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Tour XII.
Váci utca and the Grand Market Hall

Let us start our walk from a point that offers a superb panorama of the River Danube and the Buda Castle: Roosevelt tér. The square is a former dock at the foot of the bridge, where boats arriving in Pest were unloaded in the 19th century. The neo-Renaissance palace of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the centre of Hungarian scientific life since the middle of the 19th century, stands here, too. You can also see the secessionist-style Gresham Palace, which is today a luxury hotel.