The Liberty Statue or Freedom Statue in Budapest was constructed by the Soviets to signify the liberation of Hungary from the World War II invasion. An emblem of Hungarian independence - this statue's significance changed when the Hungarian patriots overthrew the Soviet rule which was perceived as more oppressive than liberating . This 46-foot bronze statue of a lady holding the palm leaf is flanked by two other statues - one on either side. Located atop Gellért Hill, the Citadella and Liberty monument offer great views of Budapest. Make sure to visit this spot during the sunrise or sunset for some spectacular skyscapes over the city.