Klauzal Square

Klauzal Square, Budapest: Address, Klauzal Square Reviews: 3/5

Klauzal Square
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stinkwink
By stinkwink
Sad and sweet memories.
Dec. 2019
Klauzál is the largest square in Elizabeth City and in the Jewish Quarter. Sad memories are also attached to it, as the Budapest ghetto was on the square and in the surrounding streets, claiming the lives of thousands. But now this area is in the middle of the party district, where now bars are following ruin pubs and more bars, and this changed the ambiance of the area. No matter what, I always have fond memories in my mind when I go there. This was the space where I took my grandchildren to play so often. A large piece of the space functions as a children's playground. It is surrounded to prevent small guests from escaping in a careless moment and is definitely help and reassurance for the attendants. The fence is decorated with colorful children's drawings. In addition to the playground, there are sports grounds, dog running place, and some gym equipment for the grown-up generation. There are a couple of benches where is possible to sit down in the shade of trees if someone gets tired after the shopping at the opposite Klauzál Square market. The square is not an ornate space but adorned with a beautiful statue. A monument of 1848 depicting a hussar with an arrow on a limestone post. Otherwise, the park in the middle of Klauzál square is mostly functional, but it meets the needs of the inhabitants of the area. It was definitely a blessing for me that I didn't have to go too far with two little kids. Next to the market, the other attraction of the square is the Kádár restaurant. Anyone who has not tasted their food yet does not know what good Hungarian home cuisine really is. A tiny place with only 35 seats, on the tables are nylon covers and a basket of bread. I usually asked for take- away food because it was still warm when I got home. The taste of their layered cabbage and cooked beef with sour cherry sauce still lingers in my mouth. I live too far now to be able to comfortably walk there for lunch, but now that this review evokes my memories, I have decided that I will have to visit it again soon. Next to the Kádár, there is a pizzeria, a lottery, a couple of other shops and a taxi stand opposite. A lot of well-known streets meet in this space. Who wouldn't have heard of Kis and Nagy Diófa Street or Dob Street? Nyár and Klauzál Street also run here. There was some effort to make this area a bit prettier, but I can't say with great success. This is probably also due to the fact that the party district has moved here, which has led to a sharp increase in population density, mostly for short stays. It isn’t an attractive square, but nevertheless it is dear to the heart of the inhabitants.

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Neighbourhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
How to get there
  • Opera • 6 min walk
  • Blaha Lujza tér • 8 min walk
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel32,284 contributions
An ugly square.
Feb. 2020
This is a rather ugly square in the middle of the Jewish quarter in Budapest.
While the rest of the quarter is beautiful, this square is certainly not.
Written 18 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,382 contributions
Sad and sweet memories.
Dec. 2019
Klauzál is the largest square in Elizabeth City and in the Jewish Quarter. Sad memories are also attached to it, as the Budapest ghetto was on the square and in the surrounding streets, claiming the lives of thousands. But now this area is in the middle of the party district, where now bars are following ruin pubs and more bars, and this changed the ambiance of the area. No matter what, I always have fond memories in my mind when I go there. This was the space where I took my grandchildren to play so often. A large piece of the space functions as a children's playground. It is surrounded to prevent small guests from escaping in a careless moment and is definitely help and reassurance for the attendants. The fence is decorated with colorful children's drawings. In addition to the playground, there are sports grounds, dog running place, and some gym equipment for the grown-up generation. There are a couple of benches where is possible to sit down in the shade of trees if someone gets tired after the shopping at the opposite Klauzál Square market. The square is not an ornate space but adorned with a beautiful statue. A monument of 1848 depicting a hussar with an arrow on a limestone post. Otherwise, the park in the middle of Klauzál square is mostly functional, but it meets the needs of the inhabitants of the area. It was definitely a blessing for me that I didn't have to go too far with two little kids.
Next to the market, the other attraction of the square is the Kádár restaurant. Anyone who has not tasted their food yet does not know what good Hungarian home cuisine really is. A tiny place with only 35 seats, on the tables are nylon covers and a basket of bread. I usually asked for take- away food because it was still warm when I got home. The taste of their layered cabbage and cooked beef with sour cherry sauce still lingers in my mouth. I live too far now to be able to comfortably walk there for lunch, but now that this review evokes my memories, I have decided that I will have to visit it again soon.
Next to the Kádár, there is a pizzeria, a lottery, a couple of other shops and a taxi stand opposite. A lot of well-known streets meet in this space. Who wouldn't have heard of Kis and Nagy Diófa Street or Dob Street? Nyár and Klauzál Street also run here. There was some effort to make this area a bit prettier, but I can't say with great success. This is probably also due to the fact that the party district has moved here, which has led to a sharp increase in population density, mostly for short stays.
It isn’t an attractive square, but nevertheless it is dear to the heart of the inhabitants.
Written 30 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

June A
Surrey, UK2,291 contributions
Square in the heart of the Jewish district
Dec. 2019
This is a small open square in the heart of the Jewish area of the city and what was the Old Jewish Ghetto with places to sit, a few bars and restaurants and as expected, much history.
Written 1 December 2019
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Chris S
Richmond, VA69 contributions
Travel thru Budapest
Nov. 2018 • Solo
As I wandered down different little roads I found this amazing little park in some of the neatest things around it. The side streets were amazing in the views and people were so kind
Written 4 June 2019
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tfizzle
Portland, OR1,908 contributions
The square is okay but go for the open air beer garden
May 2018 • Solo
It is not a bad square considering it’s in the middle of the Jewish ghetto and ruined area there’s a great bar called the clouds in your garden it’s right there a little opener good cheap beers a place to have a conversation and visit.
Written 18 May 2018
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX6,981 contributions
A playground and park in the middle of the old Jewish quarter
Mar. 2017 • Couples
Klauzal Square (or Klauzál tér) is located in the VII district and is the largest open space in the historic Jewish District of Budapest. It includes a playground, a few benches, flowerbeds and other greenery. The locals stop here to stroll, sit, have a sandwich or walk their pets. It is surrounded by 3-4 storied buildings dating back to the 19th century, in various stages of disrepair. However, the Shopping center that was built on one side of the square was recently remodeled and updated, converted into a supermarket with a food court. All around the square, you will find restaurants (Kadar Etkezde, Koleves vendeglo). bars (Mumus, Ellato and Feszek Muveszklub) among others. Originally, this square was known as Stephans Platz or Istvan Ter. The Square's current name recognizes Gabor Klauzal. a member of the Hungarian nobility and an important politician during and after the 1848 revolution.
Written 18 May 2017
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