Fő Utca

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Fő Utca information

Budapest , Hungary
Getting there
bus 86
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Lonely Planet review

Fő utca is the arrow-straight ‘main street’ running from Clark Ádám tér through Víziváros; not surprisingly, it dates from Roman times. At the former Capuchin church , used as a mosque during the Turkish occupation, you can see the remains of an Islamic-style ogee-arched door and window on the southern side. Around the corner there’s the seal of King Matthias Corvinus – a raven with a ring in its beak – and a little square called Corvin tér with the delightful Lajos Fountain (Lajos kútja) dating from 1904. The Eclectic building on the north side at No 8 is the Buda Concert Hall . To the north the Iron Stump is an odd-looking tree trunk into which itinerant artisans and merchants would drive a nail to mark their visit in medieval times.