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A lonely forgotten statue

With the abundance of statues in Budapest, this is yet another statue of a person on horseback. It... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
Michael K
if anybody touch's the horse’s golden testicles it will bring them good luck

While walking from St. Matthias church towards the Hospital in the Rocks we came across the statue... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2018
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29 Jun 2018
“A lonely forgotten statue”
25 May 2018
“if anybody touch's the horse’s golden testicles it will bring them good luck”
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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

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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

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

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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.

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

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.

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

Thank Tom H
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Apparently if you touch the Golden balls of the statue of the mounted Andras Hadik it brings you good luck!!! So legend says. They are that colour because the base metal being exposed. As statues go it's ok.

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Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

The true meaning of this statue is lost due to the folklore of touching the testicles helping to bring good luck. The patina is rubbed off & leaves the bronzed shiny balls.

Thank YNWATravelBug
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

This was a different kind of trip as it's apparently good luck to touch the horses golden balls , hard to get up to the horse due to slippery stone but was a giggle.

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