Astoria

It is possible to refer to a station on the M2 metro line by the slang name "Astoria," which is also the name of a significant road crossing in the central part of Budapest that is not an official designation. It got its name from the Grand Hotel Astoria, which used to stand on that corner.

Rákóczi Street and the Small Boulevard meet just here at this intersection. The Humanities Faculty of Eotvos Loránd University may be found at this building's corner, while the Hungarian National Museum can be found just across from it. The synagogue on Dohány Street can be found in the other direction, approximately 200 meters away from this intersection.

For example, saying "Az Astorián lakom" (I live on the Astoria) does not imply having a residence neighboring the actual intersection (which has few residential buildings), but rather one that is close to the intersection along one of the major roads. This is because the actual intersection has a limited number of residential buildings.

Along the Small Boulevard you'll find Calvin Square and Ferenc Deák Square, and along Rákóczi Road you'll find Square of the Franciscans and Lujza Blaha Square. All of these metro stations are close by.

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