Statues loved by locals and tourists in Budapest, Hungary.
Heroes’ Square (Hosok tere) – equestrian statues, statues of important political figures
Szt Gellert Statue on Gellert Hill: the statue and water fall commemorating St Gerhard / Gerardo Sagredo, the first bishop of Hungary and the educator of the son of the first Hungarian king. The statue is in the side of the hill called Gellerthegy. You can take a nice walk up to the statue (see the little figures on the bridge spanning the waterfall?) to get a good view of the Pest side.
Statue of Liberty (1947) – a 14 m tall bronze woman holding a palm frond, the Statue of Liberty is a monument on Gellert Hill, Budapest. Does it seem a socialist answer to the huge and magnificent New York one? Urban legend says that the statue was originally designed for the ultraright government, and then got turned into a tribute to the Soviet soldiers for liberating Budapest in 1945. Just a legend. The monument sits on top Gellert Hill, close to the Citadel.
Timewheel monument – the world’s largest hourglass, annually turning, 8m high, weighs 60 tonnes, commemorates Hungary’s joining the EU in 2004.
Holocaust monuments, memorials and statues
Weeping Willow, Holocaust monument
The Tree of Life is a moving monument stands in the Dohany street Grand Synagogue, and is in fact a weeping willow, a metal tree, each leaf carries the name of a Holocaust victim
Shoes on the Danube, Holocaust monument
Little Princess (Kis Kiralylany) by Laszlo Marton: it must be one of the most photographed statues (it not THE one) in Budapest.
Anonymus – anonymous hooded chronicler of the Middle Ages. The notary is hiding behind his hood in the City Park of Budapest. Now seems to be popular among Lord of the Ring fans
Statues on the Castle Hill, Budapest are not only abundant, but beautiful.
Matthias Well by Alajos Strobl- King Matthias hunting for a deer, while a young lady is trying to protect her from the vizsla dogs.
Danubius Well – a beautiful fountain in the heart of the city of Budapest, on Erzsebet square (Erzsebet is the Hungarian version of Elisabeth), right next to Deak square
Do you need luck? According to local superstitions, the (golden balls of the) statue of Andras Hadik on the Castle Hill can bring you luck when most needed.