Lonely Planet review for Szabadság Tér
‘Liberty Sq’, one of the largest in Budapest, is a few minutes’ walk northeast of Roosevelt tér. In the centre is a memorial to the Soviet army, the last of its type still standing in the city. At the eastern side of the square is the fortresslike US Embassy, now cut off from the square by high metal fencing and concrete blocks. It was here that Cardinal József Mindszenty sought refuge after the 1956 Uprising and stayed for 15 years until departing for Vienna in 1971. The embassy backs onto Hold utca (Moon St), which, until 1990, was named Rosenberg házaspár utca (Rosenberg Couple St) after the American husband and wife Julius and Ethel Rosenberg who were executed as Soviet spies in the US in 1953.