Hungary has a lot to be proud of, and one of those things is its gorgeous squares. Check out this list of 5+1 of the prettiest squares in the country.
The reason this square is called University Square is that ELTE’s Faculty of Law can be found here. This attractive place is right between the busy Kálvin Square and the beautiful Ferenciek tere (Ferenciek Square). Apart from the beautiful building of the Faculty of Law, there are several culinary offers to choose from: there is a Hummus Bar, a bakery called nor/ma that brings you the specialities of Scandinavia, and a Pad Thai.
Since its renovation in 2003, the square has been considered one of the most beautiful main squares in Hungary. In 2010, it was awarded the prize for the most beautiful main square and main street in Hungary, together with Fő Street, and in 2017, it was voted the most beautiful main square in Europe at the European Contest of Towns and Villages in Bloom.
In the 18th century, this square was famous not for its magnificent church but for its livestock fairs, which attracted large crowds. Hence its first name, Poultry Market Square. The parish church of St. Elizabeth of the House of Árpád, which stands in the middle of the square, is the work of Imre Steindl, the architect of the Parliament.
Kőszeg was once one of the smallest towns in the country. The uniqueness of Jurisics Square lies in its closure and the fact that no cars are allowed to enter. One of the oldest Hungarian town halls is here, which has served this function since the 14th century. A few steps from the square is the entrance to Kőszeg Castle.
István Dobó Square is one of the most famous squares of Heves County and an absolute favourite of all visitors. Since it is also a no-car area, people – whether residents or tourists – can walk around the square in peace. The square can also be called the heart of Eger, as it is truly the centre of the city: all major sights are easily accessible within a few minutes’ walk.
This square is the most modern one on this list. The main square is a symbol of Százhalombatta. As we can read on szazhalombatta.kornyeke.hu, with its fountains, flowerbeds, public sculptures, and chimes, the square provides a special experience for residents and visitors alike.
Szent István Square was completely rebuilt by the city in 2010. The square, which has become the centre of social life, has been paved with around 5,000 square metres of modern paving, and even a music pavilion has been installed.
Source: Funzine, Origo, Wikipedia, szazhalombatta.kornyeke.hu, visiteger.com