Becsi Kapu Square
Becsi Kapu Square
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Neighbourhood: District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
How to get there
  • Széll Kálmán tér • 7 min walk
  • Batthyány tér • 9 min walk

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MaryannF650
Clarksville, TN1,453 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
During a river cruise of Eastern Europe, our group visited Becsi Kapu Ter (Vienna Gate Square) Budapest, in the Buda Palace District. The square, located in Old Town , is dominated by the imposing enchanting building of the National Archives of Hungary. Also situated on the square is the Lutheran Church of Buda and the Vienna Gate. The main attraction is the beautiful yellow painted Carmelite church. A must see.
Written 14 August 2023
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,435 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Really nice arch in a very nice area. You can get here by either walking through the South end of the castle or up the 300 steps after Betthany metro station. Some beautiful buildings here.
Written 15 October 2022
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,050 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This square is dominated by the National Archives which is housed in an architecturally significant building notable for its roof made of brown, gold and orange tiles.
Written 15 September 2022
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Manfred B
Telford, UK322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Bécsi kapu Square is home to the National Archive of Hungary, the Lutheran Church of Buda and the Vienna Gate.

Vienna Gate has its name from a road that led to the Gate during the Middle Ages. A Limestone Tablet placed on the Wall of the right-hand side of the Gate has a Latin Inscription engraved which translates as: “In Memory of the Christian Heroes who died for the Town of Buda in 1686”.
In front of the Vienna Gate is the Angel Statue sitting on a Limestone Pedestal which was inaugurated in September 1936.

Going downhill through the Vienna Gate Visitors can find the “Europa Grove”, which is one of Budapest's most hidden Parks.
It was opened on Budapest’s Centenary as a City in 1972 and its Trees were then planted by European City Leaders, each choosing a Tree that represented their Country but that could also tolerate the Hungarian Climate. There are many different types ranging from Turkish Hazel to Japanese Cherry which are well signposted.
The District Council renovated Europa Grove in 2017, making it a pleasant and recreational Park with Benches and shaded Trails.
Written 3 October 2019
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,281 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
Through the Bécsi Kapu (Vienna Gate) you arrive in Bécsi Kapu square, a small and not too significant place. There is the first stop in the Castle District the bus, No16A coming from and going to Széll Kálmán square, from the Dísz square, the last stop in Castle District, where the bus turns around. The first thing that will occur to you is the Memorial of Buda Castle Recovery, a not too charming monument. The opposite is a Lutheran church that I never had a chance to visit inside, and on the right-hand side is the imposing enchanting building of the National Archives of Hungary. Also on the right is the slender figure of the Kazinczy memorial Fountain. Despite some impressive building on the side, the statue and the fountain, Vienna Gate square somehow doesn't look attractive enough.
Written 30 May 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,918 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
This is a small square. Renovated and reconstructed many times.As usual statues and fountain around.
Written 6 March 2019
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westy54
Sydney, Australia11,515 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This small square is located just inside the Vienna Gate on Castle Hill. It is surrounded on its 3 sides by paved stone roads and some historic and very picturesque buildings including the National Archives of Hungary and the oldest Lutheran Church in Buda.

In the Middle Ages it was the site of Castle Hill's markets.

There are also some statues including that of an Angel and a Fountain dedicated to Kazinczy Ferenec an Hungarian author and poet.
Written 8 December 2018
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Jan OR
Tampere, Finland7,512 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Bécsi Kapu Square is the place where the Vienna Gate (Bécsi kapu) stands. There is a quite nice church close to the gate. The original Vienna Gate (called Porta Sabbati) from the Middle Ages was replaced by a new one in 1723. In 1850 the gate was replaced again. And finally 1936 it was replaced by the one that is standing there now.
Written 7 November 2018
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Michael K
San Jose, CA1,103 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This is located near the northern end of Castle Hill. The only things that stand out are the statue of an angel (?) next to the Vienna Gate. The Vienna Gate has some historical significance for people in Budapest, but neither the statue nor the Vienna Gate look anything special to an outsider. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of tourists in Castle Hill, this is it. This place is pretty deserted even in the middle of a busy day in Castle Hill.
Written 29 June 2018
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
The best way to enter Becsi Kapu Square is by passing through the Becsi Kapu gate or as it is informally known the Vienna gate, is where the road from Vienna ends in the old city. Today’s gate was rebuilt in 1936 to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the liberation of Buda and there is a small plague on the wall by the gate explaining the event. The squares buildings just like most of the buildings in Budapest suffered damage after WWII. In the past the square was used to hold Saturday markets, now it is surrounded by historical buildings like the Buda Castle Lutheran Church, several art galleries, the Neo-Gothic Hungarian national Archives building. We did not see a market but we did see a bride taking early morning wedding photos, as the square has a nice garden and the ferenc kazinczy memorial Fountain.
TIP: There is a Bus stop outside the national Archives building that will take you back to central Budapest if you do not want to walk all the way back up hill to the vernacular railway.
Written 7 June 2018
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