Xploring Budapest: Garden Of Philosophy

  • 10 Sep 2018 11:20 AM
  • VisitBudapest.travel
Xploring Budapest: Garden Of Philosophy
This inspiring monument on Gellért Hill, by sculptor Nandor Wagner, consists of eight bronze statues, symbolizing the different religions of the world.

The five figures (Abraham, Echnaton, Jesus, Buddha and Lao Tse) around the center symbolize different cultures and religions from around the world.

The others (Mahatma Gandhi, Daruma Taishi and Saint Francis) are people from different times and cultures who influenced spiritual enlightenment.

The composition shows the development of human kind and aims for a better mutual understanding.  

Three complete sets were cast, one for Japan, one for Hungary and one for the USA. The statues presented to Hungary were unveiled in 2001.
 

Getting to Garden Of Philosophy: take buses 8E, 27, 108E, 110, 112 to Sánc utca

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