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Szabadsag Square

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Address: Szabadsag ter, Budapest 1054, Hungary
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Worth a visit to see the only memorial to the Red Army - the only memorial not to be lit up at night - and the statue of Ronald Reagan "walking" past it to the American Embassy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's located just between the Cathedral and the Parliament, so it won't take much effort to pass by. It's a beautiful spot encompassing whole chunks of history in it. There really important memorials and nice architecture around. The place is absolutely gorgeous in spring, and there's a nice small cafe in the center of it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit to see the only memorial to the Red Army - the only memorial not to be lit up at night - and the statue of Ronald Reagan "walking" past it to the American Embassy. Subtle....not! Also worth seeing for the impromptu citizen's counter memorial to the official Nazi victims memorial.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is located in the inner city district and is a huge piece of park land and great to walk around. It also has a memorial there for the Soviets which is lovely and on the opposite side there has been set up a memorial for the Jews with peoples suitcases, photos, messages and shoes which is really moving as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Located in the inner city in the V district. Very close to the Parliament and to Kossuth Square. Because this place is the business center of Budapest there are several bank buildings surrounding Liberty square. There is the ornamental building of Hungarian Bank, the Stock Market, the OTP Bank and the UniCredit Bank with a bit hidden Széchenyi memorial statue.... More 

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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The obelisk statue commemorating the Soviet Union liberation of Hungary at the end of WWII. Across from the US Embassy.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Quite relaxing park, with lots of trees and flowers, and one of the few remaining statues dedicated to the Soviet Red Army, which is a sight by itself.

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Rehovot, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

You see on one end the Memorial for WWII Victims, without being mentioned that the victims were the country's Jews. However, many people have put out their own tragic personal pieces of history. This keeps the memorial alive and away from its official fake line. Just across the memorial the Temple of Return symbolizing the country's active fascist movement with... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

On the surface, this is a pleasant spot with some nice green grass and a cafe. But dig a little deeper here to engage with some of Hungary's interesting - and often problematic - history. The Square includes the last remaining Soviet memorial (the rest are at Moments Park - worth visiting) at one end and a new memorial at... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

The Liberty Square is an absolutely fantastic square to visit on any trip to Budapest. Being close to the magnificent Parliament building and grounds the buildings surrounding the square are very imposing and well worth visiting in there own right . There is a Monument to the Soviet " liberation " of Hungary and also to the people who sacrificed... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

While walking the city, be sure to visit both the square and be moved by the memorial. Not the formal memorial, but the handwritten notes regarding all those lost and those affected by that great loss. Moving.

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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