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A walkway that bears the name of the canoeing legend from Csepel
A bronze statue of the world-class canoeist György Kolonics, who died tragically young, was unveiled in Csepel on 4 June 2019, which would have been his 45th birthday. This area of Budapest is where he set off on his journey towards sporting success. The walkway along the bank of the Kis-Duna has also borne his name since that day.
Memorials of the “Galloping Major”
Ferenc Puskás, or as most people know him, Öcsi Puskás, is a name that is known all over the world. There are several works of art commemorating the legendary sportsman in both Budapest and Zala County.
The graves of the Golden Team
The Golden Team, the most successful Hungarian national football team of all time, is legendary the world over. None of the team are still alive but football fans may want to visit their graves.
Olivér Halassy, the Legend of Hungarian Water Polo
The early 20th century provided no shortage of Hungarian heroes in aquatic sports: Olivér Halassy, who made his mark in both swimming and water polo, was one such giant. You can visit the statue of the legendary athlete in front of the sports and leisure centre in Újpest that bears his name.
The Olympic Memorial and the Wall of Olympic Athletes in Olimpia Park
The greatest celebration in the world of sports, the Olympics, has been a cradle of success for Hungarian athletes for decades. One the nicest parks in Budapest is a tribute to the Hungarian Olympic, Paralympic and Deaflympic champions, as well as to the Olympic ideal.
The tomb of Ferenc Puskás in St. Stephen’s Basilica
Ferenc Puskás (whose nickname was Uncle Öcsi) is the most legendary figure in Hungarian football. Since his death is tomb has become a popular tourist destination. Visit the crypt of St. Stephen’s Basilica in the centre of Budapest.