This series presents the enchanting buildings, spaces and scenery of the Hungarian capital. One of Budapest’s highlights is Heroes Square, at the end of Andrássy Avenue. The square is also the entrance to the Városliget city park. It was constructed as part of the celebrations marking the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian conquest. Statues of 14 historically significant figures are presented on the square, with an obelisk topped by the Archangel Gabriel in the centre. Heroes Square won the Grand Prize at the 1900 World Exhibition in Paris. It is Budapest’s most characteristic and spacious square, bordered by the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art on two sides.
Front: The front of the medal has the legend “HŐSÖK TERE”, with the statue of the Archangel Gabriel in the foreground and the master mark of the designer.
Back:The back of the medal features a panorama of the Danube banks in Budapest. The panorama of the Danube banks in Budapest covers an area of sixty hectares and has been protected as a World Heritage site since 1987. The banks of the Danube from Margaret Island to the Szabadság Bridge are part of this heritage, including the architectural ensemble of the Buda Castle District, the Gellért Hill, the Szabadság statue, the Citadel and the Gellért baths on the Buda side, and the Parliament building, the headquarters of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Gresham Palace, the Vigadó theatre and the Belvárosi parish church on the Pest side. The mint mark BP. and the purity (.999) are found on the back of the medal.
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