most famous tourist areas in Budapest is Hero Square, located at the end of Andrassy Avenue and next to City Park.  It was constructing in 1896 to mark the thousandth anniversary of Hungary.

 

The seven chieftains who led the Magyar tribes to Hungary stand at the center.  There are two colonnades behind (not seen in these photos) that contain statues of kings and other important historical figures.

On top of the colonnades are 4 statues:  The couple of Labor and Wealth;  Man with a Snake the symbol of War  (pictured here);  The female statue of Peace;   The couple of Knowledge and Glory.

On either side of Hero square are the Museum of Fine Arts and the Kunsthalle (Hall of Arts)

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