Hungarian Millennium Monument on Budapest Heroes’ Square

The Millennium Monument is one of the top attractions in Budapest, Hungary, and added with the scenic Andrassy Avenue is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Completed by the 1,000th birthday of Hungary in 1896, the Millennium Monument is dedicated to a handful of outstanding Hungarian statesmen, kings and heroes who tried to make Hungary a better place and a thriving independent country.The tall column in the middle is topped by Gabriel Archangel:

Millennial Monument Budapest 1896 - photo by Zsolt Andrasi

Millennium Monument Budapest 1896 – photo by Zsolt Andrasi

Whereas the beautiful, warmly breathing horse riders at the bottom of the column are the 7 tribal leaders of the Hungarians, who led the Magyars into its present home after years of wandering through Asian steppes:

The Seven Magyar Tribes of the Millenial Monument Budapest - photo by Zsolt Andrasi

The Seven Magyar Tribes of the Millennium Monument Budapest – photo by Zsolt Andrasi

And we can zoom in on Gabriel Archangel to see the symbols of the Hungarian kingdom in his hands:

Gabriel Archangel of the Millenial Monument Budapest - photo by Zsolt Andrasi

Gabriel Archangel of the Millennium Monument Budapest – photo by Zsolt Andrasi

The Millennial Monument is on Heroes’ Square Budapest flanked by two art museums, the Museum of Fine Arts and the more contemporary Art Hall (also called Kunsthalle), right next to the biggest park in Budapest, the City Park (Varosliget). Here is the Millennium Monument in a broader context on Heroes’ Square:

 

Heroes Square Budapest

Heroes Square Budapest – photo by Civertan Grafikai Studio

The square is usually lively with rollerbladers, scooters, BMX bikers, etc. as the marble floors of the square are excellent for seamless moves on wheels. On hot summer days though people escape to the shades.

Millennial Monument Heroes' Square Budapest

Millennial Monument Heroes’ Square Budapest (photo by Eole Wind)