Budapest (Hungary) - 2015 - Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes Square

by Björn Roose November. 10, 2018 455 views
Budapest - Halászbástya (Fisherman's bastion)

Budapest - Halászbástya (Fisherman's bastion)

Budapest - Halászbástya (Fisherman's bastion)

Budapest - Halászbástya (Fisherman's bastion)

Budapest - Hősök tere (Heroes square)

Budapest - Hősök tere (Heroes square)

Budapest - Hősök tere (Heroes square)

Budapest - Hősök tere (Heroes square)

Budapest - Hősök tere (Heroes square)

Budapest - Hősök tere (Heroes square)

Budapest is plenty of interesting views, buildings, corners and streets. I've travelled the city intensely on three occassions and only after the third time (total stay: a month or so) I dared say that I had seen the most notable things. That is: till I came home and got confronted with pictures of places in the city which I had totally missed and which, of course, seemed very interesting too :-(

However, even if you're only staying in the city once in your life and have a more limited time at your disposable, you're most probably gonna visit the subjects of this blog: Hősök tere and Halászbástya. Or, for those not knowing Hungarian, Heroes Square and Fisherman's Bastion.

The latter (a few details in #1 and #2) is a bit of a tourist trap, but together with the rest of the Buda centre (as mentioned before, Budapest exists of two former cities, Buda and Pest) it's definitely worth a visit and accessible for free (information in English here). The first attracts lots of tourists too (there's some nice musea around the square too), but it's all about history, so people who don't care about that will probably just stay long enough to have a look at the statues. The square is thus not overpopulated with tourists (and it's big: for the reburial of Imre Nagy in 1989 250,000 people gathered here).

Anyway, the enormous monument of which you see details in #3, #4 and #5 was erected to commemorate the 1000 year old history of the Hungarians (Magyarok) in 1896. On the center piece (#5) there's the seven chieftains who led their tribes into the valleys, on the center pillar you'll find the archangel Gabriel, on the colonnades there's plenty of kings and other historical figures, on top of the colonnades there's a number of classical mythical depictions (#3). When the monument was rebuilt after it's destruction in WWII the five statues on the left of the colonnade were replaced by others. The original statues depicted members of the Habsburg dynasty (which was in 1896 as head of the Austro-Hungarian Dual Monarchy the ruling dynasty), the nowadays statues depict Hungarian freedom fighters (#4).

As always: I do not repost all my previous Flickr photos to Photoblog, but ... I have all my photos on another medium too: Pinterest. You'll find all my Budapest 2015-pictures here.

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