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Mihaly Vorosmarty Square
Located in this square is a monument dedicated to Mihaly Vorosmarty. The carrera marble statue of the late poet was created by Ede Telcs and was constructed to symbolize the Hungarian nation united in the poet’s words – “Your Homeland Hungary, serve unwaveringly” The statue was covered for some cleaning during my visit.
You will also find many shops, the famous Gerbeaud Restaurant, a few casinos, the metro station Vorosmarty along with some famous buildings.
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Vorosmarty Square is one of the busier places in Pest, just off the river and surrounded by luxury hotels. On one side is the famous Gerbeaud House and opposite is the beginning of Vaci Utca, the main pedestrianized shopping street. Unfortunately, the side nearest the river is being reconstructed into a high rise building which will go a long way toward ruining the ambience of this other wise delightful square. There are a few restaurants, business offices, etc. on this prime real estate. The rear of a major concert hall backs the square as well. We expected the square to be busy - during Christmas, many stalls and kiosks apparently bring a lot of shoppers to the area, but on our visit the square was often nearly deserted.
Dominating the square is a massive statue honoring Mihaily Vorosmarty (1800-55) erected in 1908. Vorosmarty was an author and playright and became a fervent patriot. Below him are figures from Hungarian life including students, farmers, and peasants. Surrounded by a small grassy park, it was surprisingly peaceful.
X-Mas Market on Vörösmarty tér
This is a very nice christmas market with a very high percentage of crafted products being offered. I was at the Bonn christmas market yesterday which is twice as large and thrice as tacky. You can sample various Hungarian treats including their version of "Glühwein" -- mulled wine. Here, I have to say, I like the German ones better as they offer a wealth of different kinds of spices used in the wine.
Can't Miss Square in Pest
You will certainly come upon Vörösmarty tér during a stroll around Pest and the shopping areas on Vaci ut. In the center of the square is a statue to the Hungarian national poet of the same name. Most people use the statue as a meeting point or place to rest. But if you take a closer look at the statue, just under the poet's left foot, you will see a small round disc set into the material of the statue. It is actually a coin, which a beggar offered to the building of the statue. To commemmorate the beggar's generosity, the coin was included in the statue.
A funny sight is the statue enveloped in a plastic bubble during the winter months. This is to keep the statue from cracking due to the cold weather.
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good place to relax
If you're tired from all the walking (because you'll do a lot of that here!) or waiting for your boat tour but without wanting to wander off, this square is a good place to do so. Buy an ice cream, find a place to sit down on and enjoy looking at people walk by (tourists and Budapestians) or take pictures of the Buda side from here.
When we were there, there were some restaurants with outdoor servings and some pub like places that were full of people having a good time.
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Named after a favorite patriotic Hungarian poet, Mihály Vörösmarty Square is centrally located and easy to reach from most areas of Budapest, making it an ideal location for shopping or just strolling.Vörösmarty Square is one of the busiest places in the downtown section of Budapest. This area is a hubbub of activity, boasting stores, airline offices, antique shops, and several other retailing establishments, one of the most popular being the long-established Gerbeaud House, BudapestLuxus Department Store. It is also the start of the city's most famous shopping street, Váci Utca. Another always-busy attractions on the square is the Gerbeaud House, a wonderful old-fashioned pastry shop owned by a Swiss family whose yummy delights have thrilled patrons for years. The cafe’s traditions go all the way back to 1858. It’s ornately decorated with marble tables and beautiful wall coverings and is large enough to hold about 300 customers at a time. Be sure to stop here for coffee and pastries! On another side of the square, you’ll find the Vigado or concert hall, built in 1859-64. A new building, housing a garage, shops and restaurants, offices, and luxury apartments recently opened on the square as well.
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Vorosmarti square is very lively in a day time and nigh too, there stands Mihali Vorosmarty's white marble statue and the nice park nearby.
The square is full of shops, small market is there too. Salespersons offer there sausages, beer and even (as I saw) - Lithuanian coats of arms! When I asked them what it is, they had no idea :)
This square has been one of the central spots in downtown Budapest since the early 19 th century. Originally called Promenade Square, it was renamed Theatre Square after the German Theatre which was situated there, and later it became Gizella Square. Since 1908 the square has been called Vörösmarty Square, after the great Hungarian poet of the 19 th century. An Eclectic-style palace houses the famous Confectionery "Gerbaud".
Pest - Vorosmarty ter
Vorosmarty ter (square) is located in the central position of the Inner City. This rectangular square was shaped to be the continuation northwards of Vaci utca. In the central position of the sguare, surrounded by a small garden, stands Mihaly Vorosmarty's white Carrara marble statue, with the famous Gerbeaud haz (house) in the background.
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One of the squares most visited for me during my time there is a good link to move around the city and quite beautiful but its under construction right now...that march day there was some stalls with handcrafts and local stuff ...it was quite nice to stroll looking other ways to do or weird stuff to western eyes
End of the road
Vörösmarty tér is both an important square - in the sense that it is home to a number of important offices for airlines and the like - and an important subway stop, as the last one along the M1 line. Above ground, Vörösmarty tér is like any European shopping street - there are a number of large boutiques, generally belonging to standard European chains like Bershka, as well as a few well-known cafés. There is also a statue to Mihály Vörösmarty, a popular meeting point for locals.
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The main square of the City (Till when?)
This is one of the few squares that were closed for the cars even during the communist regime.
The only big change in this place in the past 60 years was the:
A. destruction of the ruins of the Haas Palace-a beautiful eclectic building
B. the buildinig of the ORI palace at the end of the `60-s (mostly called Elizélt palota-spoilt palace as a connotation to the Elysée palace:) )
C. The demolition of the ORI palace and the construction of the ING palace in 2006-2007
This place is very well known among the tourists also because the Váci street, the main shopping street of Budapest, starts right at the southern part of the street.
If the Március 15 square+the Ferencziek square will be transformed and/or the so called City hall project wil be realized it will probably lose it`s main square function but today this is certainly the most important square in the city centre of Pest.
Beyond the ING building you can see here the Palace of the Stock exchange (will be shortly transformed into a luxus-residential building), the so called Luxus emporium, the Lions fountain, the Casino and...-->
Vorosmarty is one of the most beautiful squares of Budapest. A Mihaly Vorosmarty statue dominates the center. The square is surrounded by a couple shopping centers, where you can buy designer clothing. There are a few cafes, notably the Gerbeaud, where you can sit outside and enjoy the day with a cup of coffee. It's pedestrian only, therefore it is a great place to stroll in the evenings (even in winter). Budapest's yearly Christmas market is located in this square. Vorosmarty Square is also only a few minutes walking distance from sights such as the Chain Bridge, St. Stephen's Basilica, Vaci Street, and the Great Market Hall. This beautiful and elegant square must be a stop on any visit to Budapest.
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Vorosmarty Square (Vorosmarty ter)
Named after the revered Hungarian poet and writer, Mihaly Vorosmarty, the square is centrally located just behind the major hotels on the Pest Embankment. Ede Telc's marble statue of Vorosmarty, which dominates the middle of the square, is flanked to the north by the Gerbeaud caf?, and in the opposite direction by the Luxus Department store and V?ci utca.
It's a pleasant place to be during the summer, especially as there are no cars. The square's charming fountain, which features four water spitting lions, is invariably popular with children who try to squirt passers
Leave Vorosmarty ter
Leave Vorosmarty ter (from in front of Gerbeaud's) and walk towards the Danube. I want you to find the little garden between the Vigado ter boat station and the Vigado itself--the concert hall of the National Philhamonic. Benches, greenery, a wonderful view of the Danube, and peace and quiet. It is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and bustle and just relax and watch life pass by. (In the evening the area is often deserted but nevertheless quite safe--although an occasional prostitute may happen by if you are a single guy sitting alone.)
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