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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  • Located within the courtyard of Vajdahunyad Castle, is this very interesting statue, of a hooded figure, titled anonymous, the unknown chronicler, hence the pen in the left hand, which is rubbed by.....  more »
  • This famous statue is located in Városliget near Vajdahunyad Castle, just walking distance from Heroes' Square. It's worth a visit, because it's an unusual statue of a notary of King Béla. (from...  more »
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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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