Klauzál Square

The value preserving reconstruction of Kárász Street and Klauzál Square was recognised with the Europe Nostra Award in 2004. The downtown palaces display the features of the different competing styles of the time, classicism, eclecticism and secession. Their versatile, distinctive nature still creates a uniquely harmonic, well-balanced picture. While having a coffee, cake or ice-cream, we can have a look at the full-figure bronze statue of Lajos Kossuth, as well as Kárász House, which was built on the outer piles of the old castle, and the balcony of which he made his last speech in Hungary from. On the eastern side of the square we can see New Zsótér House, where the operations of the reconstruction were controlled from, along with the harmonic building of the former Hotel Europe.