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Saturday, 4 October 2014

Heroes on the Square

The Heroes' Square (Hősök Tere) in Budapest was built to commemorate the 1000th year of the Hungarian State with the Millennium Monument consisting an ensemble of statues. Being at the end of the most beautiful avenue in Budapest, the Andrássy Avenue, it is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Budapest.



The tallest point of the monument is the centre pillar of which the top stands the statue of Archangel Gabriel, holding the holy crown in the right hand and the double cross of Christianity in the left hand.


Flanking the centre pillar are two colonnades consisting of statues of the Hungarian kings and some other important people in the history of Hungary. On the upper corners of the colonnades are four sculptures depicting 'war,' 'peace,' 'knowledge & glory,' and 'work & welfare.'





Surrounding the bottom part of the centre pillar are statues of the seven Hungarian chieftains who led their tribes to settle down in Hungary until today.


Sunday, 28 September 2014

The Fisherman's View

The fortress-like Fisherman's Bastion is a very good vantage point for the panoramic view of the Budapest city due to its high ground. The whole waterfront of the Danube River is clearly in sight.



From here, one of the most beautiful buildings in Budapest can be admired without much obstacle. That is the Parliament Building.



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