Hungary has a long and decorated history regarding how it came to be as a country. At the end of Andrassy Avenue in Budapest, you’ll find one of the most important squares in Budapest that signifies everything about Hungary’s old history in one massive space. In the Heroes Square (Hungarian: Hosok Tere), the tribal origins, national values and key figures in the history of Hungary are all lined up to paint a picture of the country.
In the centre is the Millenium Memorial statue, built in 1896. The Angel Gabriel sits atop the cenotaph holding the Hungarian crown and cross and at the base is the seven Magyar tribe chiefs that led the Hungarian people into the Carpathian basin in the 9th century.
14 statues sit around the semi-circle arcade base, set further back in the square from the central cenotaph. Within each archway are famous Hungarian rulers and statesmen. The four figures on top of the arcade represent work and prosperity, war, peace and knowledge and glory.
For more information on Budapest, check out my 48 hours in Budapest post from earlier this year.