Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue), Budapest

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Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue) pays tribute to the nameless storyteller and the first medieval Hungarian chronicler. Contemporary sculptor Miklós Ligeti portrayed this important historical figure as one who is hiding his face under a hood. Look for the inscription in Latin at the base of the monument, which translates to "the notary of the most glorious King Béla." Anonymus' chronicles provide an insight into medieval Hungary and the origin of the Hungarians. Locals believe that touching the figure's pen makes you a better writer. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Budapest holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Anonymus Szobor (Anonymous' Statue) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • I loved this rather ominous statue which is found on the grounds of the Vajdahunyad Castle. This is meant to depict the unknown chronicler who lived in the 12th century and served the court of King Be...  more »
  • I think that "anonymous" was a word that refers to "anonymity" in the world of the net. On the other side of the entrance to the Agricultural museum was a statue sitting with an eerie feeling.
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  • A good luck charm for writers. The park is beautiful and very large, but the statue is near the entrance adjacent to the palace that is now a museum (with a gift shop).
  • One of my favorite statues in Budapest. It's located in a park and if you don't search it, you can lose it, so pay attention!
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