Liberty Square

Liberty Square
Liberty Square

Many tourist pages and books do not write so much about this square, though it is one of the most beautiful places for some quietness, peace and a cup of coffee during the spring and summer. What make this quare so special are the buildings surrounding it, and the size of the park that is in the middle of the square.

Facing the Liberty Square you can find several buildings; Hungarian National Bank, the American Embassy, the Inter-Europe Bank and also the Hungarian State Television (MTV). In the middle of the Liberty Square you can find the last monument from communism left at its original place in Budapest (the rest has been moved to the Statue Park, just outside the city). At the monument you can see a text giving praise and thanks to the Communist troops for saving the Hungarians from the Germans (the communists “ordered” the statue, the Hungarians had to pay).

In 2006 this was the scene for some political rebellion, as people unsatisfied with the government and the Prime Minister tried to invade the Hungarian State Television to demand the resignation of the Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány.

If you would like to live in a hotel nearby, we can recommend Hotel Central Basilica or Sofitel Budapest.

Hungarian National Bank

Opening times: Between 9:00-16:00, Monday to Friday
Fees: Free
Address: 1054 Szabadság tér 8-9.
Metro stop: Arany János Utca (blue metro)
More information: Homepage

Liberty Square pictures