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Hős闥 tere (meaning "Heroes' Square" in Hungarian) is one of the major squares of Budapest, Hungary, rich with historic and political connotations. It lies at the end of Andr嫳sy Avenue (with which it comprises part of an extensive World Heritage site), next to City Park.
The central site of the hero's square, as well as a landmark of Budapest, is the Millennium Memorial (also known as Millennium Monument or Millenary Monument) with statues of the leaders of the seven tribes that founded Hungary in the 9th century and other outstanding figures of Hungarian history.
The construction of the memorial was started when the one thousandth anniversary was celebrated (in 1896), but it was finished only in 1929 and the square got its name then.

When the monument was originally constructed, Hungary was a part of the Austrian Empire and thus the last five spaces for statues on the left of the colonnade were reserved for members of the ruling Habsburg dynasty. From left to right these were: Ferdinand I; Leopold I , Charles III, Maria Theresa and Franz Joseph. The monument was damaged in World War II and when it was rebuilt the Habsburgs were replaced by the current figures.

unfortunately I had no tripod, so I had to use higher iso thus the grainy sky, hope you enjoy

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