Squares, Parks and Playgrounds
The Millennium Monument in the middle of the square was erected to commemorate the 1000-year-old history of the Magyars (Built in 1896). Archangel Gabriel stands on top of the center pillar, holding the holy crown and the double cross of Christianity. The seven chieftains who led the Magyar tribes to Hungary can be seen on the stand below.
Since 2002 the Millennium Monument together with Andrásy Avenue is part of UNESCO’s prestigious World Heritage sites.
Statues from the left side:
-The couple of Labor and Wealth (on the left colonnade)
-Stephen I of Hungary, King St. Stephen receives the crown from an emissary of the Pope ( You can see the holy crown in the Parliament of Budapest)
-Ladislaus I of Hungary, King St. Ladislaus slays the Cumanian abductor
-King Coloman prohibits the burning of witches
-King Andrew II leads a crusade to the Holy Land
-King Béla IV rebuilds the country after the Mongol invasion
-King Ladislaus IV defeats Ottogar at the battle of Marchfeld
-King I Nagy Lajos (Luis the Great)-son of Charles Robert, during his reign Hungary reached the greatest expansion of its territory
-Man with a Snake the symbol of War
-The female statue of Peace
-John Hunyadi, The Siege of Belgrade (1456)
-King Matthias – a Renaissance King who made Buda Europe’s cultural centre in the 15th century, Matthias Church in Buda castle is named after him.
-István Bocskay, Hajdú soldiers defeat the Habsburg imperial forces
-Gábor Bethlen – prince of Transylvania in the 17th century, leader of an anti-Habsburg uprising
-Imre Thököly – leader of Hungarian Protestants against the Habsburg rule
-Ferenc Rákóczi- leader of the War of Independence against the Habsburgs in the 18th century
-Lajos Kossuth – great patriot and statesman, leader of the 1848/49 War of Independence
-The couple of Knowledge and Glory (on the right colonnade)
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