Heroes' Square, Budapest, Hungary

Travel Journal

Date: 2010-9-13

After left Poland,  pass thru Slovakia, we arrival Budapest of Hungary. First stop Heroes's Square.

The square with lot of beautiful sculpture art. Hanging and wandering around.

Hősök tere (English: Heroes' Square) is one of the major squares inBudapest, Hungary, noted for its iconic statue complex featuring the Seven Chieftains of the Magyars and other important national leaders, as well as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The square lies at the outbound end of Andrássy Avenue next to City Park (Városliget). It hosts the Museum of Fine Arts and the Műcsarnok. The square has played an important part in contemporary Hungarian history and has been a host to many political events, such as the reburial of Imre Nagy in 1989. The sculptures were made by sculptor Zala György from Lendava.

Who those heroes?

Here the complete named for those heroes.

Statues of the Column
Directly behind the cenotaph is a column topped by a statue of the archangel Gabriel. In his right hand the angel holds the Holy Crown of St. Stephen (Istvan), the first king of Hungary. In his left hand the angel holds a two barred apostolic cross, a symbol awarded to St. Stephen by the Pope in recognition of his efforts to convert Hungary to Christianity. In Hungarian it is referred to as the double cross or the apostolic double cross.

At the base of the column is a group of seven mounted figures representing the Magyar chieftains who led the Hungarian people into the Carpathian basin. In the front is Árpád, considered the founder of the Hungarian nation. Behind him are the chieftains Előd, Ond, Kond, Tas, Huba, and Töhötöm (Tétény). Little survives in the historical record about these individuals and both their costumes and their horses are considered to be more fanciful than historically accurate.

Statues of the left colonnade
Topping the outer edge of the left colonnade is a statue of a man with a scythe and a woman sowing seed, representing Labor and Wealth. At the inner top edge of the left colonnade is a male figure driving a chariot using a snake as a whip representing War.

Stephen I of Hungary
St. Stephen receives the crown from an emissary of the Pope
Ladislaus I of Hungary
St. Ladislaus slays the Cumanian abductor
Coloman of Hungary
Coloman prohibits the burning of witches
Andrew II of Hungary
Andrew leads a crusade
Béla IV of Hungary
Béla rebuilds the country after the Mongol invasion
Charles I of Hungary
Ladislaus IV defeats Ottogar at the battle of Marchfeld
Louis I of Hungary
Louis the Great occupies Naples

Statues of the right colonnade
On the facing end of the right colonnade is a female figure in a chariot holding a palm frond representing Peace. In the corresponding position on the top of right colonnade is a statue of a man holding a little golden statue and a woman with a palm frond representing Knowledge and Glory.

John Hunyadi
The Siege of Belgrade (1456)
Matthias Corvinus
Matthias with his scholars
István Bocskay
Hajdú soldiers defeat the imperial forces
Gabriel Bethlen
Bethlen concludes a treaty with Bohemia
Imre Thököly
The battle of Szikszó
Francis II Rákóczi
Rákóczi returns from Poland
Lajos Kossuth
Kossuth rallies the peasants of the Great Plain

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