Széll Kálmán tér (Széll Kálmán Square, formerly Moszkva tér, Moscow Square) is one of the city's busiest transport interchanges. Because of its traffic and several stores around, it can be considered the centre of Buda. Several buses head for popular tourist destinations of the Buda hills so this square is a common meeting place for those going on excursions.
The originally nameless area became Széll Kálmán tér (Széll Kálmán Square) in 1929, named after the Hungarian prime minister Kálmán Széll. Following the Soviet occupation and the communist takeover in the country, the square was renamed Moszkva tér in 1951 under the Rákosi regime.
Following the fall of communist regimes in Eastern Europe, it was debated whether it should be renamed the original Széll Kálmán again, but initially the name remained. The original name of the square was restored in 2011 by the City Council of Budapest.
During the first part of the 1956 revolution Soviet troops (who at the time were stationed in the western part of the country, near Székesfehérvár) tried to capture the city, attacking towards this square. This first attempt was unsuccessful and the country was free from communist rule until the November 1956 Soviet invasion.