Heroes' Square (Hosök Tere)
Originally built in 1896, Heroes' Square today is a top tourist attraction. Stop by to marvel at the Millenary Monument, and the statues of Magyar chieftains. A great way to visit Heroes' Square is by strolling up Andrassy Avenue (Andrássy út), a lovely boulevard that's home to cafés and historic buildings.
To see more of the city in less time, visit Heroes' Square on a Budapest sightseeing tour. Consider hop-on hop-off bus tours, walking tours, or Segway tours. Most tours pass by Heroes' Square and may offer other inclusions, like a Danube cruise, hotel pickup, or lunch at a local restaurant. Bike tours are also a great option, while floating bus tours offer the perfect hybrid—see the city from the water, and by land.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Heroes' Square is a famous public space that's free to visit.
- Private Budapest city tours—and multi-city transfer tours—are an ideal way to see Heroes' Square, and take your time, with a flexible itinerary.
- For a different view of the city, and Heroes' Square, try a tuk-tuk tour.
How to Get There
Heroes' Square is hard to miss—it's situated at the end of Andrassy Avenue, at the entrance to City Park. See the square easily on a half- or full-day tour, since both typically include a stop at Heroes' Square. Independent travelers can choose to take public transit. Hop on the M1 metro (the yellow line) to the H?sök Tere stop.
When to Get There
You can visit Heroes' Square during the day—and pair it with a trip to the park, or Széchenyi Thermal Bath—or visit at night to see the monument lit up. The square is busiest in mornings and evenings after work hours, and tends to be quiet during the day. Winter in Budapest can be chilly and gray, so plan to visit in spring, summer, or fall.
Visiting the Museum of Fine Arts Facing Heroes' Square, visitors find Budapest's Museum of Fine Arts. Uncover a sizable collection of European works, the restored Romanesque Hall, and the nationally-revered Old Hungarian Collection. The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, and closed on Mondays. Though the museum charges a small entry fee, Budapest Card holders are admitted free.
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