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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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
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