Statue of József nádor

Palatine of Hungary

Statue of József nádor
József nádor Square

The statue of József, Palatine of Hungary, stands on József nádor tér the square named after him. József (Archduke Joseph) was the seventh son of the Habsburg Emperor Leopold. From 1796 to 1847 he was the palatine (governor or nádor in Hungarian) of Hungary, an old dignity, which stood for deputy of the king. He showed a great interest and genuine care for Hungary and its capital. He was an advocate of city planning, public works and constructions, which helped to turn Budapest into a metropolis. His statue faces the city that was developed during his tenure.

József nádor Square also has a playground for kids.

Getting to József nádor Square: Take Subway (M1) to Vörösmarty Square and take the short walk over to József nádor tér

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