Erzsébet Square (or Erzsébet tér) is often confused with Deák Ferenc tér - even by Hungarians who have lived in Budapest a long time – due to both of their close proximity to each other and Deák Ferenc tér metro station.
Erzsébet Square enjoys a prime position in the V district of Budapest and is one of the largest green spaces in the centre of the city. Close to the Danube and the busy shopping street of Váci útca; it is a popular public square (or ter) which regularly hosts attractions and events in Budapest including Christmas Markets, the Budapest Palinka festival and recently the Sziget Eye.
The square which was originally called New Square (Új tér) has had a variety of names during its lifetime previously being known as Erzsébet tér (1858-1946), Sztálin tér (1946-1953), Engels tér (1953-1990) and since 1990 Erzsébet tér again.
The square is also home to two luxury hotels, the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus and Le Méridien Budapest, and the British Embassy. There are a good variety of nearby bars, clubs (including the famous Akvárium) and restaurants (such as Nobu Budapest) to suit different tastes and budgets. In the summer months the square bustles with hundreds of people, from local skateboarders to young families on holiday, all enjoying the pleasant Budapest evenings.
In the middle of the square is a large fountain, the Danubius Fountain. Other points of interest for some will be the basketball courts, the Michael Jackson tribute tree, and the ‘love-lock gate’ where people can declare their eternal love for another by adding their love-lock or wish-lock to the gate and throwing away the key.
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Map Showing Erzsébet Square (Erzsébet Tér)
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For more information about things to do and see in Budapest including events taking place in Erzsébet Square and reviews of nearby restaurants, bars and hotels see our Budapest Guide.