Thanks to the majestic, crescent-shaped monument complex on the square, called Millennium Monument (often also referred to as Heroes’ Square), it often appears on postcards all around the world, and has gained significant Instagram-fame in recent years. It’s adored by tourists and locals alike and serves as a popular place for get-togethers up to this day.
Read on and discover more about the history and location of Heroes’ Square and get familiar with the monuments that make up the Millennium Monument.
Heroes’ Square is located in the 14th district, at the end of Budapest’s Champs-Élysées, Andrássy út. Behind the square, you can find Városliget, the city’s second largest public park, which is home to Vajdahunyad Castle, the Budapest Zoo and Széchenyi thermal bath.
- Is Heroes’ Square in the city center?
- Heroes’ Square is really close to the city center, just about 1.7 miles away from Deák Ferenc tér. If you choose to get there on foot, make sure you walk along Andrássy út and check out the building of the Opera as well. If you want to use public transportation, just use a Hop-on Hop-off bus or metro line 1, and you can easily get there in 10 minutes from the city center.
- Are there more statues on Heroes’ Square?
- Inaugurated in 1849 as the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) is the oldest bridge in Budapest.
- Can you walk on Heroes’ Square?
- Absolutely. The square itself is closed off from traffic, so you’re free to move around and take picture from the perfect angle.