City guide

Erzsébet tér

Photo : Hirling Bálint / We Love Budapest
Erzsébet tér

Erzsébet tér is a huge square in the heart of the city, adjacent to Deák tér. Mostly occupied by an expanse of grass upon which the Budapest Eye revolves from 10am until late every day, the square is divided in two by a somewhat functional building which once served as the city’s main bus station. Here you’ll now find a couple of bars and restaurants, including the Fröccsterasz, named after Hungary’s popular summer wine spritzer (fröccs). The other half of Erzsébet tér is mainly filled with the large water feature and stepped terrace of the prominent Akvárium Klub, a busy live venue and nightspot consisting of three concert halls including the VOLT Lokál. Crowds gather in numbers outside in summer, either waited on at terrace tables or just hanging around at the water’s edge.