Interesting facts about the streets of Budapest

Street names in Budapest have often changed depending on the current political regimes.

Maps always had to be reprinted and people had to learn the new names.

When a street name changes, the old street name plate must (by law) remain for at least two years, crossed out in red.

If a street is named after a person, at least 5 years must have passed since that person's death. The street name cannot be changed for 15 years.

This is why today's generation of 60-70 year olds still meet in "Moscow Square" (now Széll Kálmán Square) or remember "Liberation Square" or "Red Army Road".

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