Szabadsag Square, Budapest

4.4
#120 of 825 in Things to do in Budapest
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. Plan your Szabadsag Square visit and explore what else you can see and do in Budapest using our Budapest travel route planning app .
Create an itinerary including Szabadsag Square
map
Szabadsag Square Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
250 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • To see a monument to the Soviet Army (obviously, Soviet-era). In the surroundings of the square, there are buildings with interesting architecture.
    View original
  • Also known as Liberty Square, this is a large well kept green space in Pest not far from Parliament. In and on the edge of the park there are many significant memorials, at the northern end of the squ...  more »
  • After the visit of the Parliament we came to visit this impressive square than that of Heroes is surrounded by equally palaces like the Hungarian Bank and the old bag, then headquarters of Mtv television dating back to the early 1900. If you enjoyed this review, you can read about my many other Lake Balaton and Budapest and I like clicking on: is it useful? Thanks:)
    View original
Google
  • The story of this square is very interesting. There is two controversial monuments and two playgrounds. When you walk down it you may meet a tiny statue of Kermit the frog
  • 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.
  • Government Memorial to those citizens lost in the War has been "Improved" by ordinary Hungarians who feel that the Government back in the day collaborated with the Nazis. Very emotive memorial to the Hungarians lost in the Holocaust
  • Attractive park with a relaxed feel. Great place to stop and take in a bit a Budapest, couple of coffee shops near by.
  • Important square in the center of Budapest. Here you find the national bank, the US embassy, the Russian war memorial. Nice restaurants and cafes around and places to have some rest.

Plan your trip to Budapest

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Budapest

Attracting countless visitors with its architecture, history, and atmosphere, Budapest also provides a great selection of places to stay. The city’s hotels include everything from cozy and economical boutique establishments to luxurious world-renowned chains. Alternatively, choose from the huge variety of bed and breakfasts and hostels, as well as rental apartments ranging from economic to deluxe. While accommodations are spread throughout the city, more of them cluster on the livelier Pest side. You may want to place yourself near the sights you want to see most, but keep in mind that the city's wide public transportation network makes it relatively easy to reach all the major attractions no matter where you’re staying.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Budapest by other users

14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Italy, Budapest & Arad BY A USER FROM ROMANIA October, kids, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM TURKEY February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Italy, Budapest & Arad BY A USER FROM ROMANIA October, kids, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Budapest BY A USER FROM FRANCE January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Budapest, Vienna & Prague BY A USER FROM INDIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe & United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans