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Hõsök tere (Square of the heroes) was commissioned for the millenium celebrations and lies at the end of Andrassy Street. The column in the centre is 36 metres high, topped by a figure of the Archangel Gabriel holding aloft the crown of Hungary and the apostolic cross (below left). The pedestal is encircled by figures of the seven conquering Magyar tribal chiefs (below right). The two semi-circular arcs of collonades house 14 statues, representing 14 statesmen of Hungary, commencing with Stephen I on the left to Lajos Kossuth on the right.

Beyond the square lies City Park