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.
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.
The bit you go into to register a complaint - exolain how you lost your passport looks like a job centre. The rest of the embassy is spectacular ,as it was a Jewish bank before the war and the interior remains. No-one really knows who owns the place but the old banking hall and the directors, chairmans office are like going back in time.
However unless you know someone that works there your chances of seeing it are slim to none and they don't allow camera's or mobile phones.
Mihály Vörösmarty (1 December 1800 – 19 November 1855) was an important Hungarian poet and dramatist who was best known for his patriotic lyrics, which is the reason that his statue stands here in the middle of Budapest. The monument was sculptured by Ede Telcs in 1908 and shows the poet sitting atop a pedestal limestone blocks, he is surrounded by figures representing various classes of society, including a farmer and peasant girl, people in traditional Magyar dress, a student, and a worker with his wife and young son.
Named after a favourite 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.
Early 19th century Hungarian poet Mihály Vörösmarty was an author of plays and poetry, considered by his contemporaries to be a romanticist. However, he is best known for his patriotic lyrics and it is for that reason that his statue stands in a square in the middle of Budapest. His most notable works were his national epics, noted for their beautiful language, including Zalan's Flight (1825), Erlan (1825), and Two Neighboring Castles (1831).
The monument of Vörösmarty, erected in 1908, sits on a pedestal of 23 limestone blocks in the centre of the square and is surrounded by figures representing various classes of society, including a farmer and peasant girl, people in traditional Magyar dress, a student, and a worker with his wife and young son.
About the Square
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 Luxus Department Store. It is also the start of the city's most famous shopping street, Váci Utca.
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
Vörösmarty square is a public square and one of the most popular places in the downtown section of Budapest; it is a hub of activity, with luxury stores, antique shops and a famous pastry shop. The square is the start of the city's most famous shopping street, Váci Utca and boasts a statue of poet Mihály Vörösmarty, a fenced park and a fountain flanked by stone lions, the British Embassy is located at the square. Vörösmarty Square has also in the past been called Theatre Square and Gisele Square.
A popular meeting place in Vörösmarty Square; especially Tour Guides is the Lion Fountain (Oroszlános kút), also very popular with children who love to climb on the lion statues whilst their parents rest on the fountain's steps. The fountain was built in 1985 over a well and was created by László Wild and sculptor Ágnes Péter; the four stone lions surround an old ornate iron lamppost in its centre.
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.)
Keep walking north on Vaci utca and you will come to Vorosmarty ter. Here you will find a few more stores and the famous Cafe Gerbeaud.
The picture is of a monument to Hungarian poet and patriot Mihaly Vorosmarty (1800-1855). It was unveiled in 1908.
This is my favorite spot in Budapest. This charming elegant square is one of the best in Europe i belive. Its a perfect place for a romantic dinner or something...
This picturesque classic square always been a center of Pests high life, its full of expensive boutique, stylish cafes, artists and many many tourists. In the square there are many beautiful neo-classical buildings, hotels and colorful old fountains which give this place a lovely atmosphre.
Vaci utca and all the pedestrians around it arrive to Vorosmarty ter, from there you can have a trip with the old M1 or continue north to the Parliament.