The main squares of Budapest

In the capital of Hungary, Budapest is full of squares of various sizes and importance.

Is the so-called main squares - those that are in the Tops of the sights of the city and past which will, perhaps, few tourist. Such areas are located in the center of the city, they are landmarks and interesting objects.

And there are those who there is nothing special about, they are less visible and visited.

Some squares are small squares, places for rest, playgrounds. Other areas attract the attention of fountains, museums or historic buildings, concentrated around areas.

The territory of Budapest is divided into two parts: pest - East (on the Danube), a lowland and a large part of the city; Buda - Western, predominantly hilly and the smaller part of the Hungarian capital.

The main square on the pest side

Heroes ' Square

Heroes ' square (Hősök tere) is one of the most important, the largest and most visited areas of Budapest.

Heroes ' square is geographically included in the boundaries of the Park Varosliget and is considered its main entrance.

The square was formed for the celebration of the Millennium of Hungary. It was then the monument to the Millennium, which is the main decoration of the square.

Currently, the square hosts concerts, festivals and other events, and on both sides of the center square museums: the Museum of fine arts and Palace of arts, the so-called Mucsarnok. Read more about Heroes ' square...

Liberty Square

Freedom square (Szabadsag ter) - a public space - one of the largest squares in Budapest.

Liberty square has a rectangular shape, its center is a square with a fountain, Seating areas, pedestrian areas and children's Playground.

Also on the square are monuments and monuments, and around the perimeter of the towering historical buildings, including the monument to the Victims of the German occupation, the monument to the Soviet soldiers, the building of the Hungarian national Bank, the former home of the Budapest stock exchange and the U.S. Embassy. Read more about Liberty square...

The Kossuth Square

Area of Lajos Kossuth or just the Kossuth square (Kossuth Lajos ter) is perhaps the most famous and visited square in Budapest.

In the square are historical buildings of Hungary, as well as memorials and monuments, including the majestic and unrivalled Hungarian Parliament building, Palace of Justice, the building of the Ministry of agriculture, chocolate Museum and St. read More about Kossuth square...

Széchenyi Square

The Szechenyi Istvan square or just the square Szechenyi (Szechenyi Istvan ter) is named after count istván section is a very popular item among visitors to the city.

Through the area are many Hiking trails in Budapest.

On the square:

- the Gresham Palace (Gresham-palota), which is the main decoration of the square and built in the early 20th century in the art Nouveau style as an office-residential center for senior employees of Gresham.

Currently, the walls of the historic Gresham Palace is one of luxury Budapest hotels - 5-star Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, many of the rooms overlooking the Danube river, scenic hill, Buda castle and the gellért hill on the Buda side;

- also: the building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, sculpture, monuments, casino Las Vegas 5-star luxury hotel Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge. Read more about széchenyi square...

Vigado Square

Vigado square (Vigado ter) located along the Pest embankment.

The main decoration of the square stands Vigado concert hall, the full name of the Pesti Vigado or the Pest vigadó hall, can also be known as Redoubt (Vigado, Pesti Vigado, Redoute), which is the second largest concert hall in Budapest.

The building was erected in 1865.

In the walls of the Vigado, in addition to concerts and other events, there are also exhibition halls, a restaurant and café, there is a panoramic terrace on the 6th floor which offers views of the Danube, the Pest embankment and the old Buda side. Read more about Vigado...

The Area Of Elizabeth

The area of Elizabeth or Erzsebet square (Erzsebet ter) is one of the most visited areas of pest.

The center of the square forms a square with a fountain Danubius (Danubius-kut) is the largest green area in the historic pest.

Also on the square are cafes, places to stay and a Ferris wheel.

Square of St. Stephen

The St. Stephen square (Szent Istvan ter) - public space in the center of pest.

The square hosts concerts, festivals and other public events.

The main decoration of the square is the Basilica of St. Stephen, or St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan-bazilika) is a Roman Catholic Basilica (Church), is the most important Church building in Hungary, which is one of the most beautiful, important spiritual and tourist attractions of the country.

The Basilica is built in the neoclassical architectural style, in terms of an equilateral cross. On the dome of the Basilica there is a circular open area, giving a 360° view of Budapest. Read more about Basilica of St. Stephen...

Square Jozsef Nador

Square, square Jozsef Nador (Palatine, Jozsef nador ter / Jozsef nador square) is a popular, although located in the historic centre of pest.

In the middle ages the territory of present square was outside of pest, and was built on the ruins of Roman fortifications and surrounded by city walls in the 12th century.

The square is notable for the statue in behalf of the Palatine józsef and graceful sculptural fountain. The perimeter of the square is decorated with historical buildings.

The Deák Ferenc Square

The deák Ferenc square (Deak Ferenc ter) is a major transportation hub of Budapest, near the square is a bus and tram stop, and under the square are lines M1, M2 and M3.

The area was developed in the early 19th century.

The square is notable for the Lutheran Church called the Lutheran Church at Deak square (Deak teri evangelikus templom) and the oldest and most well-known Evangelical Church.

The Church was built Michigam Pollack in 1799 - 1808.

Square Verasmart

Verasmart square (Vörösmarty ter), which leads to the váci street, was named after the Hungarian poet and writer mihály vörösmarty (1800-1855) was in 1926.

A monument of Carrara marble, dedicated to Verasmart adorns the center of the square.

Also on the square of Verasmart is the lion fountain or fountain Leon (Oroszlanos kut), built in 1985 on the site of the well and decorated with stone statues of four lions and the iron lamppost, which dates from an earlier period.

Of the buildings around the square especially remarkable house gerbo (Gerbeaud-haz), built in 1858-1862 and which is a building in art Nouveau style. Currently, the first floor is the famous Cafe "Garbo" (Cafe Gerbeaud) - one of the biggest and best-known coffee-house in Europe. Read more about square Verasmart...

Franciscan square

Franciscan also Francecca area or the area of Fereneze (Ferenciek tere) and the Church on the square, which is its centerpiece, was built between 1250 and 1260 years.

The original Gothic Church was small, so the Franciscan fathers began to build a new Church in 1727. The Baroque Church, preserved to our days, was consecrated on 21 September 1743.

Square elongated cafés and restaurants, is also noteworthy:

- monument "the well of the Spirits" (Nereidak Kutja);

- the neo-Renaissance building of the University library (Egyetemi Könyvtar), opened in 1876 and is one of the largest libraries in Budapest and holds within its walls one of the oldest collections of books in Hungary;

historical building, referred to as the"Paris courtyard" (Moulin-Rouge), which originally served as the headquarters of the Central savings Bank and built in 1817. This building was one of the first modern office buildings in Hungary.

The courtyard on the ground floor is a Parisian court, which, in turn, is the only remaining yard of its kind in Budapest in the early 20th century.

Currently, the walls of the building are: a café and restaurant, a business centre and 5 star hotel Parisi Udvar Hotel Budapest.

Area Pevam

Area Pevam (Fővam ter) located near Budapest's great market hall and Liberty bridge. From the square runs the main tourist and shopping street of Budapest - Vaci street.

On the square are cafes and restaurants, there are places for relaxation, a small fountain and a small Playground. And around the area focused historical buildings.

University square

University square (Egyetem ter) is notable for the building of the law faculty of the University name of the University Eotvos Lorand, University Church and, most importantly, a fountain "the Book" (the fountain of "Open book").

The size of the small fountain, however the fountain is impressive - there is something fascinating, graceful.

Fountain the Book substitutes a marble fountain in the form of a large open in the middle of the book, from cover every few seconds, rise up jets of water, creating the illusion of turning invisible pages. Read more about the fountain Book + video of the fountain...

Eiffel square

Square Eiffel (Eiffel ter) is a public garden with Seating and a café. Nearby is a modern business centre.

Square is the historic building of the railway station Budapest-Nyugati ("Western station" / Budapest-Nyugati), built to replace an older station had already not meeting the increased requirements of the city. The new station was opened on 28 October 1877.

The main square on the Buda side

Square, Buda castle

The main visited area of the side Buda situated on the Castle hill (Castle hill) within the Buda castle, which is a kind of city within a city, and a treasure trove of interesting objects, museums and Budapest is a Paradise for lovers of panoramic views.

The main square of the Buda castle:

- St. George's square, also known as St. George's square (Szent György ter) is one of the main squares in the castle district of Buda.

In the middle ages the area was a prominent place in the city of Bodø.

In the Western part of the square you can see the historic remains of the former buildings and walls, and on the square are: the Sandor Palace, the building of the castle theatre and the upper station of the funicular to the Castle hill.

Along the entire area of the former fortress walls is a Western viewpoint that gives a panoramic view of the Western part of Budapest, including the district of Krisztinavaros (Krisztinavaros). Read more about St. George's square...

- square of the Holy Trinity or Trinity square (Szentharomsag ter), which is formed around Matthias Church.

Currently, the square is the heart and center of the Buda castle.

On and around the square arethe old town hall of Buda; the Holy Trinity column; Matthias Church; the bronze equestrian statue dedicated to Saint Stephen I and the Fisherman's Bastion;

- the Vienna gate square or the square in front of the Vienna gate (Becsikapu ter) is a public space located in the North-Eastern corner of the Castle.

On the square, the Vienna gate are: the building of the Hungarian national archives, the memorial fountain, the Vienna gate, the monument to "repatriation Budvar" or the statue of an angel, the Lutheran Church Budavar and historic buildings. Read more about square, the Vienna gate...

- Kapitanskaya area (Kapisztran ter), located in the North-Western part of the Buda castle.

The square is notable: the building of the district of the municipality of Budapest district I and the military history Museum of the city and tower of Mary Magdalene, which is the main attraction of the area. Read more about Buda castle and all its attractions...

The Area Of Gellért

Square of St. Gellert (Szent Gellert ter) located near the Liberty bridge and the southern slope of the Gellert hill.

In the square is remarkable in a historic building in late art Nouveau style, completely built in 1918. Thirty years later, the two server blocks were separated.

Today the building is located gellért thermal bath and the eponymous 4-star Danubius hotel Gellert offers a restaurant, bar, private Parking, free Wi-Fi and Breakfast included in the room rate.

The Nikolaev area

The Nikolaev area (Ybl Miklos ter) is remarkable primarily because it is located a historical monument, exhibition and Museum dedicated to the First world war and partly of the Bazaar, the Royal garden, which is a series of arcades with galleries, pavilions and terraces in the neo-Renaissance style and is one of the architectural jewels of the historical part of Buda. Read more about the Market the Royal garden...

Area Dobratin

A small green square Dobratin (Döbrentei ter) located near the Western end of Elizabeth bridge.

On the square, a remarkable monument to Queen Elizabeth (Erzsebet kiralyne szobra).

Adam Clark Square

Adam Clark square (Clark Adam ter) located near the Western end of Chain bridge.

The square is notable: the lower station of the funicular to the Castle hill, a tunnel under the Castle hill and kilometre Zero ("0" kilometerkő), which is a three-meter stone sculpture in the form of numbers "0" (zero), which symbolizes the beginning of the starting point of the main road kilometre numbering for the road network of Hungary.

Square The Bowl Of Silage

On the square in the bowl of Szilagyi (Szilagyi Dezső ter) a remarkable Church called the reformed Church on the square in the bowl of silage.

Batthyany Square

Batthyany square or Batthyany (Batthyany ter) is named after count Lajos Batthyany, a member of the Hungarian uprising of 1848.

The square is notable: St. Anne's Church and the market (VI. Vasarcsarnok), located in a historic building.

The Crown

Small and not very similar to the square - the crown (Korona ter) has attracted attention because within it is the Hungarian Museum of trade and tourism, also known as the Museum of Commerce and hospitality.

The Museum's collections tell about the history of trade (domestic wholesale and retail, international, financial, etc), hospitality industry (hotel business), as well as the tourism industry, presented as an interactive exhibition.

The Museum has both permanent and changing (temporary) exhibitions.

Florian area

Before the square was the entrance to the Roman settlement Aquincum.

St. Florian's square (Florian ter) is one of the main squares of óbuda (Buda) where is the business and shopping centre Florian (Florian Business Center), as well as parkland and is surrounded by several attractions:

- votive altar (Fogadalmi oltar), which is a sculptural group and initially built parts between 1758 and 1763 over the years, as a symbol of protection from earthquakes, floods, fires, and plague;

- ruins of Roman baths (Roman Bath Museum) - part of the ruins, once part of the ancient city of Aquincum. The remains located under the bridge;

- reformed Church óbuda (Obudai reformatus templom), known as the old Calvinist prayer house in Budapest.

Main square of óbuda and the area of the Holy spirit

The main square (Fő ter) and the area of the Holy spirit (Szentlelek ter), located in Radom, it is remarkable that within them is the Palace Zichy (Zichy-kastely) - two-storey building in the Baroque style, originally built on the ruins of a Church count miklós Zichy in the years 1746-1757.

Outbuildings of the Palace complex was completed a little later, between 1754 and 1757 years. Staircase and chapel of the main building was decorated with frescoes, and their furnishings contrasted with the aristocratic atmosphere of the castles of those times.

After the death of miklós Zichy his widow donated the property to the crown in 1766, in exchange for an annuity.

Currently, the buildings of the Palace complex there are: Museum of óbuda, memorial Museum of Lajos Kassák, the Museum of Victor Vasarely, also known as the Museum of fine arts Vasarely and concert hall "the Garden Kobuchi", located in the courtyard.

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