Miklós Horthy Statue


A controversial statue of Hungary's intra-war leader, Miklós Horthy, considered a hero by the right wing but reviled as a fascist dictator by many others, was placed at the bottom of the steps of the Homecoming Presbyterian Church (Hazatérés református templom) in the southwest corner of Szabadság tér in 2013.

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1. Antifascist Monument

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This memorial dedicated to the 'victims of the German occupation' appeared at the southern end of V Szabadság tér in July 2014. It remains extremely…

3. Szabadság tér

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This square, one of the largest in the city, is a few minutes’ walk northeast of Széchenyi István tér. As you enter you’ll pass a delightful fountain that…

4. National Bank of Hungary

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Southeast of Szabadság tér are some of the most beautiful buildings in Pest, including the National Bank of Hungary. It has terracotta reliefs on all four…

5. Soviet Army Memorial

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At the northern end of V Szabadság tér is a memorial to the Soviet army, the last of its type still standing in Budapest.

6. Royal Postal Savings Bank

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East of Szabadság tér, the former Royal Postal Savings Bank is a Secessionist extravaganza of colourful tiles and folk motifs, built by Ödön Lechner in…

8. Gresham Palace

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This sumptuous art nouveau building facing the Danube across V Széchenyi István tér, with its gold tiles, mosaics and celebrated wrought-iron Peacock…