The country’s largest flag was hoisted at the Renewing Citadel

Hungarian version of the article: Felhúzták az ország legnagyobb lobogóját a megújuló Citadellán

March 16, 2022 at 6:00 PM

On 15 March, the largest national flag of Hungary was hoisted on the Citadel, which is under renovation. The 72-square-foot flag will adorn the capital’s iconic building day and night.

On 15 March, the largest flag of the whole of Hungary was hoisted in the courtyard of the Citadel, according to the press release of the Várkapitányság. Following the fall of the War of Independence in 1848–1849, a 36-meter mast pole was erected in the inner courtyard as part of the reconstruction of the intimidation and repression building, on which the 6-meter-by-12-foot, or 72-square-meter, flag was hoisted yesterday.

The largest red-white-green flag of Hungary will decorate the Citadel day and night (source: Castle Captain)

In addition to the mast pole and the flag, the specialists have already cleaned the building complex and assessed the condition of the walls and ceilings. In addition, a so-called leakage system running along the walls has been completed, which will play an important role in preserving the condition.

The 72-square-meter red-white-green flag can be seen from many points in the city center (photo: MTI)

As part of the reconstruction, the nearly 10,000-square-meter exterior walls of the Citadel will be restored, and the inner courtyards will be renewed, creating a new 6,000-square-foot public park with rich flora, a pond, a pond and a panoramic café. The western cannon will be given a new cultural function: the struggles of the Hungarians for freedom will be presented on more than 1,700 square meters.

Source: Várkapitányság

Cover photo: The country's largest flag swings proudly over the Citadel (MTI)

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