Budapest is rich in UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the view of the Danube embankments, the Buda Castle District, Andrássy Avenue with Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway. The old city center offers twisty old streets lined with beautiful architecture.
District V is the center of Pest and the main tourist area, located on the east bank of the River Danube. Bustling Pest has historical treasures from its Habsburg and Jewish past, while verdant, hilly Buda is a hiker’s heaven. Many highlights of Budapest city centre can be easily explored on foot. In the town center you can find also several pedestrian zones and Budapest’s main shopping street, Váci utca (“Váci Street”) .
Main Squares located in Budapest City Centre
Deák Ferenc square — Deák Ferenc tér is a major intersection and transport junctio, served by Budapest’s three metro lines and several tram lines.
Kossuth Lajos tér — town center square found in the Lipótváros neighbourhood and dominated by the famous Hungarian Parliament Building. It’s the seat of the National Assembly of Hungary.
Szent István tér — located in District V of Budapest and is the square in front of St Stephen’s Basilica (Szent Istvan-bazilika). Several restaurants can be found on the plaza.
Vörösmarty Square — very busy central located square named after the Hungarian poet, Mihaly Vorosmarty. It is the start of the city’s most famous shopping street, Vaci Utca.
Szabadság Tér or Freedom Square — charming square with in the very center a Soviet Monument, as a reminder of the Red Army troops who liberated Budapest in 1944-45. The plaza is surrounded by wonderful buildings such as the U.S. Embassy Building, Hungarian National Bank building, and the former Stock Exchange building.
Erzsébet tér — largest green area in Budapest’s inner city with the Danubius Fountain standing in the middle of the square.