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BUDA-PAST: HISTORIC SQUARE OF BUDAPEST THEN AND NOW

Do you know which historic square of Pest can be seen on this vintage pictures and approximately when it was taken?

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The Pest side’s bridgehead of the Liberty Bridge can be found at this square.

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How does it look like today…by night?

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The Corvinus University of Budapest can be found at this square too…

The answer: On the vintage picture you can see the Fővám tér in 1952. In that times it was called as Dimitrov square. The first name of the square was Salzplats (Salt square) in 1817 until the 1850s when it became Sóház (Salt-house square). Since 1874 it has been named to Fővám tér except for the years of communism in Hungary, between 1948 and 1991 it was Dimitrov square. Today it is Fővám tér and the most famous and most beautiful Market Hall (the Vásárcsarnok) of Budapest can be found here.

via: ilyenisvoltbudapest.hu

photos: ilyenisvoltbudapest.hu; panoramio.com