pestbuda

2022. október 25. 14:00
The restored domes of the former headquarters of Adria Royal Hungarian Sea Navigation Company on Szabadság Square can already be seen. The facade and roof ornaments of the palace, designed by Arthur Meinig are being renovated based on archival photos.
2022. október 24. 12:30
The most important Hungarian railway bridge was handed over on 23 October 1877 on the southern border of Budapest at the time. It served railway traffic for only 36 years. The construction of the original structure was accompanied by many disputes, and several lawsuits were started after the investment was completed.
2022. október 23. 13:00
An outdoor photo exhibition called "Hope and Drama - Hungary '56" opened in the Museum Garden. The exhibition, which can be visited until 27 November, commemorates the heroes of the 1956 revolution and the solidarity of the Polish people. The black-and-white pictures bring to life the events that took place on the streets of Budapest. The original photos were taken by an unknown Polish person.
2022. október 23. 09:00
One of the symbolic locations of the 1956 revolution in the capital was the Hungarian Radio building on Bródy Sándor Street. It was here that the flame of freedom was ignited for the first time in Pest, which spread not only to significant areas of the capital, but also to many other parts of the country, and even to some settlements beyond the border. Pestbuda now revives what happened at the Radio in the recollections of those who themselves were there during the fighting or took part in the siege.
2022. október 21. 10:00
Several well-known symbols of oppression of Hungary and Budapest stood in the centre of the capital even in the decades after the Austro-Hungarian Compromise. One is the Citadella fortress built to intimidate the city after the defeat of the War of Independence on top of Gellért Hill, and the other is the huge New Building, also known as the prison of soldiers of the 1848 national army, with a bad memory, on the site of today's Szabadság Square. Budapest acquired these two military facilities in October 1897. The New Building was demolished in a short time, but they could not do anything with the Citadella for decades.
2022. október 20. 15:00
Budapest's position as the capital provides many advantages but sometimes it also comes with disadvantages. This was also the case in the area of museums: because the Hungarian National Museum was established here in 1807, the capital was able to establish its own institution only eighty years later - after many rural settlements. However, on 20 October 1887 - exactly 135 years ago - the decision was finally made and the Capital Museum was established.
2022. október 20. 12:30
Archaeologists came across special finds in the 3rd District, in Pünkösdfürdő Street: prehistoric-, Roman-, migration- and Avar-era monuments were found in the same place. A 6th-7th-century grave was found here, in which the buried woman had a string of glass beads around her neck, a bronze ring on her temple, and a bronze ring on her right hand. Other valuable objects of use were also found on the site from several periods.
2022. október 19. 19:00
Margit Island is currently overused and needs to be quieted down, believes the Budapest City Council, which wants to strengthen the recreational park character of the much-loved part of Budapest. They want to achieve quietness by amending legislation: the capital decree on the use of public spaces is planned to be changed in such a way that fewer people can use the services provided on the island.
2022. október 19. 12:30
He was one of the most important figures in the history of Budapest, who devoted all his energy to the development of the capital. Baron Frigyes Podmaniczky managed the Public Works Council for more than thirty years, essentially everything that we now consider Budapest's architectural and cultural heritage was built during his time. He played a decisive role not only in the development of the city but also in the theatre world. Perhaps the most popular person in Budapest, who worked for the city until his death, died 115 years ago.
2022. október 18. 14:00
The lions decorating the Buda bridgehead of the Chain Bridge have been beautified and returned. The four sculptures made by János Marschalkó were transported to a restorer's workshop last August, in connection with the renovation works of the Chain Bridge, from which two have now returned cleaned and repaired. Their final fixation takes several weeks. Citizens have to wait a few more weeks for the lions of the Pest bridgehead.
2022. október 18. 09:00
Budapest will soon say goodbye to a legend that defined the image of the city for decades. BKV is preparing to withdraw the last pieces of a bus family that was perhaps the most important bus type in the world at one time. The Ikarus 200s are leaving after fifty years.
2022. október 17. 19:30
150 years ago, in the fall of 1872, on Soroksári Road in the 9th District, the nursing home built for the elderly disabled and destitute soldiers who took part in the 1848-49 revolution and war of independence was opened. Its task was to provide and care for veteran soldiers. The last veteran died in the building, designed by Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos, in 1928. An exhibition about the regiment of Lajos Kossuth has just opened in the Ferencváros Local History Collection.
2022. október 17. 14:00
Undeservedly little is said about sculptor József Damkó, even though the artist produced many works that stand at important points in the Hungarian capital. Such is the statue of Saint Elizabeth of the House of Árpád on Rózsák Square, the statue of St. John of Capistrano on Kapisztrán Square in Buda Castle or the statue of Pope Innocent XI on Hess András Square. His architectural sculptures and tombstones are also of considerable value. Pestbuda now presents the Budapest works of József Damkó on the 150th anniversary of his birth.
2022. október 16. 14:00
When the synagogue on Frankel Leó Road - then Zsigmond Street - was built, it was referred to as the Jewish church in Újlak. Its designer was Sándor Fellner, the creator of the Ministry of Finance in Buda Castle. The synagogue in the 2nd District is no longer seen as it was at the time of its construction since it has since been surrounded by a residential building.
2022. október 16. 09:00
One of the characteristic buildings of the Buda Castle is the Carmelite monastery, which has been used by the Prime Minister's Office for almost four years. The eponymous order of monks was actually forced to withdraw from the walls a long time ago, precisely 235 years ago, their church was turned into Castle Theatre. The ruthless intervention also greatly affected the building itself, but it was mostly then that the image that is known today was formed.
2022. október 15. 17:00
The public procurement call for the construction of the headquarters of the Hungarian National Archives has been withdrawn, so it is not yet known when the renovation of the Bécsi Kapu Square building, the appropriate expansion of Samu Pecz's original plans and the rebuilding of its iconic tower, which was demolished after the war, can begin.
2022. október 15. 11:00
Those who bought tickets to the György Endresz Aviation Exhibition 90 years ago were able to get an insight into the real world of aviation, because not only could they see the planes on the ground, but the lucky ones could also win flights. The exhibition, which opened on 15 October 1932, also commemorated the unfortunate Hungarian transatlantic pilot, György Endresz.
2022. október 14. 19:00
The development of the István Street campus of the University of Veterinary Medicine will begin soon. Several of the buildings on the campus, designed by Imre Steindl, will be renovated. Buildings with a patina are modernised, and their interiors and facades are renovated while preserving historic values.
2022. október 14. 13:00
Scaffolding has already been erected for the Danube-bank monument building of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Technology, and the renovation has begun. The two-story building designed by Samu Pecz is located south of the central headquarters of the university. The reconstruction of the roof on the northern side of the building was already completed, and now the restoration work has started on the other side as well.
2022. október 13. 17:30
The Robinson Bridge, which connects Csepel with the Pest side, starting from the Ferencváros athletics stadium, is already structure-ready.
2022. október 13. 14:00
During the construction of the reborn Archduke Joseph's palace on Buda Castle's Szent György Square, the archaeological excavation brought several special features to the surface: the specialists found an almost intact copper jug from the Turkish era, a silver denarius of King Matthias, and valuable ceramic and glass materials. They also found the passage that led to a cellar created from a natural rock cave. The room was probably used in the Middle Ages.
2022. október 12. 15:30
In the Fiumei Road Cemetery, a description of new tombstones of significant artistic value and their creator can be read with the help of a QR code. The statue of Andor Miklós' mausoleum and the tomb of Béla Pállik are among the twenty monument descriptions that have just been included in the institution's Sculpture Park program.
2022. október 12. 09:00
Due to the ravages of World War II, Pest's Danube Promenade lost its former unique atmosphere. Modern hotels have been built in place of the old row of palaces, and the Atrium Hyatt has stood on the site of the destroyed Lloyd Palace since 1982, which today bears the name Sofitel. The hotel will soon receive a new facade, the building permit became final at the beginning of October. It can be read in the permit that the building will get a new level. Design renders have not yet been released.
2022. október 11. 19:00
The facade of the Aladár Tóth Music School, located in the historic environment at 19-21 Szív Street in the 6th District, has been renovated. The prestigious building was built in 1874 based on the designs of Frigyes Feszl. The courtyard shared with the Erkel school is also being transformed.
2022. október 11. 17:30
Several demolition permit procedures have been initiated in Budapest in recent months, which affect the historic part of the city or other interior areas important from a cityscape point of view. Pestbuda has selected from these.
2022. október 11. 11:00
Budapest is the city of trams. The capital would be unimaginable without the long yellow vehicles. An incredible number of types have worn the rails over the past 140 years, but few vehicles have been as defining as the industrial articulated tram.
2022. október 10. 17:00
One of the typical buildings on Hermina Road, which marks the eastern border of City Park, is the small Hermina Chapel. Despite its size, it has a very decisive role, as not only the road was named after it, but also the district where it stands: Herminamező. In keeping with its style, its story is also romantic, containing both beauty and tragedy. The foundation stone of the small chapel was laid just one hundred and eighty years ago.
2022. október 10. 14:00
The two-story villa at 7B Vérhalom Square in the 2nd District, where the former President of the Republic, Árpád Göncz and his wife lived, was sold for 833 million HUF. Bidding at the online auction of Hungarian National Asset Management Inc. ended late on Saturday, and the winner offered several hundred million forints more than the asking price.
2022. október 7. 09:00
It is lesser known that on 7 October 1907, the construction works of the Ministry of Finance's Szentháromság Square palace were completed. The significant construction work took place between October 1901 and December 1904, but the post-construction work continued until October 1907. And several pivotal dates are connected to the construction itself.
2022. október 6. 14:00
The National Heritage Institute and the Madách Theatre set up a memorial in honour of the fifteenth Arad martyr, Lajos Kazinczy, in the Fiumei Road Cemetery. The son of the language reformer Ferenc Kazinczy was executed on 25 October 1849 in Arad. The parcel of the soldiers who died in the 1848-49 War of Independence can be found in the Fiumei Road Cemetery, as well as the tombstones of three Arad widows.

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