A Soviet bomb was found in Vörösmarty Square yesterday and was dealt with safely and swiftly by the authorities.
During reconstruction of the square, builders stumbled across the unexploded device yesterday afternoon, the area was evacuated immediately and professionals arrived to defuse and remove the bomb within two hours.
Reports suggest the bomb was Soviet from the Second World War and weighed a few hundred kilograms.
Vörösmarty Square is one of Budapest’s most popular tourist sites, and the renovation project is due to be completed by the summer of 2019.
Podmaniczky Square and other areas around the city are also getting a makeover this year as part of Budapest’s regeneration project.