Hviezdoslav Square underwent a significant reconstruction at the end of the 20th century, while its appearance changed significantly. Before the reconstruction, it looked more like a small city park with a lot of greenery, at present it has the character of a city promenade.
The square is mainly a pedestrian zone with a lot of greenery , in the central part of the square there is a podium intended for cultural events and in the middle of the square there is a longitudinal fountain. Near the Slovak National Theater there is a life-size statue of Pavel Országh Hviezdoslav. In recent years, under the appearance of the square have been negatively signed by security measures of the United States Embassy, which devalue the appearance of the square and have a disruptive effect on the population.
There are several important buildings and structures on the square. Probably the most important building is the historic building of the Slovak National Theater , which borders the square on the east side. To the right of the theater is the renovated, historic Radisson SAS Carlton hotel complex . Hotel Carlton is an integral part of Bratislava's Old Town. On the south side of the square is also the embassy of the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany . There are many restaurants and bars on the north side of the square .