Szabadság Square

A charming park in downtown Budapest

Szabadság Square
The Parliament Building
The Hungarian National Bank
Near the former Stock Exchange

Szabadság Square (Szabadság tér) has one of the loveliest parks in downtown Budapest. The square is surrounded by some beautiful and significant buildings, including the U.S. Embassy. Opposite the Embassy is the former Stock Exchange, home to the Hungarian Public Television (MTV) for decades. The building was recently sold, MTV moved to a new location, and according to plans it will be converted to a shopping/residential complex. The Hungarian National Bank, the central bank of Hungary (founded in 1924), is also located here.

Szabadság Square, a calm green spot in the middle of the city, is also a favorite with kids, as there are two playgrounds and a fountain on the side of the park.

Getting to Szabadság Square: Take Subway (M2) to Kossuth tér or Subway (M3) to Arany János utca and take the short walk over Szabadság tér

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