Heroes’ Sq is the largest and most symbolic square in Budapest, and contains the Millenary Monument (Ezeréves emlékmű), a 36m-high pillar topped by a golden Archangel Gabriel. Legend has it that he offered Stephen the crown of Hungary in a dream. At the column's base are Prince Árpád and other chieftains. The colonnades behind the pillar feature various illustrious leaders of Hungary. It was designed in 1896 to mark the 1000th anniversary of the Magyar conquest of the Carpathian Basin.
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