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This statue is located at the Buda Castle, Buda side of Budapest. There are a number of sculptures... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat P
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Springfield, Missouri
Love a bit of superstition!! Go on, give them a rub!

Situated in the classiest part of Buda, just round the corner from the fab Pest Buda bistro, it’s... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2018
Richard W
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Szentharomsag utca - Uri utca corner, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This statue is located at the Buda Castle, Buda side of Budapest. There are a number of sculptures in and around the Buda Castle and the intricacies of each statue is truly a work of art. This statue of Andras Hadik was erected in 1937...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Pat P
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Situated in the classiest part of Buda, just round the corner from the fab Pest Buda bistro, it’s worth a visit if only to attempt the tricky, but far from impossible, fear of reaching the shiny part of the statue. Highly recommended and great for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We had lunch nearby and couldn't work out why so many people were jumping up to smack the horse in the whojemaflips..... so we gave it a google and hey presto, we were next to old golden balls himself so as he left I jumped...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2018

With the abundance of statues in Budapest, this is yet another statue of a person on horseback. It is located in a side street away from the flow of traffic. Unless you happen to be passing by, you really have to make an effort to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Michael K
Reviewed May 25, 2018

While walking from St. Matthias church towards the Hospital in the Rocks we came across the statue of Hussar General Andras Hadik, mounted on his horse. The bronze statue was designed by György Vastagh Jr and placed on display in 1937. Built as a memorial...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Michael B
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Count Futaki András Hadik was the most famous hussar, Hungarian Hussar General, Imperial Field Marshal, landowner, and politician. However, he is not the primary attraction in his equestrian sculpture standing in the Uri street. At first, only the students had polished the testicles of his...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Good to see if your in the area but don’t make a special trip. You can touch the horses balls which are meant to bring good luck.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank lewisb2310
Reviewed September 21, 2017

A very nice statue, with a local tradition that if you touch the golden balls of the horse it will bring you good luck. Its a bit of a climb to reach the actual balls of the horse just to touch them

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank GarrySharon
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Felt a bit down and heard about this statue. V nice craftsmanship, and now I feel lucky! Very good, very nice.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Dom H
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a smaller statue located on a side street not far from St Mattias Cathedral. Its main draw is for university students to rub the underside of the horse for luck on exams. You can skip this one unless you're close by and would...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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