Széchenyi square is one of the biggest squares in Szeged with a beautiful park inside it.
The whole area is about 50 000 sq.m and it is the continuation of Karasz street,
the main pedestrian street in Szeged. It is surrounded by official buildings for example
Szeged City Hall, Main Post Office of Szeged, banks and restaurants. It used to be a market
place but today it is mainly used as a park and a place for different festivals and fairs in Szeged.
Between the Town Hall and the palace you can find the Bridge of Sighs of Szeged.
It was built in 1883 when Franz Joseph emperor visited Szeged after the large flooding
that destroyed the town in 1879. He stayed in the palace and through this bridge he could
easily reach the Town Hall without having to step out in the street.
The bridge is similar to the one in Venice. There are some nice statues in the square
for example Ferenc Deak, Istvan Szechenyi or Lajos Tisza, famous Hungarian politicians and
also a statue of King Stephen and his wife, Gizella.