Vorosmarty Square, Budapest

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    Our Lions on Vorosmarty ter

    by MedioLatino Written Mar 21, 2005

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    OK, the ones on Trafalgar Square might be a "bit" bigger, but this ones are also functioning as gargoyles, giving a good opportunity for the kids to play! :)

    And it's also easier to get on their backs for a photo :)

    Address: 5th district, Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: The easiest way is to go there with the M1 Millenium Underground (Vorosmarty ter station), but you can also walk from the Danube corso or from Vaci utca.

    Lions on Vorosmarty square

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    The Heart of Budapest ( 2 images )

    by nicolaitan Written Nov 26, 2006

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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.

    Address: V., Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: The very heart of the city, can be reached by metro M1 (Vorosmarty ter terminal), M2 M3 and trams #47 49 Deak Ferenc ter station, trams #2 2A Vigado ter stop, buses #15 City 'Szende Pal utca' stop.

    Website: http://www.budapest.hu

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    Mihaly Vorosmarty Square

    by Gypsystravels Updated Feb 28, 2008

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    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.

    Address: V., Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: The very heart of the city, can be reached by metro M1 (Vorosmarty ter terminal), M2 M3 and trams #47 49 Deak Ferenc ter station, trams #2 2A Vigado ter stop, buses #15 City 'Szende Pal utca' stop.

    Website: http://www.budapest.hu

    Monument of Mihaly Vorosmarty Beautiful fountain decorated with a lamp and lions
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    X-Mas Market on Vörösmarty tér

    by RhineRoll Written Dec 12, 2004

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    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.

    Address: V., Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: The very heart of the city, can be reached by metro M1 (Vorosmarty ter terminal), M2 M3 and trams #47 49 Deak Ferenc ter station, trams #2 2A Vigado ter stop, buses #15 City 'Szende Pal utca' stop.

    Website: http://www.budapest.hu

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    Can't Miss Square in Pest

    by dcwizard Written Mar 10, 2004

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    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.

    Address: Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: Inner City; beginning of subway line 1 (Yellow)

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    good place to relax

    by marielexoteria Updated Oct 19, 2007

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    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.

    Address: V., Vörösmarty tér

    Directions: The very heart of the city, can be reached by metro M1 (Vörösmarty tér terminal), M2 M3 and trams #47 49 Deak Ferenc ter station, trams #2 2A Vigado ter stop, buses #15 City 'Szende Pal utca' stop.

    Website: http://www.budapest.hu

    V��r��smarty t��r Beautiful modern building
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    Vorosmarty Square

    by miman Updated Mar 21, 2007

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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.

    Address: Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: The very heart of the city, can be reached by metro M1 (Vorosmarty ter terminal), M2 M3 and trams #47 49 Deak Ferenc ter station, trams #2 2A Vigado ter stop, buses #15 City 'Szende Pal utca' stop.

    Website: http://www.budapest.hu

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    Vorosmarti Square

    by Raimix Updated Mar 4, 2011

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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 :)

    Address: V., Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: The very heart of the city, can be reached by metro M1 (Vorosmarty ter terminal), M2 M3 and trams #47 49 Deak Ferenc ter station, trams #2 2A Vigado ter stop, buses #15 City 'Szende Pal utca' stop.

    Website: http://www.budapest.hu

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    Vörösmarty Square

    by fabikt Written Sep 20, 2004

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    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".

    Address: V., Vörösmarty tér

    Directions: The very heart of the city, can be reached by metro M1 Vörösmarty tér terminal, M2 M3; and trams No. 47 and 49 Deák Ferenc tér station; trams No. 2 and 2A Vigadó tér stop

    Website: http://www.budapest.hu

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    Pest - Vorosmarty ter

    by croisbeauty Updated Dec 9, 2004

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    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.

    Address: Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: Inner City5b

    The statue of Mihaly Vorosmarty
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    The Vörösmarty statue

    by 1courage Updated Oct 5, 2007

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    Right in the middle of the homonymuos square there is a very precious statue, representing an important hungarian poet of the XIX.century, Mihály Vörösmarty(1800-1855). Vörösmarty himself is sitting in the centre of the composition created in 1908 be Ede Kallós and Ede Telcs and he is sorrounded by men, women and children symbolizing the different social classes od the Society. The monument was made of one huge piece of carrara-marble was inaugurated in 1908 to commemorate this man who is among others, the writer of the second, not official, anthem of Hungary.
    This statue every winter recieves a special, not too nice nylon protection to resist the cold.

    Address: Budapest

    Directions: V.district Vörösmarty square

    The statue I The statue II The statue III-detail: V��r��smarty The statue IV-detail family with child
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    Vorosmart sq

    by DPando Written Apr 7, 2006

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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

    Address: V., Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: The very heart of the city, can be reached by metro M1 (Vorosmarty ter terminal), M2 M3 and trams #47 49 Deak Ferenc ter station, trams #2 2A Vigado ter stop, buses #15 City 'Szende Pal utca' stop.

    Website: http://www.budapest.hu

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    End of the road

    by mikey_e Written Jan 18, 2009

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    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.

    Address: V., Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: The very heart of the city, can be reached by metro M1 (Vorosmarty ter terminal), M2 M3 and trams #47 49 Deak Ferenc ter station, trams #2 2A Vigado ter stop, buses #15 City 'Szende Pal utca' stop.

    Website: http://www.budapest.hu

    Modern store in V��r��smarty square Benches in the square Monument to Mih��ly V��r��smarty Fountain near V��r��smarty
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    The main square of the City (Till when?)

    by 1courage Updated May 3, 2008

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    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...-->

    Address: V., Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: The very heart of the city, can be reached by metro M1 (Vorosmarty ter terminal), M2 M3 and trams #47 49 Deak Ferenc ter station, trams #2 2A Vigado ter stop, buses #15 City 'Szende Pal utca' stop.

    Website: http://www.budapest.hu

    The ING palace Approaching the square from the Pesti V��gad�� buildings of the square Fountain with lions Corner of the De'k street
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    Vorosmarty Square

    by hungariangirl896 Written Aug 26, 2012

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    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.

    Address: V., Vorosmarty ter

    Directions: The very heart of the city, can be reached by metro M1 (Vorosmarty ter terminal), M2 M3 and trams #47 49 Deak Ferenc ter station, trams #2 2A Vigado ter stop, buses #15 City 'Szende Pal utca' stop.

    Website: http://www.budapest.hu

    Gerbeaud at Vorosmarty Square Vorosmarty Square decorated for Christmas Pottery for sale at Vorosmarty Square Making funnel cakes at Vorosmarty Square Candies for sale at Vorosmarty Square
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