Zero Kilometre Stone, Budapest

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The Zero Kilometre Stone is a 3 m high limestone sculpture in Budapest, forming a zero sign, with an inscription on its pedestal reading "KM" for kilometres. This stone marks the reference point from which all road distances to Budapest are measured in the country. The reference point had initially been located at the threshold of Buda Royal Palace, but was moved to its present location by Széchenyi Chain Bridge when the crossing was completed in 1849.

The present sculpture is the work of Miklós Borsos and was erected in 1975. The first official monument, a Madonna statue by Eugene Kormendi had been set up at this spot in 1932, but was destroyed in World War II. A second sculpture, depicting a worker, was in place from 1953 until its replacement by the current one.
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  • The Zero Kilometer Stone is in a small park near the western end of Széchenyi Chain Bridge. The limestone sculpture is 3m high, forming an elongated zero, with "KM" on each side of its square base...  more »
  • This interesting yet unimposing stone sits in front of the funicular that takes you up Castle Hill. Shaped like the number zero it acts a marker from which the disttance to almost anywhere else in...  more »
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  • Very nice place at night, but gotta watch out for all the homeless people around.
  • From here I wouldn’t recommend taking the cable car up if you’re fit to walk uphill a little bit. It give you a much more enjoyable view as you go up to the castle, and you’re saving some money as well.

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