Heroes’ Square

Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere) is an awe-inspiring space in District XIV, enthralling its visitors. This vast space is surrounded by classical monuments such as the Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum) and the Palace of Arts (Műcsarnok), lying in the vicinity of City Park (Városliget).

The Millenium Monumet replaced the Gloriette quelle in 1895, while the crescent shaped colonnade with the statues of kings and statesmen were erected between 1905-1910. The construction of the square was still not quite finished in 1929 when the Memorial of the Heroes of the nation (in the form of a marble stone) was placed in its centre, hence the name. The square used to be a park with trees but was finally covered by a decorated stone surface for the Eucharistic Congress in 1938, creating room for the masses. This is not only a place with monuments, it also serves as start-finish point for several national or international running races too.