196680_cms-lanchid_illusztracio_02.jpg The Chain Bridge will be opened on Friday: buses, taxis, motorbikes and bicycles can use it again 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.
The oldest building in Ferencváros stands on Kálvin Square - The story of the former Két Oroszlán Inn The house at 9 Kálvin Square is the oldest building not only on the square but also in the capital's 9th District that is still standing today. In the past two centuries, it has been through many things, it has been used for many things, but the most important thing is that it was used and this not very large, but cultural-historically significant building of Pest classicist architecture has survived.
A world star raised in Buda in the Middle Ages - memories of Bálint Bakfark and the street named after him In the heyday of the Renaissance, a lute artist educated in Buda went on a European tour to impress the rulers and noble courts of the continent with his brilliant music, even generating sympathy for the cause of the Kingdom of Hungary, which was languishing under the threat of the Ottoman Empire. As a student, Bálint Bakfark was able to see Buda just before the long Turkish occupation. His memory is preserved today by a small street, next to which the medieval city wall stretched.
The new campus of Corvinus is already under construction on the side of Gellért Hill, the renders have just been presented 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.
The renovated Blaha Lujza Square was handed over - It was announced more than 5,5 years ago, it has now been realised On 10 December, the public could take possession of the renovated Blaha Lujza Square. The transformation of the square named after the "nightingale of the nation" was decided in 2017 by the General Assembly of Budapest, which allocated the necessary funds in March 2018. However, the actual work did not start until June 2021. The space that has just been handed over has turned out to be different in many ways than it was imagined five years ago.
Constructions in Pest 150 years ago, before the unification of the city Pest and Buda already prepared for the unification of the cities in 1872, a large-scale urban development plan was adopted in Pest, and large investments were decided upon. However, other buildings also rose in the city. Take a look at how the city developed and how much did it cost to build a residential building.
The Advent Basilica was chosen as the best Christmas market in Europe for the third time The Christmas market next to Saint Stephen's Basilica, the Advent Basilica, has become the best Christmas market in Europe for the third time. This year, the event even broke a record, as it won with the most votes of all time.
The Hungarian National Museum celebrated the 220th anniversary of its foundation The 220th anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian National Museum was celebrated with a conference and the ceremonial inauguration of the reliefs commemorating the museum's three former directors.
The grave monument of Mihály Munkácsy in the Fiumei Road Cemetery to be renewed The tomb of Mihály Munkácsy, a creation of Ede Telcs, which is located in the Fiumei Road Cemetery and protected as a monument, is being renovated. According to the plans, the works will be completed by spring, and the renovated grave will be inaugurated on 9 May 2023, the 123rd anniversary of the painter's death.
The capital's tallest building, the new MOL headquarters handed over The MOL Campus, the tallest office building in Budapest, was handed over. The 143-metre-tall building next to the Kopaszi Dam opens its doors to the public in spring, and visitors can also go up to the observation terrace on the 29th floor. After the opening, the representatives of the 11th District of the historic churches blessed the building.
Playwright Gergely Csiky, who was born 180 years ago, was remembered in the Fiumei Road Cemetery Playwright Gergely Csiky, the creator of Hungarian bourgeois drama, was commemorated on the occasion of the 180th anniversary of his birth in the Fiumei Road Cemetery. The tomb, which has been protected since 2001, is located in one of the artist's plots of the cemetery and has been fully reconstructed. On the side of the Neo-Baroque ornamental sarcophagus made by Károly Senyei, the portrait of Gergely Csiky in relief can be seen.
An emblematic building, the Mushroom at Móricz Zsigmond Square is 80 years old Újbuda's emblematic building, the Mushroom [Gomba], is eighty years old this December. The traffic pavilion erected in 1942 at Móricz Zsigmond Square performed its original function for sixty years until the tracks running around it were demolished. The building remained unoccupied. By the time it came under the ownership of the 11th District Local Council from the capital, it was dilapidated, dirty, and unworthy of its architectural value and the atomic sphere of the place. A design competition was launched to save it, as a result of which the contemporary public space was born in 2014, which satisfies both elegant, functional and cultural needs.
The bust of Viktor Maderspach was inaugurated in the 16th District Transylvanian Hungarian writer, soldier, and engineer Viktor Maderspach received a bust in Erzsébétliget in the 16th District. After the proclamation of the Treaty of Trianon, he had to flee his native Transylvania, leaving his family’s estate behind. He found a new home in Mátyásföld in 1934.
The capital launched a housing construction program during a crisis in the 1920s During the period of dualism in Budapest, most residential buildings were built by private investors, as there was a huge demand for them at that time: large crowds moved to the capital. The trend continued even after World War I, but at that time the economic environment was not nearly as favourable, so the capital itself launched a small flat construction program. Several buildings were completed by November-December 1926, the first residents moved in ninety-six years ago.
Traditions of a vanished world - This is how they prepared for the holiday in the Carpathian Basin The open-air photo exhibition, which opened on 6 December on the Danube-facing terrace of the Buda Castle and in the Castle Garden Bazaar, invites visitors to take a real trip back in time. The old photographs show the Christmas customs of the peoples of the Carpathian Basin, now unknown to many, leading the visitors to a vanished world, to the time of their great-grandparents.
The new visitor centre of the Pál Völgyi Cave was handed over A modern, interactive exhibition has been created in the new visitor centre of the Pál-Völgyi Cave, on Szépvölgyi Road in the 2nd District. Visitors can get to know the cave systems of Buda, the protected bat species of the area, as well as touch the rare rocks and minerals created in the caves. During the development, the reception area of the cave was renewed, and a training room was also created.
The new experimental reactor in Csillebérc was commissioned fifty years ago On 5 December 1972, several physicists gathered in Budapest to celebrate the launch of a series of experiments that would last for 18 years. That is when the new reactor was inaugurated in Csillebérc, at the KFKI (Central Research Institute for Physics), where the physics research base of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences operated.
The Ludovica Academy: 150 years of Hungarian officer training One hundred and fifty years ago, in 1872, the Ludovica Academy, the military school for the training of officer cadets, was opened. The 1808 Diet decided to start Hungarian officer training, but the education actually started only 64 years later. The academy's own building in the 8th District was already built between 1830 and 1836 from public donations, according to the plans of Mihály Pollack, but the classicist palace was unused for decades. However, a law of 1872 once again ordered the establishment of the Hungarian Royal Hungarian Defense Academy.
A walk through time - The houses in the Buda Castle tell the story of nearly 800 years of Jewish history Although the history of Budapest's Jews is as old as the city itself, it is less well-known how many places we can find memories of the community and how many houses preserve stories from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. The tour guide of the Buda Castle Walks of the Castle Headquarters has now provided an insight into this during the Shalom, Buda! castle walk to Pestbuda.
The foundation stone of the new building of the specialist clinic in Ferencváros was laid The foundation stone of the new building of the health clinic in the 9th District, Mester Street, was laid. The institution's existing building will be expanded with a 6-story, 3,000-square-metre wing. The building will be built using the most modern technology, will have a green roof, and will be heated by a heat pump. The new building is planned to be completed in the spring of 2024.
The cogwheel railway will not be eliminated 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.
A 110-year-old school building in Ferencváros - one of Albert Kálmán Kőrössy's masterpieces One of the large-scale masterpieces of Art Nouveau school architecture is bounded by three streets, Lenhossék, Vendel and Balázs Béla. Its main facade is so huge that people have to walk at least 50 metres away from it to admire its beauty. When it was completed, it stood out among the single-story houses in central Ferencváros. Nowadays, it is mostly surrounded by modern residential buildings, and perhaps there would be a residential building in its place too if it had not been given a new function a few years ago.
The rebuilt Tamariska Scout House in Csepel was handed over 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.
The renovated Blaha Lujza Square to be handed over this year 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.
The first tram in Budapest - 135 years ago, the new vehicle appeared on the Outer Ring Road At the end of November 1887, the people of Budapest could see a miracle that had not been seen before. A carriage moved by itself, it was not pulled by a horse or a steam locomotive. Although this vehicle ran on rails, the cars were pulled by horses in the city and huge steam locomotives on the railways. The first tram had a lower pantograph and travelled at a speed of 10 kilometres per hour, and was accompanied by a police officer at Oktogon.
Our House, Our Street - The area around Frankel Leó Road, as seen by Koreans 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.
The Buda mountains will be easier to reach by bicycle from Pest 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.
This was the Kis-Dzsumbuj - There was only one water tap per three apartments in the workers' flats built 125 years ago 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.
The Citadel will be renewed: the former military fortress' walls are being breached 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.
The House of Music Hungary won one of the most prestigious American architectural awards 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.

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