Heroes Square In Budapest On A Foggy Day

Heroes Square In Budapest On A Foggy Day – Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Heroes Square or Hősök tere is one of Budapest’s most iconic and flamboyant monuments. Located at the end of Andrássy út, this square built in 1896 for the Millennium Celebrations is chalk full of statues of celebrated Hungarian heroes, like the seven tribal leaders that founded the country in the 9th century, St. Stephen, as well King Mathias Corvinus.

Whenever possible, I always try to avoid “tourist traps” like Heroes Square, but sometimes there are some landmarks that beg to be visited at least once and this is one of them. Yet because of it’s central location, I find myself coming here whenever I’m in Budapest. I have more photos of this place then I care to admit … at night, during the day, in winter, in summer, etc.

cherylhoward.com Newsletter

Before we go on, I’ll love you forever if you signed up for my mailing list! Click on the banner above to join more than 42,000 other people who like following my travel and Berlin life adventures.

Heroes Square In Budapest On A Foggy Day

Lucky for you, I’ve narrowed it down to a small sampling of my favorite photos from my unnecessarily large collection. One morning over the Christmas holidays, I visited Heroes Square on a foggy December day. Seeing statues of the kings and their equestrian companions cloaked in a fine grey mist added an air of mystery, darkness, and romance to the moment.

Aside from staring at all of the statues and pondering their historical significance, why else would you visit Heroes Square in Budapest? While the square was once a site for massive Communist demonstrations, it’s now used for events like concerts, fairs, and even graduation ceremonies for newly anointed policemen and women. Canadians like me certainly love the fact that part of the square is setup as an ice rink in the wintertime.

If Heroes Square isn’t your thing (do visit at least once though), it’s located next to plenty of other places that might strike your fancy. Into museums? Visit the Museum of Fine Arts or the Palace of Fine Arts. Want to relax outdoors or take in a castle? Check out the City Park. Last but not least, the site is located close to one of my favourite places in the world, Szechenyi Baths.

What do you think about Heroes Square in Budapest? Do you have any other tips for the city? Drop us a note in the comments.


Heroes Square (Hosök Tere)
Budapest, Hősök tere, 1146 Hungary

Good To Know

1) Book a hotel, flat, or hostel for your time in Budapest through booking.com.


2) Make your time in Budapest special and book a guided tour (or other experience) with Get Your Guide.

3) Do you love Budapest as we as we do here at cherylhoward.com? Then check out some of our reader’s favourite content:

If you like this post, share it on Pinterest.

*Disclosure – This post contains some affiliate links. If you book a tour or hotel, I’ll earn a tiny commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!

Founder of cherylhoward.com. Canadian in Berlin. Frequent traveller now at 43 countries and counting.


  1. @Zablon – why thank you!

    @Stephanie – thanks. I love how fog enhances pictures … I usually change mine to black and white too, mostly on bright sunny days!

    @Laurel – for sure. It’s beautiful and full of historical significance. I’ve now seen the square more times than I can count … I no longer feel the need to stop. 🙂

  2. I don’t like visiting the touristy things either, but things like Heroes Square are popular for a reason and definitely worthy of a visit.

  3. @Andrea – Thank you! I’ve become a bit obsessed with weather when I travel. I actually prefer overcast or foggy days to bright and sunny ones. 🙂

  4. @Cole – thank you! It’s worth a quick stop in the very least and you end up passing it time and time again anyway because of it’s central location.

  5. budapest is at the top of my list of places to visit, these pics make me ever more impatient

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.