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For Hungarians, the statue of Jozsef is to commemorate an important figure in its history. For visitors, this is an eye catching statue that is within easy walking distance from the Parliament buiulding. Its strategic location also marks an area which offers a great view...More
The Hungarian poet Attila Jozsef who lived from 1905-1937, has his birthday April 11 celebrated as National Hungarian Poetry Day. The seated bronze statue depicting him deep in thought is located beside the Danube just south of the great Parliament building. His poem about the...More
This statue sits on the steps near the Parliament buildings and not far from the shoe monument along the Danube River. The poet died before the Nazi atrocities at this site, but the placement of the two, makes one feel there is a connection. Thought...More
We visited this lonely guy sitting by himself on the steps. We were on the Pest side and were going to the Shoes monument. Not sure of the whole story on this guy, but Budapest has a lot of interesting monuments
When he wrote the beautiful poem, the”By the Daube” he didn’t know that some 80 -90 years later on, his statue will sit there “ On the bottom step that from the wharf descends " forever. On the side of the step underneath him, there...More
I guess what I love the most about this statue is its placement - on some stairs in such a way that you can sit next to him, in front of him, behind him or stand in any of these positions allowing a great photo....More
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention
and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.