Heroes' Square and City Park

Address: Heroes' Square, Budapest, Hungary

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A stately square and Pest’s favourite piece of park.

The broad and noble Andrássy út – the boulevard modelled on the Champs Elysées – leads from the city centre out to Heroes’ Square. The massive square was laid out at the end of the 19th century to commemorate the 1,000th year anniversary of the founding of Hungary. A column topped by the Archangel Gabriel stands in the middle, while behind it is a curving pair of colonnades lined with statues of some of the country’s most-lauded leaders. Don’t miss the excellent Museum of Fine Arts, at the square’s northern edge. Beyond the square is Pest’s main area of greenery – the ever-popular City Park. Here you’ll find a boating lake (which becomes an al-fresco ice rink in winter), the weird and wonderful Vajdahunyad Castle (designed to showcase the country’s favourite architectural styles in a single building), the Budapest Zoo and the Széchenyi Baths.

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