City guide

Ferenciek Square

Photo : Juhász Norbert / We Love Budapest
Ferenciek tere, épület

Ferenciek tere (transl.: Franciscans’ Square) is situated in front of the Elizabeth Bridge, and features numerous notable examples of the fin-de-siècle architecture. The square is cut into halves by one of the busiest roads of Budapest, Szabad sajtó útja. Its important sights include the twin buildings of the Klotild Palace, one on each side of the road, and the Paris Court with its dazzling decorations. The Court under the building – once a shopping passage – boasts of a hall with a gorgeous mosaic-glass dome for a roof. The Franciscan Church, the Nereids’ Well, and the University Library are also worth your attention.