194352_tigris-szalloda-pesten-_10.jpg Tigris Szálló - one of the most elegant hostels in Pest of its time was downgraded to a residential house One of the most elegant hotels in Pest was the Tigris Szálló ('Hotel Tiger'), designed by József Hild at 5 Nádor Street - 10 Mérleg Street in the 5th District in the middle of the 19th century. Its coffee house and restaurant were also notable, for a while the editorial office of the Pesti Hírlap led by Lajos Kossuth operated in the building, but reading evenings and classical music concerts were also held here for the eminent, cultured public. The building was significantly remodelled in 1901-1902, perhaps even downgraded a little, but even today it is still considered one of József Hild's best public buildings.
Guardians of the Holy Crown - the Hungarian Royal Crown Guard was established 150 years ago At first, the church, then selected lords, and later a regular organization guarded the symbol of Hungarian statehood, the Holy Crown. First, Maria Theresa created the Hungarian Royal Crown Guard to guard the crown, but it was later dissolved by her son Joseph II in the spirit of enlightenment. After nearly a hundred years, in 1872, Franz Joseph established the Crown Guard again, which fulfilled its task until 1945, the end of the Second World War.
János Bobula designed the building of the 150-year-old secondary school in Pest 150 years ago, in 1872, education began at the Secondary Training School of the Royal Hungarian Teacher Training Institute, i.e. today's ELTE Trefort Ágoston Secondary Training School. In the first 15 years of the institution, it did not yet have an independent building, they moved from one rental property to another. In the 1880s, the Minister of Religion and Public Education, Ágoston Trefort, commissioned János Bobula Sr. to design the school building that still stands today at the corner of Szentkirályi and Trefort Streets, which was handed over 135 years ago, in 1887.
The famous Hungarian inventor passed away 100 years ago - Donát Bánki stayed here to enrich his country He made the world's first atomizer engine together with János Csonka, his other invention, the Bánki Turbine, bears his name, and he also designed the mechanical equipment of the former Elevátor House on Boráros Square, the grain transfer building demolished after the war. Donát Bánki was a legendary engineer of the Ganz Factory and a renowned teacher at the University of Technology. He died in Budapest on 1 August 1922.
Changing Chains – 12 elements of Chain Bridge to be modified during reconstruction Chain Bridge has been completely closed, and its renovation has begun in earnest. The 172-year-old bridge has been remodelled several times, first in 1914-1915, then it was rebuilt after World War II, and most recently, it underwent major renovations in the second half of the 1980s. So now the iconic structure of the capital is being renewed again. But what work will be done on the Chain Bridge over the next two years?
Contract signed – Renovation of Blaha Lujza Square to begin this summer Although in a simpler form than before, the renovation of one of the most important traffic and transport junctions in Budapest, which has been neglected for decades, will begin in the summer. As part of the project, the surface of the square will be rebuilt, and connecting roads and pavements will be renewed.
One of the most beautiful churches in Budapest The parish church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary located on Rózsák Square, in the 7th District, will also be a venue of the International Eucharistic Congress next year. The building with a capacity of 2,560 people is a masterpiece by Imre Steindl, the designer of the Parliament, and one of the largest neo-Gothic churches in Budapest.

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