Szell Kalman Square, Budapest

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Széll Kálmán tér is a square in Budapest. It is one of the city's busiest transport interchanges, which is served by a station on Metro line 2, tram lines 4, 6, 17, 56, 56A, 59, 59A, 59B, 61 and bus lines 5, 16, 16A, 21, 21A, 22, 22A, 39, 91, 102, 116, 128, 129, 139, 140, 140A, 142, 149, 155, 156, 222.Several buses head for the popular hiking destinations of the Buda hills so this square is a common meeting place for those going on excursions. It can be considered the centre of Buda, because of its traffic and the several stores around it, including Mammut, a huge mall. Buda Castle is easily accessible from here, either on foot or by bus lines 16, 16A or 116.HistoryThe originally anonymous area became Széll Kálmán tér in 1929, named after the Hungarian prime minister Kálmán Széll. Following the Soviet occupation and the Communist takeover in the country, the square was renamed to Moszkva tér in 1951 under the Rákosi regime. Following the fall of communist regimes in Eastern Europe, it was debated whether it should be renamed again to the original Széll Kálmán, but initially the name remained.During the first part of the 1956 revolution Soviet troops tried to capture the city, attacking towards this square. This first attempt was unsuccessful and the country was free until the November 1956 Soviet invasion.On March 26, 2011, the City Council of Budapest, restored the original name of the square, Széll Kálmán tér. In 2011, a renovation of the square is planned, with a budget of three billion forints.
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  • This historical square offers you numerous choices to explore many other historical places in the magnificent and majesties city of Budapest. The public transport options that operate or run through.....  more »
  • During the rebuilding and reorganization of the square, the designers made a weak effort to make the space more livable, but I can not say that they have achieved full success. It was not difficult...  more »

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