The Well of Truth

The well was created by István Szentgyörgyi in 1928 in memory of the sad events that happened in 1920: many areas had been separated from the country after World War II resulting in millions of Hungarians getting stuck across the border. On top of the well, you can see a statue which represents two women. The one who holds a sword and a scale is Justitia, the goddess of justice. The other one, who embraces Justitia symbolises the desperate Hungarians searching for hope. A little wander around the well and the palace will probably get you in a philosophical mood. “What’s the purpose of life?” “What’s true and what’s not?” It’s time to ask the biggest questions you ever thought of – Justitia may know the answer.

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