At the entrance to Budapest's City Park, Heroes' Square (or Hősök tere) features an impressive semi-circular sweep of columns and statues and a cenotaph honoring the fallen of the 1956 uprising. On either side of the square are the Museum of Fine Art and the Exhibition Hall, which now shows contemporary art.
At the peak of the semi-circle is a statue of the Angel Gabriel bestowing the Hungarian Crown on St. Stephen. Lower down is a rugged band of chieftans on horses with antler bridles - this is Árpád and other leaders from an early Magyar civilization.
Other statues represent various leaders and statesman as well as abstract values like war and peace.
We truly recommend this excellent tour of such a beautiful city with a first class guide. We visited all the important places of interest and were given plenty of time to walk around the lovely Heroes' Square and especially the very impressive castle where we even had time for a coffee break which is unusual on most city tours. We really enjoyed this experience and it represented great value for money.
great tour of Budapest on foot,we had Louis who has a great knowledge of the city's history and architecture you get the felling he would do this job for free, he loves his city.sorry we could not give him a tip we had a high value note only and found it difficult to swoop even for souvenirs they don't have enough change, Louis even paid our metro fare to and from hero's square even though its included in the tour would have given it back to him thanks for a great tour.