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“Where you can see the Soviet Monument, Reagan Statue and Art Nouveau style Hungarian Nat. Bank.”
Review of Szabadsag Square

Szabadsag Square
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Budapest Hammer & Sickle Tour - Communist Times, 56 Revolution, WW I and WW II
Ranked #62 of 458 things to do in Budapest
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“Where you can see the Soviet Monument, Reagan Statue and Art Nouveau style Hungarian Nat. Bank.”
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Liberty Square (Szabadsag) is a public space found in the city centre of Budapest which rests upon the site of a former Austrian barracks and prison. These barracks were torn down near the end of the 19th century, giving way to this square called Liberty Square (or Freedom Square).

Here you can find a decent city park, surrounded by large buildings like the US Embassy, the former stock exchange building and the Hungarian National Bank, which is notable for its nice Art Nouveau architectural style.

You can also see the liberation monument dedicated to the Soviets who lost their lives liberating the city during WWII as well as a bronze statue of former US President, Ronald Reagan who is honoured for his role in helping bring and end to Communism, which had grip of the country during the Cold War.

In the end, this is one of many interesting places to visit in Budapest. However, those short on time might not be able to fit Liberty Square into the itinerary. For those staying longer, you might want to pass by this spot in the city centre, just a 4-5 minute walk from the Parliament building.

Visited March 2014
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“Five Stars for Reagan Staring at the Soviet Memorial”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

I and my wife went to Liberty Square on an absolutely beautiful day - we were wandering around the city on a quietly Sunday and stumbled onto the Square. We had been following a tour book that was describing the history and architecture of the area - some of it is wonderful, especially the Postal Bank - we looked out and there was the security for the American embassy, always ugly, and past that the Square. It is large, peaceful and a holds a paradox - a larger than life statue of Ronald Reagan and the only major Soviet War Memorial in the city,no more than fifty feet apart, Reagan in stride towards the memorial! If you are wandering in that part of the city, please, go, sit, and if you are old enough think about the changes seen in your lifetime and by the people of the city as made evident in the Square.

Visited March 2014
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“Peaceful and beautiful”
Reviewed 16 October 2013

The Liberty Square is one of the most beautiful places in Budapest. You can find everything you need for a family there-a couple of restaurants in the surroanding streets, playground for the kids, and all great architecture around. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the peace and quite (a lot of the tourists that visit are just passing by on walking tours, and it is filled with locals). Visit for a break with the kids.

Visited October 2013
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Haderslev, Denmark
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“Nice place”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Best with a guide, who can tell about the history of the place!
But good also if you want to get out from the mass of concrete. Park in the center!

Visited June 2013
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“A Hidden gem”
Reviewed 27 April 2013

After spending time at St Stephen's Basilica we went for a wander and came across Liberty ( or Freedom ) Square, a large park area surrounded by large historic buildings, a Large monument to the Communists, the Hungarian National Bank, the US Embassy, unwind and take it all in, there is a water feature and close by a Ferrari dealer, the former Hungarian Stock Exchange building which is now home to Hungarian TV, the day we visited they were filming a period costume drama

Visited April 2013
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