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Szabadsag Square, Budapest

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Admire the architecture and immerse yourself in Hungarian history at Szabadsag Square. Stop at the monuments to Soviet soldiers who died liberating Hungary from German occupation during World War II, as well as those dedicated to Ronald Reagan and Harry Hill Bandholtz--all of which testify to the country's unique position as a crossroads between East and West. The surrounding Art Nouveau and historical buildings serve as residences and house a number of important institutions. The square is known for its peaceful atmosphere; in warmer weather locals soak up the sun, while both kids and adults have fun at the interactive fountain. In the vicinity of the square choose from a selection of cafes and restaurants. Our Budapest vacation builder makes visiting Szabadsag Square and other Budapest attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A large open space with children play areas, cafes and home to numerous statues and monuments. The largest being the Soviet War monument, German Occupation monument and a statue of Ronald Reagan, amon...  more »
  • Szabadsag Square is a large green area in the inner city surrounded by grand 19th century buildings. Beyond its attractive visual appearance, it is full of symbolism reflecting Hungary's tortured and ...  more »
  • It's located just between the Cathedral and the Parliament, so it won't take much effort to pass by. It's a beautiful spot encompassing whole chunks of history in it. There really important memorials ...  more »
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  • Large green area with lots of trees for shade. Dogs are welcome and owners were seen to be responsible. There is a nice place to get drinks in the middle. Parking available underneath. A couple of play areas for children and loads of benches to sit and watch the world go by. There are interesting things to see too including the bonkers security arrangements at the US embassy. Good food available nearby.
  • Nice park with playgrounds for young children and open space for them to run and also to use a bike. During summer it is also numerous events there, such as a beer festival, concerts, and wine tasting. Also it has a fun fountain next to it and several sites as well as good restaurants nearby.
  • Beautiful Square with amazing buildings lining it. There is even a cafe which serves delicious drinks, the Soviet War Memorial and a Ronald Reagan statue are also there too!
  • Since the refurb a couple of years ago this place is thriving. Perfect boxed gardens and the majestic parliament building in the background is a great place to sit and just soak up this wonderful city as you hear the tram bells as the pass by.
  • A very pretty park with some quirky bits. My favorite is the statue of Ronald Reagan, smiling and walking to the Soviet war memorial. Weird.