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Batthyány Square

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Batthyány Square.

Batthyány Square features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day Budapest City Guide5-day Budapest City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • The best view of the Hungarian Parliament

Time required: 20 minutes

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 2: Batthyány tér station

Address: Batthyány tér, Budapest

Things you need to know:

  • Batthyány Square is a charming town square directly opposite of Parlament on Buda side. It offers a great vista to the Parlement building
  • The 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

What to do there:

  • Enjoy the stunning view of the Hungarian Parliament

Tips & Insights:

  • If you feel like having a snack try Nagyi palacsintazoja (Grannie's Pancake shop)

Batthyány Square features in these preplanned City Guides: