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Vörösmarty Square

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Vörösmarty tér

Vörösmarty Square is the most elegant pedestrian zone in Budapest. It lies at the northern end of Váci Street and above the western end of the Millennium Underground (Metro line 1). Its architecture is quite varied. On the north side of the square stands the eclectic Gerbeaud House, home to the world-famous Hungarian confectionery. On the east side, a grandiose Art-Nouveau building stands, facing a masterpiece of modern architecture, a glass bubble with luxury apartments and stores. In the south corner of the square stands Váci1, the former Budapest Stock Exchange building transformed into a high-end department store, where you’ll find the Hard Rock Café Budapest and the Szamos Gourmet Ház.From the middle of the square, the statue of the famous Hungarian poet, Mihály Vörösmarty surveys its surroundings. Similarly to Váci Street, he square today is used mostly for commercial functions. In December every year, you can find the Budapest Christmas Fair here with the delicious specialities of the winter season and artisanal goods.