Statues of national heroes, fine museums and a park are all part of this plaza's draw
One of Budapest's Most Iconic Public Places
At the end of Budapest's main thoroughfare, Andrássy Út, lies this impressive plaza, which merits a visit both by day and by night. Finished in 1900, it was designed around the Millennium Monument, a colonnade incorporating statues of the leaders of the seven Magyar tribes which founded Hungary in the 9th century, joined nearby by statues of other important Hungarian historical figures and by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Hősök Tere also marks the entrance to City Park and is flanked by the city's Museum of Fine Arts and the Hall of Art (a contemporary art museum). The square has played an important role in national history during the 20th and 21st centuries, such as the 1989 reburial of the 1950s Communist prime minister Imre Nagy, who challenged Soviet control and was executed for it.