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    THE MILLENARY MONUMENT - HEROES SQUARE

    by ruki Written May 21, 2005

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    It is located in the City Park in Heroes Square. In the center stands an 85 m semicircular open colonnade divided into two parts. This two was built for the 1000 anniversary of Hungary’s existence. At the center is 36 m column with a winged Archangel Gabriel on top. In the Heroes Square there are the Museum of Fine Arts and The Exhibition Hall.

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    Millennium Monument

    by Gypsystravels Updated Mar 3, 2008

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    Dominating Heroes Square is the Millennium Momument. The monument is comprised of the Corithian column in the center and two curved colonnades to each side.

    The Corinthian column is toped with the Arcangel Gabriel who is holding King Istvan's crown and the apostolic cross. At the base of the column are statues of Prince Arpad and six of the conquering Magyar warriors and the stone in front of the column marks the "Tomb of the Unknown Solier"

    The two colonnades which are on each side of the column have allegorical compositions at each end. Statues of "great Hungarians" are arranged inside the colonades.

    The monument which commerates Hungary's Millennium Celebrations in 1896, was not completed until 1929. It was designed by Gyorgy Zala and Albert Schikedanz.

    Archangel Gabriel flanked by two colonnade Gabriel holding St Istavan Crown & Apostolic Cross Left Colonnade Right Colonnade Arpad leader of the Magyars
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    Millenium Monument

    by cjg1 Written Dec 31, 2008

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    In the center of Heros Square is the Millenium Monument. The center column had the Archangel Gabriel soaring on top holding an apostolic cross and the crown of King Istvan. The base of the column has statues of Prince Arpad and six Magyar warriors. The stone in front of the column is dedicated to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    At either side of the column are colonades with allegorical compositions and statues of great Hungarians.

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    MILLENNIUM COLUMN - HEROES SQUARE

    by balhannah Updated Mar 13, 2014

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    I'm at Heroes square and its about 10am. Tourist buses by the dozen are arriving and dropping off lots and lots of tourists. Looks like they are coming here first and then going to the Art Museums.

    I head to the Millennium Column first, as this is the focal point of Millennium monument. The column was designed in 1894 and completed in 1929 when the square got its name! Gazing upwards, I can see a statue of the archangel Gabriel.Gabriel with the Holy Crown of St. Stephen I (Szent István – the first king of Hungary) in his right hand. In his left hand, archangel Gabriel holds a two barred apostolic cross, a symbol awarded to St. Stephen by the Pope in recognition of his efforts to convert Hungary to Christianity.
    Around the base are great equestrian statues of the seven tribal leaders who founded Hungary in the 9th century and several other outstanding figures from Hungarian history.

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    The Millenary Monument

    by belgrade03 Written Nov 9, 2003

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    Andrassy street leads from the Inner City to one of Budapest’s finest open spaces, called Hosok ter (Heroes’ square). There is an 85 m semicircular open colonnade divide into 2 parts in the center of the square. This spot is dedicated to the thousandth anniversary of Hungary’s independence. At its centre, there is a 36 m column with a winged Archangel Gabriel on top, holding the Cross of Lorraine in one hand and the crown of Hungary in the other. At the pedestal, there is an equestrian group of 7 chiefs of Hungarian tribes who conquered the the country with Prince Arpad in the middle. The semicircular colonnades contain the statues of 7 sovereigns on each side with bronze reliefs below them showing scenes from their lives. There is a stone tablet in front of the main column with the incription: “In commemoration of the heroes who sacrificed their lives for national freedom and independence”.

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    Hosok tere: Millennium emlekmu

    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Jun 15, 2005

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    In the middle of the Hosok tere there is the Millennium emlekmu built in 1896 to celebrate the 1000th year after the conquer of the Hungary by the Magyar. This monument was built by Albert Schickedanz and Gyorgy Zala.
    In the middle of the monument there is a colums 36 metres high and on its top there is the statue of the angel Gabriel with the crown of S. Stephen. In the bottom of the column there are bronze equestrian statues of king Arpad and his leaders who conqered Hungary: Almos, Elod, Ond, Kend, Tas, Huba and Tohotom.

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    Millennium Monument

    by gigina Written Feb 22, 2009

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    Situated at the end of Andrassy Avenue, Heroes’ Square (or Hõsök Tere in Hungarian) is one of the most-visited attractions in Budapest, both by visitors and locals. The centrepiece of the square is the Millennium Monument, built in 1896 to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar conquest.

    Inside the niches of the two semi-circles that make up the monument you’ll find statues of famous men of Hungarian history, including kings, governors, and others held in high regard like King Stephen I, who brought Christianity to the country. Atop the semi-circles are the symbols of War and Peace, Work and Welfare, and Knowledge and Glory. Around the base of the monument are a number of equestrian statues honouring Arpad and the seven chieftains of the Hungarian tribe, who settled their people in the area now known as Hungary.

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    Hosok tere: Millennium emlekmu

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jun 15, 2005

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    On the town colonnades emicicles there are two big bronze sculptures: Work and Wealth on the left and War and Peace on the middle and Glory and Honesty on the right. Under the colonnades there are statues of Hungarian King and characters of the Magyar history.
    In the first emicicle there is (from left to right): S. Stephen; s. Ladislao, Colomano, Andrew II, Bela IV, Robert Carl of Angiò and Luis the Great.
    In the second emicicle there is: John Nunyadi, Matyas Corvin, Stephen Bocksai, gabor Bethlen, Imre Thokoly, Ferenc II Rakoczi, Lajos Kossuth.

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    by call_me_rhia Written Feb 26, 2005

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    The Millennium monument is near nothing else except a park, so for a long time I wodnered if it was worth making a trip out there. Eventually I decided to just drop by there on my way to the Szeceni baths one Sunday afternoon. What a pleasant surprise: the monument is beautiful and majestic. It has a semicircular colonnade with a bronze statue of the Archangel Gabriel (apparently he appeared in a dream to the first King of Hungary) placed high up on a pillar. Under the pillar there are 7 equestrian statues of legendary chieftains, and the two circular peristyles present statues of famous kings, emperors and personalities of Hungarian history . Of all this, the dozen of skaters on the square, couldn't care less - they just enjoyed the open space in front of the monument. Happy youth...

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  • Millenium Monument

    by Lena1979 Written Oct 25, 2005

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    Millenium monument that stands at the centre of the Heroes' Square was erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Magyar settlement. The monument consists of three parts: the column at the centre and two colonnades embracing it. At the top of the column Archangel Gabriel holds the crown of King Istvan uner whom the conversion of Hungarians to Christianity has begun. According to a legend, Archangel Gabriel appeared to Istvan in his dreams and gave him the crown. The column at the base is surrounded by Prince Arpad and six Magyar warriors on horse backs. And pay attention to the colonnades You will find personifications of War and Peace, Knowledge and Glory, and Labour and Prosperity at the top of colonnades and statues of great Hungarians within.

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    The Millennium Monument

    by mikey_e Written Jan 16, 2009

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    Hõsök tére is the incredible square that lies between the last and second last stops of M1, at the end of Andrássy út. It is a massive open area that was originally planned to mark the Millennium of the arrival of the Magyar tribes from Siberia in the Carpathian Basin, essentially establishing the Hungarian nation, in 896. The centre of the square plays host to the Millennium Monument, a huge column and a cenotaph surrounded by a chain. The cenotaph is a memorial for the heroes of the Hungarian nation and, despite the stories and rumours, there is no one buried here – it is just a monument. At the base of the monument are seven statues representing the seven tribes of Magyars who first migrated into the basin. The one in the centre, and the most prominent statue, is Árpád, the chieftain who led the Magyar migration. Of course, the sheer length of time that has passed since the event means that everything by way of visual display is an artist’s rendering and not an actual representation of the people, their likeness or even their clothes. The statue of the Archangel Gabriel at the top of the column is also significant, since it is holding the crown of Stephen (Istvan) I, the first King of Hungary and the first Hungarian monarch to be christened. The angel is also holding the cross awarded to the King by the Pope at the time of his conversion. If you’re really particular about getting lots of good shots of famous monuments, make sure to get here really early, since the entire Square fills up with tons of tourists and it can be difficult to weave your way through the various buses to find a good vantage point.

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  • Heroes' Square & Millennium Monument

    by grkboiler Updated Nov 10, 2004

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    At the end of Andrassy ut, you will reach Heroes' Square. Here you will find the Millennium Monument. It was started in 1896 to commemorate the Hungarian Millennium Celebration of the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian Invasion and was completed in 1929.

    In the center is a 120 ft (36 m) tall column and a statue of Arpad with 6 Magyar warriors. In front of him is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. At each side are colonnades with statues of important Hungarian kings and leaders inside.

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  • Millennium Monument Arpad Statue

    by grkboiler Written Nov 9, 2004

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    The statue of Prince Arpad sits at the center of the Millennium Monument. Prince Arpad was the leader of the Magyars, a nomadic tribe from the Urals. They crossed the Carpathian Mountains in 896 and reached Hungary by 907. It is said that on the very spot the Millennium Monument is located, Prince Arpad stopped his caravan when he saw the Danube and the hills of Buda in the distance. He proclaimed that this would be the home of the Magyar people.

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    Millenium monument

    by georeiser Updated Jun 23, 2009

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    The 35 meter tall Millenium monument was build in 1897. It has it's name to celebrate 1000 years of rule in Europe (896-1896). The monument is in the Heroes square surrounded by heavy traffic. My best memory of this square was that I was almost was hit by a car when I tried to cross the wide street. Budapest is a city with a great culture, nice buildings and monuments. It's not a safe place to be for pedestrians.

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    Millennial Column

    by gigina Written Feb 22, 2009

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    Soaring above the monument, you’ll see the Millennial Column, standing 118-feet-tall and topped with a statue of the Archangel Gabriel, meant to be a symbol of the Roman Catholic Church. In front of the column is the Monument of National Heroes, also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers, a tribute to Hungary’s nameless heroes of war.

    Heroes’ Square has been the site of numerous special events throughout the last century, including many Socialist holiday celebrations staged during the country’s Communist era. Pope John Paul II preached here & many heated political rallies continue to take place at this popular location.

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