The Szabadság Szobor or Statue of Liberty (sometimes Freedom Statue) in Budapest
, was first erected in 1947 in remembrance of the Soviet conquest of Hungary during World
War II. Its location upon Gellért Hill makes it a prominent feature of Budapest's cityscape.
The 14 meter tall bronze statue stands atop a 26 meter pedestal and holds a palm leaf. Two smaller statues are also present around the base, but the original monument consisted of two more originally that have since been removed from the site and relocated to Statue Park. The monument was designed by Zsigmond Kisfaludi Stróbl. According to Kisfaludi Stróbl himself the design was originally made for the memorial of István Horthy and would in that role have featured a human child instead of the palm leaf that was a Soviet addition.