Name: Batthyány Square
Category: Architecture, castles and historic districts
Location: 1011 Budapest, Batthyány tér.
A revolving plaque for urban transportation, highly practical for the tourists and which bears the name of Count Lajos Batthyány, head of the first Hungarian government in 1848. It is in this square that the St Anne Church was located and, next to it, the Angelika café. At No. 3, near the covered markets from the 19th Century, there was the Inn of the White Cross where plays were also performed. Casanova passed through there once.
Good to know about Batthyány Square
- Batthyány Square is a charming town square directly opposite of Parlament on Buda side. Batthyány Square offers a great view to the Parlement building
- Batthyány Square was named after Count Lajos Batthyány, the prime minister during the 1848-49 Independence war. A statue paying tribute to him was erected here
- The square features a number of notable buildings St. Anna’s Church built between 1740 and 1762 is a beautiful baroque Roman Chatolic church
- The Hikisch House at No. 3 presents bas reliefs that depict the four seasons
- The historic Main Street (Fő utca) also crosses the square
- Another monument commemorates Ferenc Kölcsey who wrote the lyrics of the Hungarian anthem
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