5th district

2022. szeptember 12. 17:00
The Hild Square playground in the 5th District will be completely renovated, as well as the public areas connected to the square and a small section of Mérleg Street. An accessible washroom will be built on the square, and a drinking fountain, a humidifier, a ping-pong table, new benches and bike racks will also be installed.
2022. szeptember 6. 15:00
Almost 150 years ago, in 1873, the imposing building of the Royal Hungarian Main Post Office was completed in the city centre. The floor plan and cost plan of the postal palace bounded by three streets were prepared by Henrik Koch, and the plans for the glass roof of the inner courtyard were prepared by Antal Szkalnitzky. The historic building bordered by Petőfi Sándor, Párizsi and Városház Streets was also privately owned, and they wanted to turn it into a hotel more than ten years ago, but the former Main Post Office is still unused today.
2022. március 24. 14:00
Next to the city wall of Pest, built during the reign of King Matthias, the new community space of the city center, the Bastion Park, was established. If you visit here, you will find a lookout point to the Rock Chapel on Gellért Hill, a playground and a city history gallery. The space made greener with new trees and plants was taken over by the general public yesterday.
2022. március 19. 12:00
On the plot of the corner building at 32 Váci Street - 2 Kígyó Street after the Turkish occupation the first public pharmacy in Pest, the Szentháromság [Holy Trinity] pharmacy operated. Its builder and owner was the pharmacist, Heinrich Siegfried Herold. The plot is well-located and has housed a number of shops and high-ranked tenants in recent centuries since the pharmacy moved out: the fabric store addressed to the Green tree [a Zöld fához in Hungarian], the sign of which was painted by Miklós Barabás, and a bookshop of the famous bookseller family, the Kiliáns where also housed here. The building, which is still in a very dilapidated condition, is under the district's unique protection and is a prominent archaeological site.
2021. november 26. 17:00
One of Krúdy's favorite places was the Downtown Café, which once operated in the southern Klotild Palace, where he wrote a significant part of the short stories of Sindbad. The genre statue now erected near Ferenciek Square commemorates this event.
2021. október 19. 10:30
The Erzsébet Square bus station has not departed and accepted buses for twenty years now. For much of the 20th century, it was still natural for buses to depart from central spaces that were easily accessible to all, but due to changes in urban development considerations, bus stations were pretty slowly pushed out of the inner city core. The Erzsébet Square bus station in the 5th District was also closed down.
2021. augusztus 27. 12:30
At 24 Báthory Street, 5th District, it can be found out only from a memorial plaque that the German Theatre of Pest once stood here. This was already the third venue for German acting in Pest, but the theatre could not function here for a long time either. Twenty years after its opening, on 20 December 1889, a fire destroyed the building, in which Mór Jókai also turned, and an operetta written from his work was even performed here.
2021. augusztus 22. 11:00
The square in front of the Parliament has been called Kossuth Square since 1927, since the statue of the great statesman was inaugurated that year. The designation of its exact location provoked lengthy debates, and the finished work was tentatively erected at several points of the square by the time it reached its final location.
2021. július 13. 16:00
The Sports and Adventure Centre has been established by the Inner City Local Council at 30 Vadász Street. In addition to the sports fields, the new facility will have a 4-lane, 25-metre pool, a training pool and a thermal water wellness area, which will be fed by its own thermal water well. Great emphasis was placed on ecological and energy efficiency aspects when designing the building. As a result of special architectural solutions, a number of sports departments have been incorporated into the small floor area.
2021. március 3. 17:00
Those wanting to take a last glance at the Fontana building, built in 1984 on the corner of Váci Street and Régi Posta Street, should hurry. The large-scale demolition works are already underway. The former shopping centre will soon be replaced by a more modern building on Budapest's top shopping street.
2021. március 1. 18:30
A memorial to the victims of the tragic accident that led to the sinking of the Hableány riverboat on 29 May 2019 will be erected on Széchenyi Embankment near Margit Bridge, not far from the location of the crash. Penta Általános Építőipari Kft. has been contracted for the work, which will be completed before the second anniversary of the tragedy.
2021. február 19. 18:00
The new glass building on Szervita Square will house offices, luxury apartments and a parking garage. With seven overground and five underground stories the building replaced the old parking garage that was built on the square in 1973.
2020. december 9. 14:00
One of the most beautiful and largest fountains in Budapest, the Danubius Fountain on Erzsébet Square, has undergone a comprehensive renovation in recent months. Its stones have been cleaned, missing parts replaced, and even worn gilding replaced.
2020. október 21. 16:00
Fontana House on the corner of Véáci Street and Régi Posta Street, built in 1984 is to be torn down to make way for a new modern building with commercial areas on its ground floor and housing above.
2020. szeptember 16. 15:00
A beautiful fountain can be found in the centre of Budapest. Designed by Miklós Ybl, it depicts what were once the four largest rivers of Hungary: the Danube, the Tisza, the Drava and the Sava. Originally erected on Kalvin Square in 1883 it was severely damaged in the Second World War. A copy of the fountain and its statues were later erected on Erzsébet Square. Sadly, these were damaged, not by armed conflict but simply passers-by, leading to the foot of the Sava figure being broken off – a fault that will also be repaired with the complete renovation of the fountain.