Statue of Ferenc Rakoczi
Statue of Ferenc Rakoczi
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The area
Neighbourhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Kossuth Lajos tér • 2 min walk
  • Batthyány tér • 8 min walk

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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,931 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Couples
National hero of Hungary - Prince Ferenc Rakoczi II - was the ruler of Transylvania, the Prince of Transylvania - he was the leader of the Rakoczi's War of Independence - the uprising that broke out in 1703 and was supposed to free Hungary from the Habsburg rule - the war ended in 1711.
He had a very interesting life - born into a wealthy family (some historians are mentioning that his family was the richest in the Kingdom of Hungary in the 1600's)- and he dedicated his life to free Hungary from the Habsburgs (he died in the Ottoman empire - after his uprising failed he go exiled and accepted the invitation of the Sultan to move in the empire).
At a point in time he was offered the crown of Hungary and he refused and twice he got offered the crown of Poland but he refused that too.
The statue of Ferenc Rakoczi II can be seen near the Parliament building in Budapest , definitely a memorial suited for the great personality he was.
When you are in the area - you can stop for a few minutes and take some pics - definitely interesting.
Written 23 April 2024
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Rabih SOUAID
Düsseldorf, Germany2,217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
An equestrian statue stands next to the national Parliament in Kossuth Square, depicting a military-garbed Magyar man gracefully sitting on horseback atop a red granite pedestal, bearing a sword by his side; portraying Francis II Rákóczi, the Hungarian nobleman leading the national uprising against the Habsburg regimen in 1703-11 and thus honoured national hero of Hungary.

This monument was erected in 1935 comemorating the 200th anniversary of Rakoczi's death.
Written 3 February 2019
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,440 contributions
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Feb 2020
This has got to be one of the most impressive and imposing statues surrounding the Parliament building in Budapest.
It provides wonderful opportunities for photographers.
Written 12 September 2020
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Shine_Haridas
Dubai, United Arab Emirates228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The statue of Ferenc Rakoczi is located next to the Hungarian Parliament building. While coming from the river Danube side to the Parliament building, we stopped over and admired the beauty of this enormous statue. My baby girl was so excited about seeing the huge charging horse.
Written 23 September 2018
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,599 contributions
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Jun 2018 • Solo
This is a beautiful statue of Ferenc Rakoczi, also or better known as Prince Francis II Rákóczi, on a horse standing gracefully on its two hind legs and its forelegs off the ground. Possibly it was fashioned to show the Prince being on guard, as a protector of parliament.

Ferenc Rakoczi,. Prince Rákóczi of Transylvania (Prince of Transylvania from 1704 to 1711) and the Kingdom of Hungary. He is recognized as a National Hero of Hungary. Prince Francis was a wealthy nobleman (and for a time, the wealthiest landlord in the Kingdom of Hungary) and military leader in the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburgs in 1703-11.
Written 16 June 2018
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Located within Kossuth Lajos Square, stands the equestrian statue of Francis II Rakocz, the national hero, who lead the uprising against the Hapsburgs in the early 1700’s.
Written 24 April 2020
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,609 contributions
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Jan 2020
This is one of many statues located around the parliament building. Pretty large and nice to look at. Not sure what the story is behind this one either.
Written 14 February 2020
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Michael M
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Rakoczi statue is remarkably dynamic compared with a typical horse monument, and the story behind it is even more interesting. Rakoczi was fiercely anti-Habsburg, but his enthusiasm got far beyound his military capabilities. 18c uprising led by Rakoczi failed, so he had to flee to France. After some time, frustrated by the lack of support in Europe, Rakoczi moved to Turkey where he spent the last years of his turbulent life.
Written 12 June 2019
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rayraysworld
Warwick, UK1,961 contributions
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Apr 2019 • Couples
Another statue near Parliament. So many statues. So much history in this city. Some of it celebrated. Some of it memorial based. This Hungarian hero fought for independence.
It looks rather grand despite being next to the huge Parliament building.
Written 15 April 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,915 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
He is a local hero who fought for Hungarian independence. A popular hero among the local.A very good place to take some pictures.
Written 5 March 2019
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