Budapest: the Belváros

Vörösmarty tér

The Belváros – or Inner City – is the hub of Pest with many shops and cafés. We passed through it several times on our way to and from other places, so the pictures that follow are highlights taken on different days.

Vörösmarty tér

This square, seen above, is the hub of the hub, if you like. It’s dominated by the statue of Mihály Vörösmarty (1800-55), a poet renowned for his hymn to Magyar identity, the first line of which is carved on the pedestal: Be faithful to your land forever, oh Hungarians.

Decorated buildings

I can’t now remember where many of the buildings and monuments depicted in the rest of the post were! This beauty has panels depicting the four seasons.

This gorgeous art deco panel of Our Lady, Patron of Hungary, is on Szervita tér.

These are on Váci utca.

And this is the Great Market Hall.


There were many churches in the area, but we only seem to have pictures of these two, the Protestant Church and the Servite Church.

Statues and fountains

As usual in Budapest, we found many delightful examples.

And, finally, that is the end of my Budapest diary. Since we were there in March we have been accumulating many Scottish photographs so the next few posts will be closer to home.


42 thoughts on “Budapest: the Belváros

  1. Ellen June 19, 2017 / 12:55

    The cat with wings is my favorite 🙂


    • Anabel Marsh June 19, 2017 / 13:19

      Our cats would have been envious – they would have loved wings!


  2. Donna June 19, 2017 / 14:15

    I’ve greatly enjoyed your Budapest Diary, Anabel. Thanks so much for sharing this.
    I see that, for this post, you have followed my husband’s travel rule: Only 2 churches (I add: Only 2 castles. We both add: Only 1 pagoda!)


    • Anabel Marsh June 19, 2017 / 15:04

      Thank you Donna – that’s a great rule! I think we need to invent something like that.

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  3. Birgit June 19, 2017 / 17:42

    I must show hubby the cat with wings:) This is a beautiful part of Budapest and loving the Art Nouveau artifices and mosaics and paintings especially the 4 seasons. What a beautiful trip you had and such great memories


    • Anabel Marsh June 19, 2017 / 19:16

      The cat with wings is awesome! Yes, it was a great trip.


  4. Liesbet June 19, 2017 / 19:38

    Great series with a nice photo collection to finish off, Anabel!


  5. Su Leslie June 20, 2017 / 01:51

    Lovely photos Anabel. Thanks for sharing your trip. I’d never heard of the Servite Order — thank goodness for Google!


  6. hilarymb June 20, 2017 / 07:46

    Hi Anabel – love these and knowing that the Belvaros is the central hub (the city) … and wonderful all things! Gosh it does draw one in … a visit at some stage … so much to see and history to appreciate … loved your series here … cheers Hilary


  7. the eternal traveller June 20, 2017 / 10:06

    I’ve really enjoyed seeing Budapest with you. I love the art deco seasons. Are they mosaics?


  8. Lynne Rickards June 20, 2017 / 10:07

    My favourite is the wee joker boy perched on a railing. So quirky and charming!


  9. Green Global Trek June 20, 2017 / 11:27

    Love the architecture, the churches in particular and the sculptures. Lovely photos and have enjoyed traveling with you to a country we have not yet experienced… and now are more keen to go than ever! Thanks for sharing.



  10. Ann Coleman June 20, 2017 / 20:43

    Thanks for sharing your trip to Budapest. I don’t travel nearly as much as I want to, so I really do appreciate posts that show what other countries and cities are like. For now, it will have to do!


    • Anabel Marsh June 20, 2017 / 21:26

      Thanks Ann, so glad you have enjoyed some travel by proxy!


  11. Jessica (Diverting Journeys) June 21, 2017 / 19:09

    That four seasons mosaic is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve said it before, but I really think I do need to take another trip to Budapest – I clearly missed so much!


    • Anabel Marsh June 21, 2017 / 19:42

      I’m sure there are lots of quirky museums for you to write about!


  12. Jemima Pett June 23, 2017 / 09:49

    It was a wonderful tour of Budapest, thank you. So many places to see, so little time….


  13. BeckyB June 23, 2017 / 14:17

    What a wonderful trip you both have . . can’t believe it was March when you went feels like only last week you said you were going!


  14. Blue Sky Scotland June 26, 2017 / 00:41

    It’s enjoyable going to places where you don’t know much about the history as it’s a fresh slate then with everything new to discover.


  15. morningvampire June 26, 2017 / 10:46

    I’m glad you enjoyed our capital!
    If you don’t mind, I would like to correct one tiny mistake: it’s belváros, not belvarós 🙂 . I hope you’re not mad at me for correcting you, and that you will come visit again in the future.
    Thank you for sharing your trip!



  16. restlessjo June 27, 2017 / 07:27

    It’s quite hard, looking back, to name everything when you have heaps of photos. You obviously had a good time though. 🙂 :0


  17. jazzfeathers July 13, 2017 / 08:11

    Beautiful. Everythign is beautiful, but I particularly like the plaza. It looks like such a scenographic place.

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  18. corinnevail July 13, 2017 / 15:58

    Budapest is such a fantastic city to explore…love it.


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