Clark Adam Square (Clark Adam ter)

Clark Adam Square (Clark Adam ter)

Clark Adam Square (Clark Adam ter)
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The area
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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.
How to get there
  • Vörösmarty tér • 10 min walk

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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia5,557 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Its a round about out front of the Buda Hill Tunnel with a garden in front of it. Its not really a must see though. Its near the Buda Hill funicular. Have a look when your there but don't spend to much time.
Written April 26, 2023
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Rabih SOUAID
Düsseldorf, Germany2,217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Free.
Visit Duration: 20 Minutes.

The square at the Buda end of the Chain Bridge received its name after the constructor of the Bridge, Adam Clark.
It's a small square with Its centre with radiant flowers all year long. An oddly shaped oval stone, the milestone "0" , placed on the south-western part of the square, marks the fact that the main roads of Hungary all set off here, making it the starting point for the counting of kilometers.
From Adam's square, the Funicular takes you up to Castle Hill.
Many shops and small kiosks surround the square.
Written February 3, 2019
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mboyd71
Budapest, Hungary178 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012
Clark Adam ter is the square on the Buda side of the Szenchenyi Chain Bridge, where the Scottish engineer Adam Clark (the Hungarian naming convention is to put the surname first) built a tunnel right through (and under) Castle Hill. It's an ingenious engineering feat, at the foot at the famous Chain Bridge, which is another amazing feat of engineering, which was actually designed, amazingly enough, by a different Adam Clark, also of Scottish descent.

In their day, these engineering feats were very meaningful to the inhabitants of Budapest. The Chain Bridge was the first permanent bridge linking Buda and Pest, and no toll was charged. The building of the Tunnel at Clark Adam ter enabled travelers to reach the other side of Buda without having to go over, or around, Castle Hill.

Occurring as they did in the mid-19th century, they signified a great deal of hope for the future of the country, the modern engineering, suggesting to many a more democratic mind set and fresher, more enlightened political ideals which they hoped would rule in the future of their country. This was also during the period of Hungary's last uprising against the Hapsburg Empire, out of which the Austro-Hungarian Empire grew, so they were sources of pride at a time when the nation had suffered what some citizens viewed as another defeat by Austria.

Both the bridge and the tunnel were visions of the great Count Szechenyi, who was also responsible for the Foldalatti metro line (Metro Line 1). Visiting the Square gives you an excellent sense of a period of Budapest's glorious history when rapid growth and advancement gave hope to a whole generation who was attempting to envision a brighter future. The easiest way to reach the Square from Buda is by crossing the Bridge. Walking across the Szechenyi Bridge is the best way to approach the Square.

There are many interesting sights in the immediate vicinity of the Square. Facing the square from the Bridge, the Funicular to Castle Hill is on the left. Immediately facing you is the tunnel, and climb the tree-covered hillside to the left of the tunnel, and you will find yourself at the top of Castle Hill, practically at the Castle gates, and right next to the Sandor Palace, home of the President and official seat of the Republic. Proceed across the Square and alongside the hill, straight into Buda, and you will find yourself passing quaint little shops, restaurants and cafes, townhouses and family homes, schools, little winding side streets and twisting stairwells linking the uneven streets to one another. The walk will eventually lead you to Batthyanyi ter on the Danube, from which you have a fabulous view of the Parliament Building across the river, and where you can see the Church of St. Anne, and the Church of St. Francis wounds, nearby. Continue along the river and soon you'll reach the Margit Bridge. Clark Adam ter is central to Buda, right in its heart, and it's definitely worth visiting both for the historical perspective it provides as well as to visit the sites nearby.
Written August 2, 2012
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Krisztina J
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Attention! Trams 19 and 41 are checked between Battányá tér and Gellért tér. Only tourists! Buy a ticket!! This must be validated on the vehicle. You can use the Q-r code online on the stop sign or outside the tram door, not inside the tram!!! This is what the inspectors are for!!
Written March 16, 2024
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Vacation623496
Fort Worth, TX43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Clark Adam square- great location for visiting Budapest. The “chain bridge” is here. Stayed 1 block away. The Buda Castle is directly above- walking or bus. Funicular is at Clark Adam sq.
Written May 3, 2019
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savoystudio
Oyster, VA58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012
Clark Adam ter is where a lot of buses drop you so you can reach the Castle, etc. Combined with the adjacent funicular, it is an efficient way to get there quickly from the Pest side.
Written August 13, 2012
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HPA
Zagreb, Croatia67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Adam Clark was a Scottish civil engineer who is best known for his career in Hungary - his most famous work is the Chain Bridge! Hungarians are (obviously) not very impressed with the work of Mr Clark ... which is almost unbelievable - because that bridge is one of the most important features of Budapest! Clark deserves his monument on that square in Budapest!
Written May 2, 2018
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
We walked around the square for a few minutes and enjoyed the views across to Pest. The funicular can be taken right there and you can also just sit on the wall and people watch. Great place for a stroll.
Written December 14, 2016
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samhull87
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK88 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
This place was an average destination. We got the funicular up to Buda Castle from here. Queued for a long time to use the funicular. Not many places to eat or drink which we would have liked.
Written August 10, 2014
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Halkidis
Southwest Finland, Finland4,670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
This is kind of a "hub" where you can take a funicular up to the Castle Hill, take a bus or a walk over the Chain Bridge to Pest side. Really crowded and full of street vendors and bus tour hawkers.
Written June 26, 2013
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