Heroes’ Square and City Park
What you get
Duration: 2 hours
Tour type: walking tour
Group size: up to 5
What we see: Heroes’ square, Milleneum Monument, Museum of Fine Arts (from outside), Palace of Art (from outside), Millenary Underground, City Park, Vajdahunyad Castle, City Park ice-rink, Széchenyi Bath House (from outside and reception aria from inside), Zoo (from outside), the famous Gundel Restaurant
Price: 60 €
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As the majestic gateway to Budapest’s City Park, Heroes’ Square is one of the city’s postcard superstars. The square was built for the millennial celebrations of 1896, to commemorate the first 1000 years of the Hungarian state. A huge semicircular colonnade bearing 14 statues of men whose lives had major impacts on Hungary’s history, centered by a 36-meter-tall column topped with a figure of Archangel Gabriel presenting a crown to the nation’s founding king.
While this towering monument is impressive when viewed from a distance, we can learn a lot about Hungary by taking a closer look at each of the sculptures and the high-relief artworks that dramatically depict these revered Magyars’ momentous acts.
We are going to discover also the mysterious Vajdahunyad Castle, the historic Gundel Restaurant and Zoo as we pass by the City Park Lake (ice-skating ring in winter) and the castle-like Széchenyi Bath House.
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