City guide

Kálvin Square

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

If you see a statue of John Calvin in front of a calvinist church, you are in the right place. Kálvin square is one of the buzzing centres of the city, with two universities nearby ELTE and Corvinus). This stretch of the Small Boulevard is where famous streets such as Ráday Street meet. Here there are restaurants like the Michelin starred Costes and the eclectic Púder Bárszínház és Galéria, Üllői Road, and Kecskeméti Street also join here. The latter leads to Egyetem Sqaure, where you can find Tip Top Bar between April and September, and Táskarádió throughout the year. The pearl of the area is the Hungarian National Museum, which is jam packed with people holding takeaway boxes from PASTA. The headquarter for local students is Fővárosi Szabó Ervin Library, because who wouldn’t want to study or read in a neo-baroque palace?