Heroes' Square
Heroes' Square
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A large square constructed in 1896 for the millennium of the Magyar Conquest of Hungary. The square's Millennial Monument is flanked by the Fine Arts Museum and the Mucsarnok Art Gallery.
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Neighbourhood: Zugló
How to get there
  • Hősök tere • 2 min walk
  • Állatkert • 4 min walk
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  • Traveler O
    Washington DC, District of Columbia1,038 contributions
    Majestic Square
    Situated towards the end of the M1 metro line, this a great spot to see and take pics. Huge, wide open space with statues to Hungarian heroes. If going to the Szechenyi thermal baths, you can exit the metro one stop early here, see the square and take pics, then continue on a short walk via the park straight on to the thermal baths.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 1 March 2023
  • esra49
    St Margaret's at Cliffe, United Kingdom86 contributions
    Impressive!
    The sheer scale is Impressive, as is the setting, and the architecture. And to enjoy Heroes’ Square at its best go there early before the coaches descend. I was there at 7.30am but by 8am it was getting busy. Definitely worth a visit
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 May 2023
  • Francesco D.
    Udine, Italy334 contributions
    Imponent square to visit
    This is one of the most important squares in Budapest, adjacent to the Városliget park. On both sides we find the Szépművészeti Múzeum, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Műcsarnok Art Gallery. Also close to the square is the Serbian Embassy. In the center of the square stands the Millennium Monument with carved statues of the heads of the Magyar tribes who contributed to the foundation of Hungary in the 9th century. In front of the monument is a cenotaph bearing a motto in memory of those who died for the freedom and independence of the nation. Here also stands the column with the summit statue of the Archangel Gabriel holding the crown of St. Stephen, the first king of Hungary. On the sides we find two colonnades with seven statues depicting the history of Hungary.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • AdventureMN95
    Minneapolis, Minnesota127 contributions
    Honoring the past
    Heroes Square is a very lovely monument with its tribute to the original seven tribes that founded hungry and behind them you can see other kings and nobility men of hungry’s past. It’s also nice that it goes right onto a Park so you can enjoy it walking back there and finding a Castle or the statue Anonymous. Who brings inspiration to writers who touch the pen he holds.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 September 2023
  • KBD87
    Arkansas1,153 contributions
    Impressive Statues
    We visited Heroes Square while on a Tut Tut tour and got the history from our guide. It is a nice area with impressive statues with great meaning in Hungary. The history and meaning of each statue is interesting so if you go be sure to research or have someone tell you the meanings of each statue
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Shane B
    Te Awamutu, New Zealand819 contributions
    Probably worth going with a guided tour
    Probably good rather then very good, some pretty impressive statues in a city full of statues. Ended up going here twice once with a guide once with out certainly got a lot more out of it with a guide. There were some pretty aggressive touts here only place we really run into them in Budapest. Wort 1/2 an hour perhaps an hour if you stop for a coffee.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Alina S
    Bucharest, Romania33 contributions
    Stunning view and vibe.
    Very nice place and vibrant. Any turn will bring you in the sight of a nice architecture and building. The minus is mainly displaying the heroes that also conquered Transilvania that is part of Romania, and I am naturally biased :).
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 January 2024
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Willymallaig
Mallaig, UK7 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Very cool spacious park with excellent transport links. The dude with the eagle is pretty cool as well. Would imagine in the summer it would be pretty busy so would advise getting there early
Written 2 February 2024
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GJ730
Glasgow, UK223 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
A large square with large statues quite a distance from centre. Not worth the trip, nothing else here at all. Wouldn’t recommend.
Written 14 January 2024
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Alina S
Bucharest, Romania33 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
Very nice place and vibrant. Any turn will bring you in the sight of a nice architecture and building. The minus is mainly displaying the heroes that also conquered Transilvania that is part of Romania, and I am naturally biased :).
Written 3 January 2024
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Heroes Square is a wonderful square to visit, the centrepiece of this square is the wonderful Millennium Monument, so impressive, the rows of statue's to the 7 chieftains of the Magyars is fascinating and the other row of statue's to important Hungarian historical figures looks amazing, you also have the poignant Monument Stone Of Heroes which a lot of people mistakenly believe is the Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier and all around this square are great looking buildings and the City Park ,its a square to most definitely check out if you're in the area and easy to locate along Andrassy Avenue.
Written 28 November 2023
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rfg051017
35 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Walking down the main road towards it coming from the leafy suburb to a massive open space and all the architecture Wow! We had a lovely sunny day and it was beautiful to see it in all its glory!
Written 19 November 2023
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AshaS88
Thornton Heath, UK129 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very good 😊 taking a moment to reflect on Hungarian history!

It’s a square and around there there is Vajdahund Castle which is now the Hungarian museum of architecture but very pretty
Written 16 November 2023
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legend187
Colchester, UK419 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a busy tourist area but the statues are impressive, with the park area sitting behind the entrance housing a zoo, a castle, thermal baths and some restaurants. A nice area to walk around.
Written 12 November 2023
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Shane B
Te Awamutu, New Zealand819 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Probably good rather then very good, some pretty impressive statues in a city full of statues. Ended up going here twice once with a guide once with out certainly got a lot more out of it with a guide.
There were some pretty aggressive touts here only place we really run into them in Budapest.
Wort 1/2 an hour perhaps an hour if you stop for a coffee.
Written 7 November 2023
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KBD87
Arkansas1,153 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We visited Heroes Square while on a Tut Tut tour and got the history from our guide. It is a nice area with impressive statues with great meaning in Hungary. The history and meaning of each statue is interesting so if you go be sure to research or have someone tell you the meanings of each statue
Written 4 November 2023
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Melanie H
Rushden, UK321 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
The statues are huge! The photos don’t do them justice. Fantastic architecture and right next to the thermal baths, zoo and two large museums
Written 27 October 2023
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