An interesting choice of the designers of the statue is that they chose his not so successful crusade against the Holy Land rather than the release of his Golden Bull of 1222.

In 1217, the Royal Fleet arrived in Akko, where the Hungarian and German forces assembled to liberate Jerusalem. He received his name Andrew of Jerusalem here. Andrew’s army was victorious at Bethsaida and fought for the fortress of Mount Tabor. After only a few months, Andrew abandoned his campaign because he thought his army was not suitable enough to capture Jerusalem.

After returning home, the king encountered a great crisis in Hungary. The appointed governor had been chased away by rebellious lords. This dissatisfaction led to the creation of the Golden Bull of 1222, which defined the rights of noblemen for centuries.

The statue of Andrew II is a creation of Károly Senyei.