Adam Clark Square (Clark Ádám Tér)
Located at the foot of the Buda Hills along the Danube River, Adam Clark Square isn't much to look at, though the flowers blooming in spring and summer add a colorful touch. You can find the Zero Kilometer sculpture here—marking the point at which all distances from the Hungarian capital are measured—plus the popular Buda Castle Funicular.
Since the square is a hub for travelers that want to head up Castle Hill, you can visit it on many Budapest sightseeing tours, Segway tours, and e-bike tours. You can expect to see the square twice if you book round-trip funicular tickets, which is the most convenient way to reach the castle.
Things to know before you go
- To enjoy waterfront views you can walk across the Chain Bridge from Pest, and easily reach Adam Clark Square.
- If you prefer to hike to Buda Castle, you can start here: paths up the hills begin just steps from the square.
- Budapest Card holders can ride the funicular free of charge.
How to get there
If you prefer to save your legs, opt to take public transit. You can take the metro to Batthyány Tér and walk to Adam Clark Square in about 10 minutes, or take the 19 or 41 trams, and disembark at the Clark Ádám Tér stop. If you want to see more of the city, opt for a hop-on hop-off tour, since most stop at the square.
When to get there
There's really no bad time to visit Adam Clark Square. To add on a trip to Buda Castle via the funicular—perhaps the most popular reason to include the square on your itinerary—you can visit seven days a week, early till late. Cars operate every five to 10 minutes throughout the day.
Visiting the Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria)
After a quick funicular ride from Adam Clark Square, you are just steps from the Buda Castle and its museum: the Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). The galleries in this regal setting present a rich array of fine art, including paintings, drawing, sculpture, and more, with many Hungarian artists on display. The museum is closed on Mondays and is typically busiest over summer weekends.
- Buda Castle Funicular (Budavári Sikló)
- Sándor Palace (Sándor Palota)
- Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria)
- Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lanchid)
- Budapest History Museum (Castle Museum)
- Budapest Danube River
- Hungarian Heritage House (Budai Vigadó)
- Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- Széchenyi Square (Széchenyi István Tér)
- Danube Promenade
- Fisherman’s Bastion (Halaszbastya)
- Matthias Church (Mátyás Templom)
- Danube Palace (Duna Palota)
- Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum (Sziklakórház Atombunker Múzeum)
- Vigadó Concert Hall (Pesti Vigadó)