City guide

Kálvin tér

Photo : Balkányi László / We Love Budapest
Kálvin tér, villamos

Prominent square and transport hub Kálvin tér bears the name of French Protestant Reformer John Calvin and has two features connected to Calvinism: a Reformed Church and a statue of the eponymous theologian in front of it. From here, prominent roads fan out towards south Pest, most notably restaurant-lined Ráday utca with Michelin-starred Costes, Baross utca with its studenty buzz around the Fővárosi Szabó Ervin Library (who wouldn’t want to study in a neo-Baroque palace?) and arterial Üllői út which leads to the Museum of Applied Arts then out towards the airport. Back on Kálvin tér, there’s more academic bustle around the two nearby universities (ELTE and Corvinus), the adjoining tram-lined Small Boulevard (Kiskörút) housing the major sight of the Hungarian National Museum.