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Andrassy Street
Heroes Square by night

Andrássy Avenue is a 2310-metre boulevard lined with buildings in uniform architecture and linking the City Centre with the City Park.

 

Andrássy Avenue, including the Millenium Underground Railway, running beneath the surface, as well as Heroes' Square, located at its end, was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 2002. It accommodates the crème de la crème of Eclectic-style buildings in Budapest, among them a wealth of residential houses with wonderful and intimate inner courts, statues and foundations as well as the Opera House, built on the plans of Miklós Ybl.

 

Heroes Square

Located at the end of Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square is the entrance to the City Park as well as one of the most spectacular venues in Budapest. The three main sites of the square include the Hall of Art, built in 1896, the Museum of Fine Arts, inaugurated in December 1906, as well as the Millenium Monument, linking both buildings visually. The latter includes a 36-metre central column, topped by a statue of the archangel Gabriel who holds the Holy Crown as well as a two-barred apostolic cross, the same way as the founder of the Kingdom in Hungary, St. Stephen did in his sleep according to a legend.

 

The crescent-shaped monument was built in Eclectic style. The semi-circular arcades of the monument on the left and right-hand side each hold bronze statues of seven outstanding personalities of Hungarian history.

 

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