pestbuda

2022. december 2. 08:00
Accepting the proposal of the people of Hegyvidék, the General Assembly of the Capital decided to support the renovation of the cogwheel and the extension of its route. So they will not eliminate the railway. During the renovation, transportation will be provided with a so-called demand-controlled telebus.
2022. november 30. 20:00
A scout house was built in 2019 on Tamariska Hill in Csepel, on the site of the former propane tank exchange, part of which burned down in February this year. The rebuilt Tamariska Scout House was inaugurated on Sunday.
2022. november 30. 17:00
The renovation of Blaha Lujza Square will be completed by the end of the year. The technical handover started on 29 November, there may still be minor repair work, but pedestrians can take possession of the space this year. Eleven small-sized, so-called micro-sculptures were also placed on the seating surface of the plant cassettes. The works present the acting legends of the former People's Theatre then National Theatre in their iconic roles.
2022. november 29. 19:00
The exhibition that opened yesterday at the Korean Cultural Centre at 30-34 Frankel Leó Road in the 2nd District presents Frankel Leó Road in the 2nd District and its surroundings with nearly 200 archival images, periodical newspaper articles and blueprints. With the exhibition "Our House, Our Street" - by introducing the local history of the host country - the Koreans, as they said, want to build bridges between the two nationalities, hoping that the visitors will get closer to Korean culture.
2022. november 29. 15:00
It will be easier to access the Buda mountains by bicycle from the inner city due to new bicycle connections that will be created in the 12th District. Development and modernisation are planned along Budakeszi Road - Zugligeti Road and Budakeszi Road - Szilágyi Erzsébet Alley - Hűvösvölgyi Road.
2022. november 29. 09:00
Thirty-six square metre flats with a room and kitchen, into which families of 4-5 people moved, there was only one water tap per three apartments in the corridor. This was provided by the Kén Street model workers' housing estate, handed over 125 years ago, in 1897. Compared to the housing conditions of the time, a new home here really represented progress, but the 96 flats handed over at that time remained a drop in the sea of misery. The microdistrict, later known as Kis-Dzsumbuj, was demolished a few years ago.
2022. november 28. 14:00
For decades, unworthy conditions prevailed at the top of Gellért Hill, in the vicinity of the Citadel, but last spring, after the archaeological excavations, the renovation and transformation of the former military fortress began. Now follows the breaching of the fortress walls in accordance with the design renders, as well as the design of the roundel according to the new functions and the necessary structural construction work.
2022. november 28. 10:00
After numerous previous professional awards, the House of Music Hungary has achieved success in America after Europe. The iconic building won one of the world's most prestigious architectural awards, the Design of the Year award.
2022. november 27. 10:00
Hugó Máltás is one of our lesser-known architects, even though he had an extremely long career and life: he died at the age of ninety-four, in 1922. The fact that his name did not enter the public consciousness can be attributed to his much more busy contemporaries, primarily Miklós Ybl. However, Máltás also designed quite a lot, especially during the period of Romanticism. A summary of his works is presented below.
2022. november 26. 13:00
In Budapest, several of the previously destroyed buildings of historical importance have been recreated in recent years, but due to the lack of skilled craftsmen, the implementation was a huge challenge. The reconstructions currently underway and planned in the future will be helped by the fact that starting next year, a training course will be launched in which these crafts, which also require artistic talent, can be mastered at a high level - it was announced at the Hauszmann Foundation's conference in Buda Castle on Thursday.
2022. november 25. 11:00
Urban-tolerant giant trees with broad sprawling crowns are planted on Szomory Dezső Square, adjacent to Deák Square. In addition, the fountain pool of the Well of the Danaids on the square will also be renovated.
2022. november 24. 19:00
The attraction of the Advent and Christmas period is the Advent tram. This year, the nostalgia vehicle will appear not with the usual Christmas light decoration, but with a cozy interior decoration on tram line 2 and at several different points in the capital.
2022. november 22. 17:00
As of 21 November, the original, large roundabout can be used by those travelling on Clark Ádám Square, as the first phase of the square's restoration was completed over the weekend. The renovation of the Chain Bridge continues with the renovation of the sidewalks and the reconstruction of the historic elements.
2022. november 21. 20:00
The country's Christmas tree has arrived in Budapest and decorates Kossuth Square in front of the Parliament from Advent to Epiphany. The 18-metre-tall pine, weighing more than 6 tons, was transported from Apc in Heves County to the capital.
2022. november 21. 17:00
From January, metro cars will stop at two more stations, Deák Ferenc Square and Ferenciek Square, on metro line 3, which is under renovation. Reconstruction work is still ongoing at four other locations: Lehel Square, Nyugati Railway Station, Arany János Street, Nagyvárad Square stations, and the finishing touches are being made to the installation of the elevators at Dózsa György Road.
2022. november 21. 11:00
Aviation became available to civilians after World War I. New flights appeared one after another in the passenger and mail traffic of European countries, and more and more cities were connected by aeroplanes. However, Budapest could only join air traffic later, because the ban on flights that hit Hungary based on the Treaty of Trianon remained in force until 17 November 1922.
2022. november 20. 13:00
The garden of the Hungarian National Museum is a symbolic place, the emblematic location of the events of 15 March 1848, which earned its name: the garden of the nation. It is one of Budapest's most popular public parks, which was already a popular resting place for city residents in the 19th century. In the Museum Garden, visitors can see the statues of famous writers and heroes of liberty, among its oldest trees is the Japanese acacia, which already saw the funeral of Lajos Kossuth in 1894, and it is where the Paul Street boys played in Ferenc Molnár's famous novel. Pestbuda's video reveals how much people had to pay to sit on the bench in the past, what the future Queen of Albania did here and how long 15 March has been celebrated in the garden of freedom and love.
2022. november 19. 19:30
This year's winner of the Budapest Architecture Award was the Vizafogó Park and pavilion building in the 13th District. The Attila 99 Loft apartment house, the hotel and condominium apartments in the former Józsefváros Telephone Centre, the A15 villa in Zugliget, the Budafoki Zöldike Nursery, as well as the Bakáts Square and surface arrangement of the connecting streets received praise.
2022. november 19. 11:00
The elegant arches of Margit Bridge are one of Budapest's jewels. This graceful and beautiful structure was also destroyed by the Germans in World War II. The bridge was rebuilt in two parts, the southern side was handed over 75 years ago: it was open to the public from 16 November 1947.
2022. november 18. 18:30
Classicist houses in the centre of Pest, elegant villas on Svábhegy, and the outstanding works of a great Hungarian architect: those interested can get to know the legacy of József Hild in the coming weeks, through the buildings they can find out what the era was like in which he created, how Pest and Buda developed during the booming period of Reformation in a special atmosphere.
2022. november 18. 15:00
There will be a Christmas market on Vörösmarty Square and in front of St. Stephen's Basilica, and Christmas lighting will be up on Szabadság Square, Ferenciek Square, Váci Street, Egyetem Square, Olimpia Park and a few other streets. Although in fewer places but the inner city will be dressed in festive lights, the 5th District Local Council takes care of the Christmas atmosphere.
2022. november 18. 09:00
Lechner is a well-known name in the world of architecture and engineering: the former is mainly due to Ödön Lechner, and the latter to Lajos Lechner. Despite the same family name, they were not related, and their artistic and technical talent developed independently of each other. Lajos, who died 125 years ago, moved on a completely different path than Ödön, who was a good decade younger than him. Take a look at a summary of what Hungary and especially Budapest, owes to him.
2022. november 16. 17:00
According to previous plans, the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church would move into the former Central Pawnbroker Offices monument building on the corner of Kinizsi and Lónyay Streets in the 9th District. However, the public procurement procedure announced in the spring was declared ineffective due to a lack of funds.
2022. november 16. 14:00
In a quiet green area of Buda, on Szilfa Street in the 2nd District, the building of the Franciscan order can be found, which also houses a kindergarten and a day care centre for the elderly. The house was completely renovated and remodelled this year, the slate roof was replaced, and its ceremonial inauguration took place a few days ago.
2022. november 16. 09:00
Lovers of literature must have thought many times about the circumstances under which a masterpiece of their favourite author was born. In what environment was that particular poem or novel written, in what state of mind was the poet or writer, did he work in a coffee house, or did he write down the famous lines and sentences at home, or sitting in the open air, in the shade of a tree. Pestubda now presents Kálmán Mikszáth's home on Lónyay Street, where the writer wrote several novels.
2022. november 15. 20:00
The new leisure park has been completed in Máriaremete in the 2nd District, on the block of land that also includes the Dezső Gyarmati Swimming Pool and the József Pokorny Sports and Leisure Centre. The concept of the Community Park was developed back in 2018, and the residents of the neighbourhood were able to take possession of the area a few days ago, which also includes sports fields, a playground, a jogging track, and a fitness park.
2022. november 15. 14:30
The House of Parliament was handed over in the fall of 1902, but the heating of the nearly 18,000-square-metre public building - which was one of the world's first district heating systems - has never been modernised. The assessment of outdated technical systems has already begun in Budapest's best-known monument, and the investment plan and cost estimate will be completed by 31 May 2023. After that, the government will decide whether planning for the internal reconstruction and modernisation of the building can begin, and then it will also be decided whether the National Assembly will have to move out during the renovation period.
2022. november 15. 10:00
The asphalt track of the Chain Bridge has been completed in the past few days, and the load testing has already been carried out. This is the umpteenth roadway of the bridge, and it has probably changed the most in the last nearly 175 years.
2022. november 14. 09:00
The development of a large city is always accompanied by the demolition of buildings, as old ones are replaced by new ones that already meet modern needs. Mátyás Zitterbarth Jr., who created in the first half of the 19th century, largely fell victim to this phenomenon. However, he was a brilliant architect, which is proven by the fact that the mayors of the city of Pest entrusted him with the design of important public buildings. Pestbuda now presents his demolished and still-standing works.
2022. november 13. 10:00
Archaeologists have been researching a Roman-era villa and its surroundings in the 3rd District in Harsánylejtő in recent weeks. The building was built in the last period of the ancient Aquincum, in the 4th century. According to experts, the majority of the inhabitants of the civilian city had already moved into the walls of the military city, and the former villa area of Aquincum was inhabited by soldiers or nobles who could pay for military protection.

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