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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  • The statue has an amazing history behind and is in a beautiful park! The downside is to be able to take a picture amid the horde of tourists roaming the place.
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  • I can understand the enthusiasm from a sculptor who turned hidden under the hood, and yet when I was less excited, true the sculpture is interesting and nice but in the end it's just another statue, in any case it's worth coming to the park and the castle next door can be held for a moment here and also touching the pen, can't hurt.
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  • This is one of the coolest statues in a City that has literally a thousand of them. Make sure to rub his pen for good luck!
  • Intriguing story. Make sure to have lunch at the restaurant or buy something Hungarian from the market. It’s a peaceful location
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