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2023. január 31. 19:30
They are already painting the railings and historical elements returning to the sidewalks of the Chain Bridge. A significant part of the bridge's 704-metre railing structure was remanufactured due to damage caused by rust. Eight arched parapet castings are reconstructed based on archival photos to match the appearance of the Chain Bridge in 1914-1915.
2023. január 31. 16:00
General Artúr Görgei, Minister of War, was remembered on the 205th anniversary of his birth at his grave in the Fiumei Road Cemetery. It was said: Görgei is a historical figure whose historical role has been found at both extremes of the scale from traitor to hero in the last 150 years.
2023. január 26. 13:00
The European heritage protection organisation Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute have selected 11 European heritage sites, seven of which could be included in the program to help save European heritage. The Memento Park in Budapest and the building of the Ottó Herman Museum in Miskolc are also on the list of must-be-saved sites.
2023. január 25. 16:00
In 2023, the Budapest Inner City Parish Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary will celebrate the 975th anniversary of its foundation: the congregation was established in 1048, during the time of Andrew I. On the occasion of this holiday, a commemorative year was announced in the Inner City Church, which is the oldest medieval monument in Pest.
2023. január 25. 14:00
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the writing of the National Anthem, the Hungarian National Bank (HNB) issued silver collector coins with a face value of 15,000 HUF and non-ferrous metal ones with a face value of 3,000 HUF. On the obverse of the coin, the portrait of Ferenc Kölcsey can be seen, as well as the inscription Hymnus according to the original spelling and the year 1823 indicating the year of creation of the work.
2023. január 23. 15:00
In the early afternoon of 23 January, Ferenciek Square and Deák Ferenc Square stations on metro line 3 were opened to passenger traffic, after which it is possible to travel between Kőbánya-Kispest and Deák Ferenc Square. The complete reconstruction of the line is scheduled to be completed in May 2023.
2023. január 20. 20:30
Public procurement tenders were announced for the development of the bicycle network in the 2nd, 3rd and 13th Districts. The works will start this summer, their goal is to increase the safety of bicycle traffic and to encourage cycling.
2023. január 20. 19:00
On the occasion of the Day of Hungarian Culture, the relief entitled National Anthem was inaugurated in the Offices of the Members of the National Assembly building at 19 Széchenyi Embankment, which bears the name of István Barankovics. The five-metre-long work of woodcarving artist Róbert Smidt depicts the fateful events of Hungary's thousand-year history.
2023. január 19. 21:00
The Deák Ferenc Square metro station will be opened to traffic on Monday, but it has already become clear what kind of sight will greet the passengers when they go down to the underpass. The designers' vision was to create a contemporary retro feel with tubular spaces and the use of a variety of colours, yellow, blue, turquoise and white.
2023. január 19. 17:00
This year, Főkert will renew several rows of trees in Budapest, plant 12,000 trees and make a mini-forest. Several previously started works are continuing, including park renovations, and benches are being placed in the small forests planted last year.
2023. január 19. 09:00
Óbuda University announced the launch of the János Neumann memorial year yesterday, the world-famous scientist's statue was laid with a wreath in the institution's garden, and an all-day scientific conference was held. On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the mathematician's birth, the Neumann Society is holding countless programs and events until the end of December 2023, with which it tries to introduce the Hungarian public to everything the world owes to János Neumann, who was born in Budapest and died in Washington.
2023. január 18. 13:00
If, based on the previous evaluation, Hungary would have been capable to host the Olympics, then it is even more capable to do so now, Balázs Fürjes stated. According to him, in addition to the completed sports facilities, the hotel infrastructure is also suitable for such an event.
2023. január 17. 18:30
In connection with the 150th anniversary of the unification of Pest, Buda and Óbuda, the Budapest Cultural Centre has announced a tender to which cultural institutions maintained by the district local councils can apply. Support can be obtained for the organisation of cultural and artistic programs and events that express the identity of the district and present the specificities of the district.
2023. január 16. 12:30
On the Day of Hungarian Culture, 22 January, on the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem, 200 children, 100 from the motherland and 100 from abroad, will recite Hungary's national poem on the main steps of the Parliament. At the same time, one of the most important Hungarian poems of all time will be recited in four locations across the border, as well as in Ferenc Kölcsey's former residence, Szatmárcseke, and in Veszprém, which has been awarded the title of European Capital of Culture.
2023. január 12. 19:30
According to a British newspaper, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest is one of the best thermal baths in Europe. In the compilation published yesterday, the bath's Neo-Baroque building, its medicinal water and its 21 pools are mentioned.
2023. január 11. 18:00
The Ferenciek Square and Deák Ferenc Square metro stations will be opened to passengers on 23 January. According to the plans, the metro will run on the entire line from the middle of March, and from the middle of May, passengers will also be able to use the last renovated Nagyvárad Square and Lehel Square stations.
2023. január 10. 19:30
The Budapest City Council announced a tender for the creation of greener, more flowery inner courtyards and the greening of street facades.
2023. január 10. 16:30
Tens of thousands of archival photographs from the collection of a museum in France have recently become publicly available, among them some photos taken in Budapest in 1913. Their creator is the French photographer, Auguste Léon, who photographed the Hungarian capital and other locations as part of the Archives of the Planet program.
2023. január 10. 14:00
A chapel with a small floor area of barely thirty square metres was planned for Anna Meadow in the 12th District. If the donations are collected, next year a mass place that matches the landscape can be built in the Hegyvidék.
2023. január 10. 11:00
On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of the mathematician János Neumann, the Neumann Society announced a commemorative year for 2023, the aim of which is to make the world-famous mathematician's legacy known to as many people as possible. The famous scientist was born in the city centre, studied in Városligeti Avenue, went to university in Buda, and his grave is in the United States.
2023. január 9. 18:00
The Ferenciek Square metro station will open soon, where passengers will encounter a sight completely different from what they were used to before. The traditional orange colour remained on the underpass level, but those arriving by the escalator will be greeted by a golden station. The colours and graphic motifs refer to the Franciscan order that gave the space its name.
2023. január 6. 20:30
The Bulgarian Cultural and Education Centre is to be built on the plot opposite the Bulgarian community centre in the 9th District, near the Orthodox church. The building's topping-out ceremony was held on Epiphany Day, 6 January, which coincides with the Orthodox Christmas Day.
2023. január 6. 15:00
The Hungarian National Bank is issuing a total of 24 collector coins this year, in a total of 14 different themes. The new coins feature, among others, the 200-year-old National Anthem, Sándor Petőfi, Mihály Csokonai Vitéz, and the Hungarian National Archives, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary. There will be a hexagonal coin as well, such as the new element of the National Hauszmann Program series, the Riding Hall.
2022. december 23. 18:00
On 19 December, the foundation stone of the newly constructed gymnasium of the Baár–Madas Reformed High School, Primary School and Student Dormitory in the 2nd District was laid. The new gymnasium is expected to be completed at the end of 2023.
2022. december 20. 20:00
The restoration of the Buda Castle has begun, and the visuals for its reconstruction have been published in the past few days, so now we know exactly what the building will look like after the reconstruction is completed. The Neo-Baroque royal palace was built between 1890 and 1905 with a significant expansion of the previous palace, but after 1945 it was rebuilt and simplified due to war damage. Anyone can see the reconstruction plans in the visitor centre that opened on Monday in Hunyadi Court.
2022. december 17. 15:00
In December and January, the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology And Transport invites those interested to a special experience. People can visit the most beautiful places in Budapest with an Ikarus 66 retro bus, and during the trip, they can also get to know the world of the age of the vehicle. The nostalgia service starts today, people can get on the oldtimer-certified bus at Heroes' Square, at the entrance to the City Park Ice Rink.
2022. december 17. 11:00
From 16 December, the road on the Chain Bridge is available for those travelling with BKK vehicles, taxis, bicycles, motorcycles and mopeds. The bridge is scheduled to open to pedestrians in the fall of 2023.
2022. december 16. 20:00
The Miraculous Hind statue was inaugurated in the garden of the Hungarian National Bank Supervisory Centre and Money Museum, i.e., the former Postal Palace on Krisztina Boulevard. The symbol of the Money Museum, the five-metre-high work standing on a six-metre-high pedestal, which symbolises renewal, ascension, and abundance, can be clearly seen by pedestrians and motorists on Krisztina Boulevard from afar.
2022. december 13. 17:00
From 16 December, BKK vehicles, taxis, and people travelling by bicycle or motorcycle can use the Chain Bridge. The renovation of the bridge continues, including the reconstruction of the monument elements and the construction of the pavement. Pedestrians are expected to be able to use the bridge after the completion of the final stage of the renovation in the fall of 2023.
2022. december 11. 17:00
The design renders of the new campus of the Corvinus University of Budapest, which is already under construction in the 11th District, were presented. In the new university centre located at the junction of Ménesi Road and Mányoki Road, in addition to the educational buildings, innovation and community spaces will also play an important role, a 180-bed dormitory is being built, and an 11,000 square metre park will also serve the students' comfort. The new campus will be handed over next autumn.

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