Dísz tér - Hungarian Soldiers' Memorial

The Soldiers' Memorial, 1893The memorial was erected in 1893 to commemorate the reoccupation of Buda Castle on May 21st, 1849. The composition is the work of the sculptor György Zala. On the hard lime-stone pedestal a Hungarian soldier is shown stepping up onto a gun-barrel and holding sword in his right and a flag in his left, with the inscription: "Freedom or death". A winged angel holds a wreath above the soldier's head.

 

 

The inauguration of the Soldiers' Memorial, May 1893

The Soldiers' Memorial, around 1900

The Soldiers' Memorial with the picture of Lajos Kossuth

Dísz square