Elvis Presley Square… decision

Elvis Presley Tér
Elvis Presley Tér

We earlier wrote about the chance for Hungarian between 12 squares, deciding which was to be named after Elvis Presley. As all votes had arrived the winner was the square located on the Buda side of the Margaret Bridge. But, due to the fact that this location has strong connections to Poland they decided to let another place receive the name instead. Therefore the square that will be renamed after Elvis Presley is located where Ferenc Körút meets Üllői út, just in front of the Museum of Applied Arts.

That means that most people coming to Budapest from the airport will meet this square on the way to town!

Elvis Presley Square in Budapest

Soon Elvis Presley will give name to a new square in Budapest. In 1957 Elvis supported the uprising of the Hungarians against the Communists, and due to this the local government of Budapest has decided to dedicate a square to Elvis Presley. There are 12 different squares participating for the title, and at www.budapest.hu you can vote for your own favorite (as far as we can see it is only possible to vote at the Hungarian version of the page).

Who knows, maybe next time you visit Budapest you can visit the Elvis Presley square as well?