In the nineteenth century this area was called Trade Square. In 1990, it was renamed after the Hungarian poet and revolutionary Shandor Petofi. On July 11, 1847 he was on his way to his lover, who lived in Transylvania and stopped overnight in Uzhgorod. The night spent at the hotel “Black Eagle” (Petofi Sq., 20), and his impressions of the city were recorded in his “Travelling Letters”. Today, in place of the hotel there’s an Art School.