Erzsébet tér is a huge square in the heart of the city alongside Deák tér. One half is an expanse of grass upon which people like to sit around to chat, picnic, read a book and/or get ready for the party. Above rotates the Big Wheel, the former Budapest Eye, a major city landmark. At the central building once used as Budapest’s main bus station, you’ll find a couple of bars and restaurants, including the Fröccsterasz, named after Hungary’s popular summer spritzer (fröccs). The other half of Erzsébet tér is mainly filled with the large water feature and the stepped terrace of the prominent Akvárium Klub. Crowds gather outside in summer, either waited on at terrace tables or just hanging around at the water’s edge.

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