Zero Kilometre Stone
Zero Kilometre Stone
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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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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The Zero Kilometer Stone is in a small park near the western end of Széchenyi Chain Bridge. The limestone sculpture is 3m high, forming an elongated zero, with "KM" on each side of its square base. It is by Miklós Borsos and was erected in 1975. It marks the reference point from which all road distances to Budapest are measure. Originally, the zero point was located on the threshold of the Buda Royal Palace, but was moved to its present location when the Széchenyi Chain Bridge was completed in 1849. The first official monument on this spot was a Madonna statue by Eugene Kormendi, erected in 1932, but destroyed in World War II. A second sculpture, depicted a worker, was placed in 1953 until its replacement by the current sculpture. The Zero Kilometer Stone is accessible at all times with no entry fee.
Written February 15, 2020
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This monument sits a few feet from the base of the Funicular near Clarke Square. The major roads in Hungary began at this point at the base of Castle Hill. The oval sculpture represents the “Zero” mail marker.
Written September 15, 2022
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China160,032 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
At Clark Adam Square just past Chain Bridge on the Buda side of the Danube River, you can find the Zero Kilometre Stone, which was a marker used to measure distance of roads leading out of Budapest to other locations. These days, it is simply a monument to the past.

This Zero Kilometre Stone is a limestone sculpture of an oval shaped zero. Considering the number of interesting statues in the city, you'd be forgiven for not noticing this one so do be on the lookout for it if you are intending to find it. It is located near the tunnel entrance, not far from the funicular that scales Buda Hill to the castle.

Overall, this is a minor thing to see in Budapest. Just have a look if you happen to be in the area and are about to take the funicular up or down the hill to the Castle District attractions.
Written August 21, 2014
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Maria Silvestre
Porto, Portugal76 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
we had come through the night before, but with so many people we didn´t notice the importance of this zero kilometre stone. worth to stop and imagine the distances.
Written February 28, 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Located by the famous Budapest Funicular is Zero Kilometre Stone .
This three metre high limestone monument forming a zero sign with the inscription " KM " which stands for kilometres ,this stone monument marks the point from which all the road distances are measured in Hungary ,this monument was the work of sculptor Miklos Borsos and was unveiled in 1975 as the first official monument which stood on this spot since 1932 was destroyed during World War Two ,there was a second marker monument depicting a worker that was replaced by this cool looking marker monument,it's a monument easy to locate on Clark Adam Ter and well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written November 25, 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,614 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The famous "Zero point" from which distances are calculated in Hungary is located here, just next to the funicular.
It's good for a selfie or two, but that's about it.
Written September 12, 2020
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia3,651 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We had spent much of the morning exploring the area around the Buda Castle on foot. By midday, we were in need of somewhere to rest our tired legs and feet. Clark Adam Square proved to be the ideal spot to do this.
While resting there, we spotted the limestone sculpture in the shape of a zero and known as the Zero Kilometre Stone. Apparently, the location of this marker is used as the central city point from which distances from Budapest are measured.
Certainly a quirky sculpture which is worth viewing should you find yourself in the vicinity!
Written October 25, 2019
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,560 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
The 0 Kilometre Stone is situated in front of the tunnel under the Buda Castle. It is a sculpture in the shape of a zero and all road distances in Hungary from Budapest are measured from this point.

It is quite small place and many tourists don't know about it. But if you are in the area it is worth visiting.
Written May 1, 2019
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary3,322 contributions
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Jun 2020
The Zero Kilometre Stone is a 3 m high limestone sculpture in Budapest, forming a zero sign. It was erected in 1975.
It is OK but nothing special.
Written June 30, 2020
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June A
Surrey, UK2,694 contributions
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Nov 2018
This interesting yet unimposing stone sits in front of the funicular that takes you up Castle Hill. Shaped like the number zero it acts a marker from which the disttance to almost anywhere else in Hungary can be measured.
Written October 27, 2019
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