Vörösmarty Square

Vörösmarty Square is located in the fifth district. It is quite a popular destination for tourists with its abundant sights in a relatively small area.

It is very close to the famous Váci Street and Vigadó Square on the bank of the Danube. The square was re-arranged in 1989 as well as the surrounding streets were converted into pedestrian streets. This square is the centre of the annual Book Week Festival. This place has been the host of the Christmas fair for over ten years now. There are at least 50 little wooden houses selling all kinds of goods: you can buy handcrafts, folk art goods, but also traditional food and sweets, as well as hot drinks such as mulled wine. A renown sight from older times is the Gerbeaud confectionary. A new attraction of the square is the Glass Palace, a modern building with different functions. Some parts are offices, others are shops, while some parts serve as event venue.