The tourist visibility of Lajos Kossuth Square of Budapest is definitely enhanced by the fact it is bordered on one side by the Parliament building. The latter is one of the top attractions of the city, which explains why some of its shine is cast on the adjoining Kossuth ter.

However, the history of Kossuth ter goes back to the first half of the 19th century, when it was called Tomo ter (Landfill Square), meaning it is historically recorded decades before the construction of the Parliament.

Besides the Parliament, other attractions in the Lajos Kossuth Square refer to the Museum of Ethnography (which borders the square on the side facing the Parliament) and to several monuments and statues: a statue rendering Francis II Rakoczi on horseback, the Kossuth Memorial (built in honor of Lajos Kossuth, a 19th century Regent-President of Hungary) and a memorial monument reminding of and honoring at the same time the Hungarian revolution of 1956.

Kossuth ter is easily accessible, since the namesake metro station is located on the south side of the square.

Name:
Lajos Kossuth Square (Kossuth ter)
Address:
Budapest, Hungary

Kossuth ter, Budapest, Hungary

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