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3. Hosok Tere - Varosliget - The Square of Heroes
Budapest: The construction of Heroes' Square began in 1896 and was concluded in 1924 under the guidance of the architects Fulop Herzog and Albert Schickedanz. The year 1896 is significant, it is 1000 year anniversary of the conquest of the country by the Magyars. The work was finished by 1929 under the guidance of the architects Fulop Herzog and Albert Schickedanz and the sculptor Gyorgy Zala who designed the grandiose monument to the millennium in the centre of the square which is flanked by two semicircular colonnades decorated with statues.
Budapest: The 36 meters high central column is 'crowned' with the archangel Gabriel.
Budapest: Monument to Hoseink Emlekere???
Budapest: Below, in Heroes Square, the column supporting the statue of the Angel Gabriel are groups of equestrian sculptures depicting Prince Arpad and xix commanders who led the conquest of the country.
Budapest: From the designs of Schickedanz, two imposing buildings were to be built, one on each side of the millennium monument. The first to be constructed was the Art Gallery (Mucsarnok) with a mixture of classical and eclectic styles, both popular at the time.
Budapest: The 'old' gallery which was hosting a Turner exhibition (Sept. 2009)
Budapest: The 'later' gallery in Heroes Square. On the other side of the monument is the Museum of Fine Arts (Szepmuveszeti Muzeum, Mucsarnok) built in 1906 in neo-classical style. The building has portico of Corinthian columns and is gloriously decorated on all side. The sheer beauty and bright colours and gilding is most impressive.
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