Liberty Square (Budapest)

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Szabadság tér - Budapest

Liberty Square (Hungarian: Szabadság tér) is a public square located in the Lipótváros neighborhood of Budapest, Hungary.

The square is a mix of business and residential. The United States Embassy in Hungary and the historicist style headquarters of the Hungarian National Bank abut the west side of the square.[1][2] Some buildings on the square are designed in the Art Nouveau style.[1] Ignác Alpár designed two of the buildings.[2] The square houses monuments to Ronald Reagan and Harry Hill Bandholtz and a monument to the Soviet liberation of Hungary in World War II from Nazi German occupation. In 2020, together with the United States Embassy, it built a large statue of US Pres. George H.W. Bush.[1][3] Some of the monuments like the WWII liberation sculpture were designed by Károly Antal.[2]


A barrack-prison ("Újépület") that previously occupied the space, was the site where Prime Minister Lajos Batthyány was executed in 1849, following the Hungarian Revolution.[2] The building was destroyed in 1897 and the square constructed on the site.



  1. ^ a b c Steves, Rick; Hewitt, Cameron (2009). Rick Steves' Budapest (1st ed.). Berkeley, Calif.: Avalon Travel. ISBN 978-1598802177.
  2. ^ a b c d Turp, Craig; Olszańska, Barbara; Olszański, Tadeusz (August 20, 2010). Hungary (Reprinted with revisions ed.). London: DK Eyewitness Travel. ISBN 978-1405353977.
  3. ^ pictures Archived 2014-11-09 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 47°30′17″N 19°03′01″E / 47.50472°N 19.05028°E / 47.50472; 19.05028