The Statue of Liberty on Gellért Hill in Budapest is one of the most important sights in the city. It was erected in honor of the soldiers who liberated the country in World War II and stands in front of the citadel in the Buda district. A female figure is shown holding a palm frond in the sky above her. It is clearly visible from anywhere in the city.
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Statue of Liberty in Budapest
The statue was created in 1947 and is 14 meters high. Together with the base, it is about 40 meters high. This makes it the largest of a group of three bronze statues by the sculptor Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl. All three statues were created in honor of the soldiers who liberated the country in World War II. A Hungarian nurse was the model.
Three statues by Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl
The three bronze statues by the sculptor Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl include:
- Statue of Liberty
- Dragon slayer
- Flame of freedom
From Gellért Hill you have a fantastic view of the city. After sunset, Budapest shines in a very special glow.
Budapest, 1118 Hungary