Hegyvidék

2022. szeptember 11. 10:30
More and more people moved from Pest, which began to grow in the first half of the 19th century, to the mountains of Buda, because instead of traffic and crowding, calmness and fresh air awaited them there. The larger plots also made it possible to build free-standing villas with gardens, many of which were designed by the most employed architect of the period, József Hild.
2022. szeptember 8. 17:00
The restoration of the monumental Vilmos Aba-Novák fresco depicting the seven days of creation in the church in Városmajor has been completed. The 160-square-metre fresco consists of seven large pictures of creation and 42 small pictures with biblical themes. Now the part depicting the seventh day can be seen on the ceiling in its original beauty as well.
2022. augusztus 11. 18:47
Water is a basic necessity for life, so its significance has been extremely important in all ages. Today it is natural that water flows from the tap, but in the past this was not the case, water was also brought to the houses by vendors so that people could wash, cook, clean themselves, and most importantly, drink. In the 19th century, Pest and Buda began to develop significantly, the local wells and sources could no longer fully satisfy the needs, so water sellers appeared who measured their portage for money.
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 3. 08:00
Already in the time of King Matthias, the Hegyvidék wells provided water to the Buda Castle, but Queen Elizabeth and Palatine Joseph also drank water coming from Svábhegy - revealed at the new exhibition on the relationship between Hegyvidék and the water, which opened on Wednesday in the building of the Hegyvidék Local History Collection next to the Horse Railway Cultural and Event Centre.
2022. május 13. 21:00
A new four-storey wing will be added to the Városmajor Cardiology and Vascular Clinic on the site below 70 Városmajor Street, where the Diagnostic Center will be located. The new and old blocks of the clinic are planned to be connected by a bridge.
2022. április 2. 16:00
The exterior facade of the Kútvölgyi Hospital was renewed, the doors and windows of the tower building were replaced, and the cooling and heating system was also modernized. At the same time, internal renovation work is already underway.
2021. november 3. 20:00
During the renovation of the National Korányi Pulmonology Institute of the 12th district, new trees will be planted in place of the trees to be felled. The institution replaces 200 trees locally and 300 trees are planted in various public areas of the district.
2021. május 19. 16:00
The 12th District local council has begun preparing the snow cannon investment planned for Normafa. As part of the works, pipes are being laid in the ground, to which the cannons will be connected in the winter. Once completed, lovers of winter sports will be able to use the area for over 3 months each year.
2021. április 21. 16:00
The Jókai Garden and the Steindl Villa on Sváb Hill are to be renovated. The investment is planned to be completed by 2022, and the developers hope that Budapest will be enriched with a popular resting place.
2021. április 8. 15:00
The symbolism of scarcity and hope – are the words used by the judges to describe the winning design of the World War II memorial planned for the 12th District. The sculpture will be built alongside the Varosmajori Church and has been designed to remember the district residents that lost their lives in the conflict.
2021. március 27. 16:00
An educational canopy trail has been planned for Normafa. To be built on the former Sport Hotel site, the trail will have space for 150 visitors and focus on conservation education. The study trail will begin at ground level and climb above the tree canopy to offer a stunning view of Budapest.
2021. február 2. 08:00
A new World War II memorial will be built in the 12th District near Városmajor Church. The statue may be finished this year. The tender announced for the project closes this month. The mayor of the 12th District, Zoltán Pokorni. is likely to recommend that the Turul Statue in the district not be reclassified as a World War I memorial, but that it stand with a detailed explanatory board about its symbolism and history.
2020. október 17. 15:00
The wooden cross at the intersection of Diana and Gyöngyvirág Streets in the 13th District has been renovated. The crucifix that originally stood here was demolished in the 1950s but rebuilt in 2008.
2020. szeptember 12. 00:00
New synagogue opened at the Alma Street orthodox Jewish Retirement Home in the 12th District
2020. augusztus 19. 10:00
The János Hill chairlift is one of Budapest's most interesting means of transport and has been serving the city since 19 August 1970. There are several interesting facts connected to it. Few know that the first “passengers” on the chair lift were sandbags. A wedding was once held up in the air, and the Trapper jeans brand also shot a commercial on the lift, with a stuntman travelling above the city standing up.
2020. július 19. 15:00
While many Hungarians know the lyrics to the Székely national anthem, while the work written soon after the Treaty of Trianon was signed quickly became symbolic of Hungarian unity, few know the name of the writer who originally wrote the lyrics: György Csanády. To honour the writer's memory, born 125 years ago, a memorial plaque has been unveiled on the 12th-district house he lived in.