culture

2022. október 30. 10:00
Although his name lives on in the public consciousness as a hermit of Eger, Géza Gárdonyi was a regular figure in the cultural and literary life of Budapest at the turn of the 19th century. He was an eyewitness to the development of the city, as a journalist he reported for years from the Old House of Representatives, he visited the famous artist's salon of the Fesztys, but he was also considered a regular guest at the Centrál, the Valéria or the New York Café. Pestbuda now remembers Géza Gárdonyi, who died 100 years ago today.
2022. június 9. 09:00
Ágoston Pollack, the son of the outstanding classicist architect, Mihály Pollack, designed several public and private buildings in Pest and Buda. Most of it has been demolished and rebuilt, many of his plans have survived only in the form of documentation. Ágoston Pollack also collaborated with Miklós Ybl and his own father, for example on the expansion of Szent Rókus Hospital. Ágoston Pollack's activity and appreciation were relegated to the background in the shadow of his father's masterpieces, although at the sight of his plans we can say that he was one of the outstanding architects of his time.
2022. május 25. 09:00
The one-storey listed building at 9 Országház Street will be renovated. One of the most researched residential buildings in the Buda Castle District was built in the 15th century, then rebuilt in the Baroque style in the 17th century. It underwent another major transformation in the 19th century. The Gothic sedilia in the front door of the house are of outstanding value in the Castle District, but its facade is also remarkable.
2022. május 17. 09:00
The classicist corner building at 13 Váci Street and 15 Régiposta Street is the oldest still standing house on Váci Street, and according to research, it was the first three-storey residential building in the capital. The first art shop in Pest opened its doors here, then in the second half of the 19th century, it housed one of the most prestigious fashion salons in Europe, the Alter and Kiss Fashion House. Kálmán Mikszáth was a famous tenant. The house has undergone several mutilations over the past 215 years, but thanks to the restorations, much of its original beauty is still preserved today.
2022. május 16. 12:00
Among the innovators of Hungarian painting at the turn of the century, we consider Béla Iványi-Grünwald, who was born 155 years ago. He studied at the Mintarajziskola [Design School] on Andrássy Avenue, later becoming a popular and defining figure in Budapest's art life, one of the founders and core members of the Fészek Klub [Nest Club]. He is also the founder of the Nemzeti Szalon [National Salon], an association of artists dissatisfied with official art policy, with its headquarters in Erzsébet Square. When he died at János Hospital in 1940, his contemporaries said goodbye not only to a talented artist but also to an always cheerful social man.
2022. április 20. 10:00
Lipót Strelisky was one of the first to deal with daguerreotypes in Budapest in the 1840s. In his studio in Dorottya Street, he photographed the politicians, aristocrats and artists of the age. His son, Sándor Strelisky, who died a hundred years ago, was the first photographer in Hungary to take multi-character photographs with a special technique. Strelisky photos are invaluable today and help us learn about Budapest's past.
2022. február 16. 15:30
A statue of Lipót Aschner, born 150 years ago, was erected in Újpest. The bronze statue of the sculptor Dávid Tóth, the father of Hungarian light bulb production and development, the flourisher of the Tungsram brand, the president and patron of the Újpest Gymnastics Association (UTE), and the sculptor Dávid Tóth, was placed in Lipót Aschner Square in Újpest.
2022. február 15. 14:00
The exhibition of the history of science entitled The Dreamers of Dreams 20 - World-Speaking Hungarians, Hungarian Inventions will be presented on the Millenáris from 6,000 square meters on a 1.5-kilometer route. The history of Hungarian transport, medicine and life sciences, infocommunication come to life, but visitors can also learn about significant Hungarian developments in the industrial and energy sectors. The aim of the exhibition is to show that Hungarians were not only successful in the past, but still have these qualities.
2022. január 31. 15:00
In addition to the newly restored Lotz frescoes of the main building of the Old Art Gallery, the exhibition entitled Space Reservations - The Stories of the Old Art Gallery of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE) awaits the public from 15 February with classic and contemporary works of art and documents evoking the house's past. The exhibition is part of a series of programs celebrating 150 years of the University.
2022. január 27. 20:00
In the 2nd district, additional signs were placed under the street signs bearing the names of famous creators. The boards provide quotes either said or written by the creator or about the creator. The street sign named after Sándor Petőfi, Attila József or Kálmán Mikszáth, who was born 175 years ago, became richer with valuable additions.
2022. január 27. 15:00
A promenade and a stone archive will also be built during the development that is now beginning at the Aquincum Museum, and the everyday life of the Roman soldiers once stationed here is also planned to be presented to visitors in a spectacular exhibition. We would also like to promote the archaeological and architectural monuments from the Roman Empire in Aquincum and other parts of Óbuda in the 3rd district.
2022. január 24. 11:00
The new, unified campus of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University will be located in the Palace District of Józsefváros. As part of the works until 2027, a new campus building will be erected at 26 Szentkirályi Street, and the listed building at 15 Bródy Sándor Street will be renovated, 28-30 Szentkirályi Street Palace will be remodeled and connected to the adjoining university building. An open tender was issued for the construction.
2022. január 15. 09:30
On 18 January, the renovated Ady Memorial Museum will open at 4-6 Veres Pálné Street, 5th District. The last home of Endre Ady, which today is a branch of the Petőfi Literary Museum as a memorial museum, awaits those interested with more friendly public spaces, a renewed exhibition, new museum pedagogical sessions and a series of programs.
2022. január 13. 19:00
The roofs of the historical domes of the buildings of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Szent Gellért Square and the University Square of Eötvös Loránd University are being reconstructed. They were destroyed during the devastation of World War II. During the reconstruction, the roof ornaments connected to the dome will be rebuilt, as well as the demolished sculptural elements.
2022. január 13. 16:00
A national memorial site was born! The Community of Hungarian Patriots presents the Királydomb in Rákosmező at a traveling exhibition entitled. In today's Kőbánya, next to the Rákos stream, the installation depicts the scene of medieval parliaments with the help of period documents and authentic depictions. The aim of the exhibition is to bring back to the national memory the place declared by the Parliament to be a national memorial in 2020, but undeservedly forgotten in the public consciousness. The exhibition also includes a copy of the famous Rákosi order issued in 1505.
2022. január 12. 16:00
One hundred and fifty years ago, on 12 January, 1872, the first issue of the Hungarian Language Guard magazine, edited by Gábor Szarvas, was published. In the 19th century, the paper took a stand in discussions of language renewal, opposing foreign turns. He also laid down rules for spelling and grammar, and he had great merit in learning about dialects and vernacular.
2022. január 11. 19:30
A model of the building of the National Circus Arts Center to be built next to the Western Railway Station was also presented at a professional and scientific conference held on the eve of today's 14th Budapest International Circus Festival. Participants were introduced to the history of European circus buildings, and an exhibition was opened.
2022. január 3. 19:30
Ágnes Nemes Nagy, a poet, translator and essayist who was born a hundred years ago, writes masterpieces such as the poems of the book Wandering Years or the Solstice, or All Children's Poems. The poet was born in Budapest and died here in the 12th district 5/b Királyhágó street - where she lived for about thirty-three years.
2021. december 21. 14:00
Mari Törőcsik lived in Újbuda for many years, where a public space will soon be named after her. Locals can now vote to decide whether the current Etele Square, Independence Park, Etele Park or the area around Bottomless Lake will be named after the legendary actress in the future.
2021. december 20. 14:00
An exhibition of the best images of the first two years of the Hungary 365 photo competition was opened at the Danube Promenade in Pest. The outdoor exhibition is open until 9 January.
2021. december 19. 11:00
The most prestigious balls of Pest in the first decades of the 1800s were held in Downtown, at 9 Váci Street, on the floor of The Seven Electors' Inn (Hét választófejedelem fogadó). Joseph II also stayed at the inn, 12-year-old Ferenc Liszt gave his first concert in Pest here. The audience could also admire the plans of the first permanent bridge between Pest-Buda in the Great Hall of The Seven Electors' Inn. The house was demolished in 1840, and the three-storey classicist residential house of József Hild was built in its place, which houses the Pesti Theatre nowadays.
2021. december 17. 17:00
Móric Benyovszky received a public sculpture in the 8th district in Józsefváros. The Hungarian world traveler was born 280 years ago, died 235 years ago, and the inauguration of his bronze portrait was the closing event of the Benyovszky Memorial Year.
2021. december 16. 18:00
The House of Hungarian Music was built in Városliget. Opening on 22 January with an interactive music history exhibition, the building will have a triple function: hosting concerts, dance halls and community music, providing space for education and music pedagogy, as well as interactive permanent and temporary exhibitions, a sound field and a creative sound space.
2021. december 15. 17:00
As a new stop in the comprehensive reconstruction of the museum, a new permanent exhibition unit of the Old Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts was opened in the renovated part of the Városliget wing of the building, more than one and a half thousand square meters, arranged according to a new concept.
2021. december 11. 18:00
The new communal spaces of the Catholic parish of St. Margaret's were inaugurated in Lehel Square, in the 13th district. The communal areas were designed from a former parishioner's apartment in a condominium near a neo-Romanesque church consecrated in 1933.
2021. december 10. 15:00
The Ady Memorial Museum on Veres Pálné Street is being renovated, where the poet lived between 1917 and 1919 with his wife, Berta Boncza. In the three-room apartment, the spaces will be renovated and a new room will be created for museum pedagogical classes.
2021. december 3. 13:30
A detailed technical, architectural, artistic and functional survey of the Buda Castle has been completed, thanks to which the experts now know exactly the transformations after the Second World War. At the same time, planning for the complete restoration of the building complex began. The first visual designs have now been completed, led by Robert Gutowski.
2021. december 2. 10:00
The imposing glass façade has been completed and work on the more than 7,000-square-foot roof garden will soon be completed. The new Ethnographic Museum in the city park, which will open to the public in the spring of 2022, will be one of the most modern ethnographic institutions in Europe.
2021. december 1. 20:00
The National Theater commemorates the Hungarian theatrical life, which has been torn apart for more than a hundred years, with the sculpture The Trianon of Hungarian Theaters. The work of István Horváth Böjte will be inaugurated on Saturday in front of the theater building in Hajóorr.
2020. október 4. 09:00
When in 1635 Péter Pázmány founded the first University in Hungary – the successor of which operates in Budapest today – Buda and Pest were occupied by the Ottomans. Thus, one of the greatest figures of Hungarian baroque literature, and a leading figure of Hungarian Catholicism, never visited what is today Budapest. Nevertheless, two universities in the capital vie to preserve his memory. Several statues and other works of art depict him around the city, emphasising how the life's work of this Hungarian prelate is unavoidable in public life, education, culture and religion.

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