pestbuda

2022. május 15. 09:00
A bridge was designed in the 1970s to replace the former Lágymányosi, now Rákóczi Bridge, and a tender was also announced for the task. The winning plan would have been a concrete bridge, but ideas later changed about both the structure and the role of the bridge, so it was finally built only decades later, in a completely different form. The results of the first competition were presented to the general public 50 years ago, in May 1972.
2022. május 14. 11:00
A foreign tourist may not even believe that Gellért Hill was not created by human hands. Towering in the middle of the city, it offers stunning views, so the idea that it was built for tourism may be obvious. Yet it is a gift of nature, and the view could be used not only for pleasure but also for military purposes. This justified the construction of a fortress on the hilltop called the Citadel. The building will be completely reborn thanks to the Várkapitányság, we now have the opportunity to see the work in progress.
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. május 13. 14:00
Ede Telcs is an outstanding figure in Hungarian sculpture, and his works in Budapest include representative public monument, tombstone and architectural sculpture. His works adorning the Hungarian capital were mostly placed in City Park and the National Graveyard on Fiumei Road, as well as in the city centre. His work is intertwined with the life of the famous personalities, mainly with the architect Ignác Alpár, of Budapest which was developing into a world city.
2022. május 12. 13:00
The experts of the Várkapitányság discovered another valuable find during the research carried out in the Buda Castle, as they found a marble fireplace in the dining room between the royal and princely suites, in addition to the ornamental fireplaces of the former Andrássy and Deák foyers in the Krisztinaváros wing. The finds will make a significant contribution to the most authentic reconstruction possible, as the fireplaces have always been in keeping with the room, so they can provide an important point of reference.
2022. május 12. 10:00
The palace of Liszt Academy in Liszt Ferenc Square was handed over on 12 May 1907, just 115 years ago. One of the most important buildings in the field of music was designed by the excellent architects Kálmán Giergl and Flóris Korb, but the outstanding craftsmen of the age also took part in the works. The architects worked on the plans for years to erect a modern building decorated with Hungarian elements according to the customer's request.
2022. május 11. 21:00
The Károlyi Sándor Hospital in Újpest will be expanded with a new part of the building. In addition to the construction of the new seven-storey wing, the main building of the hospital, designed by Miklós Ybl, will also be renovated, but a building deemed dangerous will also be demolished in the area.
2022. május 10. 14:00
On the border of Budakalász and the Barát stream, in addition to several prehistoric finds, the remains of a medieval cellar have also been found. The cellar may have belonged to the medieval village of Kissing, and probably dates back to the 13th century.
2022. május 10. 09:00
We can count on the help of paramedics in Budapest for 135 years now. The Budapest Volunteer Ambulance Association started its operation on 10 May 1887 in today's Szent István Square, but soon after, they were able to move into their new headquarters on Markó Street. The paramedics initially rode in horse-drawn carriages, but in 1902, 120 years ago, they already rushed in an electric car to help those in trouble.
2022. május 8. 12:00
Finding and viewing pieces of the architectural heritage of a city with a long history is an eternal tourist hit. Budapest stands out in this area mostly with the legacy of dualism and the two world wars: almost everyone have encountered the names of Miklós Ybl, Imre Steindl or Ödön Lechner, but if we dig deeper, it is impossible to list how many undeservedly lesser-known talents contributed to the decoration of the Hungarian capital. The building of the Buda Postal Palace, which adorns the south-western side of Széll Kálmán Square, is also connected to such a genius: a remarkable volume came out this year about Gyula Sándy's life and work, both from a professional and a layman's point of view.
2022. május 7. 10:00
All roads lead to the Chain Bridge. This saying is true in that the length of the main roads starting from Budapest is calculated in kilometres from here, the Chain Bridge, more precisely from Clark Ádám Square on the Buda side. To mark this, the first 0-kilometre stone was inaugurated here on 7 May 1932, 90 years ago.
2022. május 6. 20:00
Another sculpture with a long history was renewed in the capital: the Immaculata statue in Krisztinaváros, erected 320 years ago in 1702 - the oldest public sculpture in Budapest - has been replaced by a copy since 1928, and in the meantime this work has also needed to be restored. The work was carried out at the Department of Restoration of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts recently, and yesterday the sculpture was placed at the Krisztina Square erection site.
2022. május 6. 17:30
The third structure of the new connecting railway bridge is now passable, as its last piece has been replaced. The rail and other works will then be carried out and the trial load is expected to take place in early August. This marked another milestone in the development of the Southern Circuit, which aims to increase the utilization of suburban trains, thereby reducing car traffic in the capital.
2022. május 6. 14:30
The image of Budapest includes the old trams. From Saturday there will be nostalgic trams again, the vehicles will run between the city center and Óbuda.
2022. május 5. 11:00
The statue of Ferenc Rákóczi II has been standing on Kossuth Square for 85 years now. Its erection was decided on the 200th anniversary of his death, and two years later, in 1937, the statue stood. Since then, only the inscriptions have been changed, sometimes for political or grammatical reasons.
2022. május 3. 19:00
Instead of the 29 trees previously felled, 36 new ones were planted in the 6th district Benczúr street, and the size of the wood places was also increased. The 36 new trees were planted by experts from Főkert.
2022. május 3. 14:00
A 13th district real estate and a 21st district complex was declared a monument, thus further expanding the list of monuments in the capital. In addition to a number of rural properties published in the Hungarian Gazette last Friday, the service buildings of the residential building at 20 Kartács Street and the Kvassay Lock adjacent to the Kvassay Bridge received monument protection.
2022. május 3. 11:00
Today, we take it for granted to buy a plane ticket and simply get on the plane. Few think about since when we can do this. And now we are celebrating an anniversary: our predecessors were first able to board a passenger plane in Budapest 100 years ago. Since then, the industry and tourism have also undergone tremendous development: almost 16 million passengers turned up at Liszt Ferenc Airport in the year before the epidemic.
2022. május 2. 18:00
Two more of Molnár-C. Paul's two more paintings were placed in the Budapest-Downtown Parish Church on Thursday. Earlier, he also made the crucifix hanging above the sanctuary and the main altarpiece, as they were destroyed in World War II.
2022. május 2. 11:00
The Austro-Hungarian Compromise, established in 1867, ushered in one of Hungary's heyday. Under the Compromise of 155 years ago, a dual system was created - hence our common word dualism, which is used to characterise the period up to 1918. This upswing has brought about great changes: as a result of industrialisation, more and more people have moved to the cities, and the population of Budapest has grown exponentially. But what was the capital like in the second half of the 1860s?
2022. május 1. 10:00
The hot air balloon lookout opened in Városliget is not the first such contraption in Budapest: it was already possible to rise above the city with a balloon at the millennium exhibition. However, the balloon, Turul, launched 120 years ago on 1 May 1902, was not intended to entertain the public, but to do research. In addition to meteorological observations,we can also thank it for a number of aerial photographs, which show how Budapest looked from above at the beginning of the 20th century.
2022. április 30. 16:00
The statue of St. John of Nepomuk in the Horváth Garden is being renovated. The original of the work dates back to the 19th century. It preserved the banks of the Devil's Trench from the first half of the 19th century, but the old, damaged statue was demolished in the 1960s, and in 1999 the statue, which can still be seen today, was completed and restored.
2022. április 30. 09:00
Television is nearly a hundred-year-old invention that many Hungarian researchers worked on in the beginning. In Hungary, however, work began only in the 1950s to enable Hungarian broadcasting in Hungarian households. The experimental broadcasts started in 1956, and after the revolution, on the evening of 26 April 1957, a film was shown on television, but the first "official" broadcast, the Heroes' Square parade, was broadcast by the Hungarian Television only on 1 May 1957, for political reasons.
2022. április 29. 15:00
Next year, the renovation of the area on the Károly boulevard side of the Central Town Hall, which was used as a car park, may begin. The results of last year’s design competition were announced today, with the winning plan to preserve the existing trees in an area of about 8,000 square meters, next to which new ones will be planted, a number of new benches will be erected and there will also be bumps. The renovation of Town Hall Park is expected to be completed by 2024.
2022. április 28. 21:00
On Thursday, in the park area in front of the Church of the Heart of Jesus in Városmajor, a memorial to the civilian and military victims of world war II was handed over. The monument, which consists of two granite blocks, depicts in an abstract way the loss that extinguished human lives have meant and will mean to those affected.
2022. április 28. 14:00
Among the prehistoric traces, the staff of the Budapest History Museum presumably found medieval burials next to Budafoki street in Újbuda. Traces of Stone Age finds and buildings have been found in the area before, now the former cemetery of the village of Kocsola, which was destroyed in the Middle Ages, has probably been found.
2022. április 28. 09:00
The work of the sculptor György Vastagh Jr., who also made the Csikós statue, was unveiled in 1937 in the small square at the intersection of Úri Street and Szentháromság Street in the presence of the country's leaders at the time. The statue commemorating the former warlord of the Habsburg Empire, András Hadik and the 3rd Hussar Regiment, has been associated with a strange custom among graduating students of the Műegyetem (Budapest University of Technology) since the 1950s.
2022. április 26. 16:00
Renovation of Bosnyák Square, intended as the main square of the 14th district, may begin soon. It is planned that not only a new town hall, specialist clinic and fair hall will be built, but also a completely new quarter, and the affected section of the Rákos stream will be rehabilitated. The investment, previously declared a priority, has now received a building permit.
2022. április 25. 09:00
In the vicinity of Szabadság Square, the Postatakarékpénztár [Postal Savings Bank], which was built at the turn of the century, has been being renovated for months. In addition to Ödön Lechner's main work, three other works by the master are also being restored: the Museum of Applied Arts, the Balás Sipeki Villa next to the Városliget and the Drechsler Palace on Andrássy Avenue. While the latter are undergoing a larger-scale change visible from the outside, in the case of the Postal Savings Bank, its internal box office will get back its original dome. Once upon a time, this was also characterized by an imaginative ornamentation similar to the façade, but it was remodelled over time according to the needs of its use, but it was not spared by the storms of history.
2022. április 24. 19:00
One of the most charming open-air venues in the city centre is the Museum Garden, which once again shines in its full splendour: looking at its sculptures and memorial plaques, or relaxing on one of the museum’s steps and benches, can reminds us of the rich past of this special historical site. This extraordinary richness is illustrated by a gap-filling publication, the Museum Garden Guide, which - worthy of its title - guides us through the garden, recalling the events of the past, with many surprises in store for the reader.

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