The monumental Heroes' Square, at the northern end of Andrassy Avenue, was intentionally conceived as the elegant 19th-century boulevard's spectacular end-point or visual focus. Ideally therefore it should be approached along the Avenue, and on foot -- or, as purists maintain, at the rather faster pace and higher viewpoint afforded by travel on horseback! If neither of these modes of travel is practical however, the square has its own metro station (Hosok ter, Metro line 1), which indeed also was part of the original design. In the centre of the immense square is a 36-metre (120-ft.) high column, topped by the winged Archangel Gabriel. According to legend, Gabriel appeared to the future St. Stephen of Hungary in a dream, and brought him the Hungarian crown. At the base of the column, suitably large and fierce, are the chieftains of the original seven Hungarian clans; while behind, in the two colonnades, a chronological sequence shows kings and leading personages of Hungarian history figured in appropriate poses. The elegant atmosphere of the square is enhanced by the two impressive matching classical facades (Museum of Fine Arts, and the Exhibition Gallery) on the left and right sides.
Our apartments are located in the downtown Budapest, The most known sights of the town you can find around our apartments.
In the immediate neighborhood of the
- Andrassy Cultural Boulevard
- Liszt Ferenc square (many sidewalk cafes)
- Hungarian State Opera, Operetta, moolin rough
- Millenium metro (Octogon station. Yellow line M1)
- Nyugati Pu. (Western Railway Station and metro station. Blue line M3)
- Westend City Center ( the largest shopping center of Central Europe)