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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.
2022. április 24. 10:30
On Thursday, the Törőcsik Mari park was inaugurated in the 11th district. The hitherto unnamed parkland at Bottomless Lake now bears the name of the legendary actress.
2022. április 23. 14:00
Budapest's traffic was at a crossroads 60 years ago as well as now. Experts sought answers to questions about how much the then outdated public transport network needs to be developed and how to prepare the city for the expected car traffic. Studies have also helped to make these decisions. Based on a work published 60 years ago, we present the transport dilemmas of Budapest at that time.
2022. április 22. 17:00
The imposing roof of the Art Nouveau apartment building at 3 / A Károly boulevard will be rebuilt soon. The roof of the house, built after the turn of the century, was damaged in World War II and was later restored in a simplified manner. The roof reconstruction of the building, which is now home to the Downtown Theater, was made a priority investment by a government decree issued last week.
2022. április 22. 14:00
The number of bus waiters planted and planted with plants in the city center has further expanded. The green waiting places have been handed over in Hild Square, Servita Square, Podmaniczky Square and Jászai Mari Square, so there are now eight green bus waiting areas in the city center.
2022. április 22. 09:00
To this day, Törley champagne is one of the most famous Hungarian products, an almost obligatory element of the celebrations in Hungary, and the brand is also present in many foreign countries. Like almost everything, the roots of this factory date back to the second half of the 19th century, the period of dualism: József Törley founded his plant in Budafok in 1882, exactly one hundred and forty years ago. However, not only the drink made there is of a very high standard, but also the family's buildings in Budapest.
2022. április 21. 15:00
The Lipótmező mental hospital was once considered one of the best psychiatric institutes in the country. The institution, officially called the National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, was closed in 2007. It was decided two years ago that an educational institution would be built in the huge building complex. The associated remodeling and refurbishment work will begin soon as the development was declared a priority investment by the government on Tuesday.
2022. április 21. 09:30
One of the first machine factories in Pest practically operated as a subsidiary of the József Rolling Mill, and for economic reasons it became an independent factory, which then became one of the first machine factories in Hungarian industry 175 years ago. Unfortunately, it was not long-lived, but its impact was significant.
2022. április 20. 14:00
An exhibition can be seen in Gül Baba's tomb, which commemorates one of the largest enterprises of the 19th century, the opening of the Danube to the east. Among the objects we can see the model of the boat, Julietta, the original of which was used by István Széchenyi and his companions when they crossed the Danube in 1830 on a houseboat, Desdemona, which was built for this purpose, assessing the difficulties before sailing.
2022. április 20. 10:00
Lipót Strelisky was one of the first to deal with daguerreotypes in Budapest in the 1840s. In his studio in Dorottya Street, he photographed the politicians, aristocrats and artists of the age. His son, Sándor Strelisky, who died a hundred years ago, was the first photographer in Hungary to take multi-character photographs with a special technique. Strelisky photos are invaluable today and help us learn about Budapest's past.
2022. április 19. 14:00
A running circle has been set up around downtown Olympic Park. The new running circle awaits those wishing to run with a solar-powered speed indicator board with LED display, stretch railings, a safe and a drinking fountain.
2022. április 15. 18:00
96 sick, life-threatening poplar trees are cut down along Pók Street in Óbuda, which are replaced by native trees with large stature and large canopy. Work will now take place in April and autumn.
2022. április 15. 13:30
Before the turn of the century, the Calvary on Golgota Square in Józsefváros was built, demolished in 1971, and the chapel was blown up. In recent years, the stations of Calvary, which were handed over on Friday, have been restored.
2022. április 14. 15:30
After decades of oblivion, the former Downtown Café will open under the name Matild Café & Cabaret on 19 May at the South Klotild Palace. The two-storey, 300-seat café has been restored based on contemporary drawings and photographs.
2022. április 14. 09:00
The air gate of Budapest is Liszt Ferenc International Airport. In common parlance, the history of the airport, also called Ferihegy Airport after its old name, is very adventurous, as it was planned before the war, but only handed over afterwards. There have been several significant changes in the life of the airport since then, such as the construction of Terminal 2B, which had just begun 25 years ago.
2022. április 13. 17:00
The Károli Gáspár Reformed University is moving into the former BÁV headquarters in Ferencváros. According to the idea, the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University, the Institute of Psychology and the Rector's Office would serve as the new home of the 11th district historic building. The goal is to develop the university and create a modern educational environment.
2022. április 13. 14:00
From the beginning of May, we will be able to admire the capital from a hot air balloon rising to a height of more than 100 meters, as the Ballon Lookout will be put into operation on Mimóza Hill in the Városliget, which will be a rarity not only in Hungary but also in Central Europe. The balloon revives an old tradition, as a similar device was already operating in the Grove during the 1896 millennium celebrations.
2022. április 12. 16:00
Margaret Boulevard can be significantly greened: in addition to nearly 5,000 perennial and bulbous plants, at least a dozen new trees will be planted on the side of the road. In addition, a tender is planned to clean the facades of the stone-paved houses on Margaret Boulevard.
2022. április 12. 09:00
The characteristic building of the Lázár Vilmos Elementary School in Pesterzsébet easily attracts attention. Although it is quite out of the capital's flow due to its location, it is closely connected to the high architectural culture of Budapest due to its designer: this is also the work of Jenő Lechner, the designer of the Vienna Gate in Buda Castle and the Jókai Tomb, who finalised the plans on 11 April 1916, exactly 106 years ago.
2022. április 11. 18:00
The new center of the Artist Training Institute has received the building permit. The building will be realized as part of the National Circus Arts Center, planned for part of the rust zone next to the Western Railway Station, by rebuilding and expanding a former diesel locomotive repair hall.
2022. április 2. 16:00
The exterior facade of the Kútvölgyi Hospital was renewed, the doors and windows of the tower building were replaced, and the cooling and heating system was also modernized. At the same time, internal renovation work is already underway.
2022. április 1. 13:30
In the modernist villa of the district, Walter Rózsi and his family lived first, and then it became the kindergarten and pediatrician's office of the BM Hospital. It was Designed by József Fischer. The newly renovated building has opened as a new exhibition space of the Hungarian Museum of Architecture and the Monument Protection Documentation Center.
2022. március 31. 14:00
The more than two-hundred-year-old Chapel of the Holy Blood in Kiscell has been renovated. Among other things, the building received a new roof structure, a tower and modern lighting, and the chapel was enriched with a new altarpiece and statues, the gate of which can be seen through the newly opened openings even if it is closed.
2022. március 30. 17:30
The last swampy habitat of Budapest, The Merzse swamp in the 17th district has been threatened with dehydration for years, but a plan will soon be drawn up to save the special area: a ditch system would be used to replenish the nature reserve with water.
2022. március 30. 09:00
As in the current drought, Hungary and Budapest was hit by a significant water shortage fifty years ago, exacerbated by an outdated water supply network and regular pipe ruptures. The situation was so critical in 1971–1972 that the water consumption of industrial plants was restricted and the population felt water shortages, as in many places there was no water flowing from the taps, so for a while the water supply had to be secured by water carts.

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