The Ferenciek square in Budapest

Budapest is a city with lots of beautiful squares. The Ferenciek square is in the heart of the city. For a long time, the buildings have been dirty and not so nice looking, but recently they have been working on renovating lots of the buildings at the square (and surrounding the square).

The Ferenciek square in Budapest
The Ferenciek square in Budapest

The square is named after the Franciscan church located at the square, which was built in the middle of the 18th century. The predecessor of the church we see today was built between 1250 and 1260, but since it was too small, a new and larger had to be built (in 1727), and that is the church you can see on the square today.

A Dear child has many names

Have you heard the saying: “Dear child has many names?” That is true for this square as well.

In the 19th century it was called the Snake square, then it was renamed to Apponyi square before it became the Liberation square, and then in 1991, it was renamed to Ferenciek square once again.

You will probably not spend much time on the square during your stay in Budapest, but you will often pass through it. The square has a metro stop, several buses stop here, there are restaurants around, and you can also find some stores located at the square.


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