Batthyany Square

Batthyany Square, Budapest: Address, Batthyany Square Reviews: 4/5

Batthyany Square
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Neighborhood: District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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  • Batthyány tér • 1 min walk
  • Kossuth Lajos tér • 8 min walk
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Narcis
London, UK4 contributions
Batthyany square
Mar 2020 • Friends
A neat square with excellent public transport connections (subway, tram, bus). Mentionable shopping building with a hipster café on the first floor. Good place for a refreshing stop.
Written March 12, 2020
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
A square offering a lot
Nov 2019
Everyone who knows a bit of Batthyány Square would mention the Church of Saint Anne as the most important building of the place. The beautiful Baroque church is undoubtedly one of the most memorable religious edifices in Budapest, but if you look around carefully can find other little treasures. The prominent Market building is the same design as the other markets in the city. Though if you continue to walk, after a few small shops are two noticeable old houses, the former White Cross Inn first, and next to it the Hikisch House. It is worth taking a closer look at them. Before both of them, the pavement is already below the road level. A sure sign that they weren't built yesterday.
The square is also a transport hub. Here is a station of the M2, and the HÉV (Suburban railway) starts from here to Szentendre. Several buses have a terminus here and also tram stops are here for your convenience. With small landscaped areas and benches, the architect tried to resolve the rigidity of traffic junction, but with little success. You can't get everything at once. On one side the Danube is bordering Batthyany square, and since the Parlament house is exactly opposite on the other side of the river you can enjoy a stunning view.
Written November 22, 2019
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Marie A
Maumee, OH1,353 contributions
Staying in the Area
Mar 2019 • Friends
While staying in an apt. in the area, I passed through this area at least two times day. Very clean, plenty of seating and amazing views of parliament. Great grocery store in the large building straight ahead. Plus, some restaurants, cafes and St. Anne’s Church.
Written April 1, 2019
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RichAdvisor
Reston, VA1,989 contributions
Busy little square!
Oct 2018 • Couples
There are a number of intersections of hop on hop off busses; trollies; and other travel options and it is right next to the Danube so there is a lot happening here. Named after a former prime minister??
Written October 3, 2018
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Odd Lennart Lien
Sykkylven Municipality, Norway466 contributions
A hidden away square
Jul 2018 • Friends
This is a very beautiful area on the western bank.
Around square is many beautiful buildings
the white cross inn are a beautiful building
beautiful barouque houses
Written August 19, 2018
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Michael K
666 contributions
Great viewpoint for the Parliament
May 2018 • Couples
There is nothing special about this square. The notable attraction here is St. Anne's Church which seems to be closed most of the time. However, the waterfront next to this square is the best spot in Budapest to take pictures of the Parliament, day and night.
Written June 28, 2018
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Ashley A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,620 contributions
Another quaint Square in Buda
May 2018 • Couples
Batthyány Square is a small and quaint Square in Buda close to The Margaret Bridge which we drove past this afternoon on our Hop On Hop Off Bus.

A couple of old churches and other buildings, as well as a mini park, form the main basis for Batthyány Square.

Worthy of a brief visit if in Buda and headed towards The Castle District.
Written May 29, 2018
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA19,168 contributions
A small and peacfyll square in the heart of Watertown
Jul 2017 • Couples
Batthyány Square (Batthyány tér) is a small square, located in the heart of Watertown (Víziváros), the area between Castle Hill and the River Danube. Here you will find one of Budapest's most beautiful baroque buildings the roman catholic church of Saint Ann (Szent Anna-templom) built by the Jesuits priests between 1740 and 1762. There is also a market hall here, and across the center of the square is main street (Fo utca) connecting one the end of the Szechenyi Chain Bridge to the Funicular that goes up Castle Hill. Batthyány Square on the Buda side of the river Danube is said to have one of the finest views of Budapest’s Parliament buildings on the other side. Named after Hungary’s first Prime Minster Count Lajos Batthyány, a soldier, statesman, horse breeder and cultivator of sugar beet. A statue was erected to him in 2008, for his sacrifice to his country. He wanted freedom from the Austrian Emperor for the Hungarian people, but was captured and condemned to death by a firing squad, too sick to stand he was shoot in the head.
TIP: Walk up to the roundabout and take the Vernacular up to the Castle and walk down.
Written April 19, 2018
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