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Gate of Heroes, Veszprém Town, Hungary
Name of the Artwork: Gate of Heroes and Angel statuary
Created by: Rumi-Rajki István based on plans of Pázmándy István
Date of setting: 1939
Made from: Stone
Renovated in: 2013
Location: 8200 Veszprem Castle Street No 2., Parcel number 286.
Just above the cove of the Gate in the cabins there are two stone Angels holding a bayrope in ther hands. Between the two Angels a sword can be seen coated by bay garlang and it shows the numbers of the year of World War 1: 1914-1918.
Hungary, Veszprém Town
Type of WWI-heritage
- War monument
No information available.
State of repair/preservation
The heritage is well preserved.
Historical WWI Context
The Heroes' Gate commemorates the Hungarian victims of WWI. According to the plans by István Pázmándy, it was built between 1936 and 1938. The attaching Neo-Romanesque building gives place to the Heroes' Hall, which included the sarcophagus of the Unknown Soldier from the World War 1. From the 1950s on the memorial hall served as a lapidary, where various stone carvings found in the castle district were displayed. Nowadays it hosts a renewed exhibition and a visitors' centre.
When the Heroes’ Gate was built in the mid-1930s, there were many other buildings, structures, and monuments commemorating the past under construction. At that time the Saint Stephen’s Viaduct, a true representative of advanced construction technologies, was erected, they also started to build Saint Margaret’s Church in the respectful memory of Saint (Blessed) Margaret and renovate Margaret’s Ruins, the ruins of a nunnery she was educated in. At that time the pair of statues of King Saint Stephen and Queen Blessed Gisela was erected at the northern end of the castle hill and has been dominating the view of the castle ever since.
State of legal protection
The heritage is not protected.
The owner is Municipality of Veszprém Town.
Kind of cultural use of WWI
Guided museum education tours and adult groups are welcome from Monday to Friday from 8.00 till 16.00.
Please register in advance.
Information, registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel./fax: +36 88 426-081/ ext. 18.
(the available information is on the www.utazzitthon.hu/latnivalo/veszprem site)
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Petőfi theatre , 8200 Veszprém, Óváry Ferenc u. 2.
Holly Trinity statue, 8200 Veszprém, Vár u.
Queen Gizella museum, 8200 Veszprém, Vár utca 35.
Szent Mihály basilica , 8200 Veszprém, Vár u. 18-20.
Gizella chapell, 8200 Veszprém, Vár u. 35.
Archiebishop palace , 8200 Veszprém, Vár u. 16.
Nearby Veszprém you can find:
Veszprémi zoo - game park, 8200 Veszprém, Kittenberger Kálmán utca 17
Villa Romana Baláca, 8248 Nemesvámos
Gulya hill belvedere
Admission fees: Adult: 500 Ft, Discounted: 300 Ft, Family: 1100 Ft, In groups (per person): 600/300 Ft.
Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby
For further information see: http://veszpreminfo.hu/records/places
For further information see: http://veszpreminfo.hu/records/accommodation
Further information sources
Other heritage sites nearby
Museums Private Collections
For further information see: http://laczkodezsomuzeum.hu/
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