Budapest

2022. június 11. 17:30
Pieces of the column of the old St. John's Hospital, remains of a wall and a fragment of the support column of the statue of St. John of Nepomuk were found during the renovation in Széna Square. The relics will be exhibited in the renovated square.
2022. június 10. 10:00
Alajos Hauszmann, who was born 175 years ago, is remembered on Thursday at the tomb in Fiumei road. He was the designer of the expansion and reconstruction of the Royal Mansion in Kossuth Square, the New York Palace, the main building of the Technical University, and the Royal Palace, but many public buildings, private houses and villas in Budapest were designed according to his plans. Through his work as a teacher, he had a significant influence on the Hungarian architecture and architects of the turn of the century.
2022. június 9. 19:00
Due to the modernization works of the Chain Bridge, the embankment section between Halász Street and Döbrentei Square will be closed to traffic from 20 June to mid-August. At the same time, during this period it will be possible to drive on the lower embankment of Pest every day, even on weekends.
2022. június 8. 17:00
On the fifth anniversary of Anna Jókai's death, the National Heritage Institute inaugurated a memorial plaque in the tomb garden on Fiumei road. Not only a plaque at the national memorial site, but now the square at the main entrance preserves the name of the writer born ninety years ago, who was the first chairman of the National Mercy Committee.
2022. június 8. 15:00
The Jókai Garden and the listed Steindl Villa will be renewed, and it will be a new nature exhibition place from next autumn. Construction work has already begun.
2022. június 7. 14:00
A sightseeing flight runs on weekend on tram line 19 between Kosztolányi Dezső square and the Margaret Bridge, Buda bridgehead stops. The tram will feature tourist attractions along the route, including the Hadik Café, Szent Gellért Square, Rudas Baths, the Castle Garden Bazaar, the Chain Bridge, Batthyány Square and Margaret Bridge.
2022. június 3. 16:30
In addition to the Renaissance Hall and the Romanian Hall, the almost renovated Baroque Hall of almost 800 square meters will also be available to the public from tomorrow. The last three large museum squares displaying and stylizing architectural styles were last opened simultaneously for 80 years.
2022. június 3. 11:00
The majority of businesses in Budapest do not agree with the final closure of the section of the lower embankment of Pest between Chain bridge and Erzsébet Bridge in front of car traffic. According to a survey by the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry, this may hinder the supply of the population, businesses and the general public in the region.
2022. június 2. 18:00
From 4 June, the Zugliget chairlift will be open again, its one-month overhaul has been completed.
2022. június 1. 16:00
The exhibition opened in the new visitor center of BME presents the activities of the Technical University, its world-class results, historical curiosities and the inventions of famous technical students. Those interested can check out the self-driving model car, the glass concrete, the small satellite, but they can also learn about drone development. They can also encounter relics such as the Rubik's Cube, the hologram, the Sphere or the rector's chain.
2022. június 1. 13:00
A wall containing the names of 62 Hungarian hearing-impaired athletes has been placed in the downtown Olympic Park.
2022. május 31. 09:00
The new exhibition building of the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and Monument Protection Documentation Centre is in fact an exhibition object in itself. The institution has not had its own exhibition space for more than half a century, but now it has got a truly authentic one: a modern villa where visitors can not only get information about this style from wall texts and pictures, but also perceive its features in the space.
2022. május 30. 14:00
The residential house at 17 Üllői Road, on the corner of Erkel Street, does not stand out from its surroundings, it has no special decorations, it is proportionate and simple. Yet it is important and worth presenting because it was the home and meeting place of prominent personalities who had a tremendous impact on Hungarian literature, theatrical life, fine arts, and architecture.
2022. május 29. 09:00
Walking in the Buda Castle, between the one- and two-storey houses of the narrow Országház Street, we would not even think that one of them hides a huge ceremonial hall. Although it is actually logical, as the name of the street already suggests that the greatest lords of the country once appeared here, and a representative hall was built for them. The life of the adventurous room took a turning point at the end of May 1929, as it was restored to its old glory after decades of neglect.
2022. május 28. 09:00
The Fiumei Road Cemetery deserves special attention not only as a resting place for the country's greats, but also the sculptures and works of art belonging to the tombs are invaluable. From now on, visitors can use their phones to get to know them more thoroughly: they can read about the most outstanding sculptures and their creators with the help of a QR code.
2022. május 27. 16:00
A sidewalk sank on a section of the Lower Turkish Road in the 2nd district, revealing cracks and a cave hiding underground.
2022. május 26. 09:00
The former house at 6 Váci Street is named after the huge statue of St. Christopher of the pharmacy in it, after which the area in front of the building was called Kristóf Square. However, according to the plans of József Hild, the building, which was expanded to two and then three floors, housed several other shops in addition to the pharmacy, including the fashion store of the clothing retailer Jakab Rothberger, which also won the title of imperial and royal court supplier.
2022. május 25. 14:00
The temporary protection ordered last year for the building of the legendary district I restaurant has recently expired, so on 24 May, an application was submitted for the demolition and the construction of a new residential building. Although the building has been rebuilt several times over the years, the cultural and historical significance of the Márványmenyasszony restaurant, founded in 1793, is given by the fact that it housed the wedding of István Széchenyi in 1836 and Miklós Wesselényi in 1845.
2022. május 24. 19:30
They cut out the iconic tree of Deák Square, the Himalayan silk pine leaning over the benches. The fallen tree was a favorite meeting place for many, and since the people of Budapest were attached to it, Főkert also said a sensitive goodbye to it on its website. It has been said that it cannot be transplanted or supported, there is no other option but to cut it down, as the popular tree is accident-prone.
2022. május 24. 18:00
The statue of the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz was inaugurated in the park named after him in Óbuda. It was said at the ceremony that this is one example of Polish-Hungarian friendship, as while Sándor Petőfi has a statue in Warsaw and a street named after him, one of the greatest figures in Polish literature, Mickiewicz, has now been erected in Budapest.
2022. május 24. 09:00
The new building of the Museum of Ethnography in the Városliget was ceremoniously handed over on Sunday. It is the first headquarters of the institution that was built for museum purposes during its hundred and fifty years of existence, although plans have been made for it earlier. Nearly a hundred years ago, in 1923, a tender was held for which various plans were submitted.
2022. május 22. 09:00
The name of the Templom (Church) Square in Kispest is eloquent, as three denominations also built their churches in this beautiful place: the Catholic, the Reformed and the Lutheran. The latter is the newest, although it is no longer young, since it was inaugurated on 22 May 1927, just ninety-five years ago. The special shape of its tower faithfully reflects the approach of the age of its construction, and its interior reflects Lutheran traditions.
2022. május 21. 13:00
Once again, the issue of the Aquincum Bridge is on the agenda, and the capital is asking the public for their opinion on what the new Danube crossing should look like and between which areas should it create transport connections. Although its construction is not expected in the near future, as it is conditional on the construction of the section of the M0 motorway between roads 10 and 11, and it is also preceded by the Galvani Bridge, but a suggestion has already been debated: alternatives include a plan of a car-free bridge.
2022. május 19. 13:00
The Józsefváros railway station, the third of Budapest's railway stations, was originally built for a private railway that later went bankrupt. The company was taken over by the state, and this decision brought about significant changes in Hungarian transport policy.
2022. május 18. 16:00
It was damaged in World War II, so one of the charming villas on Andrássy Avenue was demolished, which was built as the family house of the director of the Western Railway company in the early 1880s. The building was bought by the Hungarian state at the beginning of the 20th century, which later handed it over to a female monastic order, so it is not surprising that a chapel was built there at that time. After the war, the decision-makers did not spare the villa, building a modern residential house in its place.
2022. május 15. 09:00
A bridge was designed in the 1970s to replace the former Lágymányosi, now Rákóczi Bridge, and a tender was also announced for the task. The winning plan would have been a concrete bridge, but ideas later changed about both the structure and the role of the bridge, so it was finally built only decades later, in a completely different form. The results of the first competition were presented to the general public 50 years ago, in May 1972.
2022. május 14. 11:00
A foreign tourist may not even believe that Gellért Hill was not created by human hands. Towering in the middle of the city, it offers stunning views, so the idea that it was built for tourism may be obvious. Yet it is a gift of nature, and the view could be used not only for pleasure but also for military purposes. This justified the construction of a fortress on the hilltop called the Citadel. The building will be completely reborn thanks to the Várkapitányság, we now have the opportunity to see the work in progress.
2022. május 13. 14:00
Ede Telcs is an outstanding figure in Hungarian sculpture, and his works in Budapest include representative public monument, tombstone and architectural sculpture. His works adorning the Hungarian capital were mostly placed in City Park and the National Graveyard on Fiumei Road, as well as in the city centre. His work is intertwined with the life of the famous personalities, mainly with the architect Ignác Alpár, of Budapest which was developing into a world city.
2022. május 10. 09:00
We can count on the help of paramedics in Budapest for 135 years now. The Budapest Volunteer Ambulance Association started its operation on 10 May 1887 in today's Szent István Square, but soon after, they were able to move into their new headquarters on Markó Street. The paramedics initially rode in horse-drawn carriages, but in 1902, 120 years ago, they already rushed in an electric car to help those in trouble.
2022. május 8. 12:00
Finding and viewing pieces of the architectural heritage of a city with a long history is an eternal tourist hit. Budapest stands out in this area mostly with the legacy of dualism and the two world wars: almost everyone have encountered the names of Miklós Ybl, Imre Steindl or Ödön Lechner, but if we dig deeper, it is impossible to list how many undeservedly lesser-known talents contributed to the decoration of the Hungarian capital. The building of the Buda Postal Palace, which adorns the south-western side of Széll Kálmán Square, is also connected to such a genius: a remarkable volume came out this year about Gyula Sándy's life and work, both from a professional and a layman's point of view.

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