The Liberty Statue or Freedom Statue (Hungarian: Szabadság Szobor) is a “many-faced symbol” of the Hungarian culture. Originally, it was unveiled as a memorial tothe for the “Soviet liberation” of 1945. Today, it has became the symbol of the heroes of Hungarian independence and it’s also part of the panorama.
The beautiful lady with the palm leaf in her hands stands upon Gellért Hill, making it a prominent feature of Budapest’s cityscape. Fun – or more like sad – fact that the young modell didn’t get any money for posing for the statue, and it’s also uncertain whether she was invited to its inauguration or not. But one thing is for sure: she have become part of the Hungarian history as the face of our Liberty Statue.
You may admire the Liberty Statue at anytime of the day. Join our Buda Castle tour and/or the Budapest Sunset & Night tour to discover the Liberty Statue and its neighbourhood by e-scooter!