Városliget

2022. június 12. 10:00
For more than two hundred years, Városliget has been a popular excursion destination for people from Pest, where the gates of some restaurants have always been open to people who are tired of walking and boating. The golden age of the Liget fell by the time of the millennium: the millennium exhibition of 1896 was attended by nearly six million visitors, and accordingly catering services switched to a higher level.
2022. június 6. 11:00
A major event in the life of the Museum of Transport took place 35 years ago, after 8 years of construction, the new wing of the building was handed over. Although the museum's severe lack of space was alleviated, the new wing, which was modern in the era, did not solve all the problems.
2022. május 22. 19:30
The new building of the Ethnographic Museum in Városliget was ceremoniously handed over on Sunday, 22 May. As is well known, the investment was carried out within the framework of the Liget Budapest program on the site of the former huge car park on Dózsa György road behind the Art Gallery. It was stated at the opening: the Liget Budapest program, Europe's largest cultural investment, will be fully implemented.
2022. március 19. 17:00
The House of Hungarian Music won the main prize this year at the Cannes exhibition, also known as the "Real Estate Oscar". For the first time, the Hungarian development received the grand prize of the jury with the special building in the city park handed over at the end of January this year.
2022. február 23. 15:00
The Budapest Development Center presented the transport development study plans of the surroundings of Városliget and the new road-tram overpass on Szegedi road and the related new Rákosrendező station. The aim of the developments is to make the surroundings of Városliget car-free, to close the Kós Károly promenade from traffic and to ban cars from Hősök square.
2021. december 4. 09:30
The thousandth anniversary of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin provided the basis for the creation of many famous works of art and buildings, as a nation proud of its past lived in an economic heyday. However, the memories of high culture were only a slice of the diverse entertainment industry at the time, and the wider audience also longed for lighter entertainment, which was served by a number of places of amusement. It is interesting how similar they were in some respects.
2021. december 2. 10:00
The imposing glass façade has been completed and work on the more than 7,000-square-foot roof garden will soon be completed. The new Ethnographic Museum in the city park, which will open to the public in the spring of 2022, will be one of the most modern ethnographic institutions in Europe.
2021. november 24. 18:30
150 years after its founding, the Ethnographic Museum will now operate for the first time in a new space built for its own purposes, which will be a real meeting place in the future, the institution said in a press conference yesterday.
2021. szeptember 23. 15:00
The Regnum Marianum church stood on the edge of Városliget for only twenty years. The church, consecrated in 1931, was blown up on September 23, 1951. The leaders of the communist dictatorship invoked town planning reasons, but in reality they wanted to demolish the church, which was built out of “gratitude” for Hungary gettingt rid of the arbitrariness of the Soviet Republic.
2021. augusztus 9. 15:00
Wire bridge. It’s a strange name, though that’s how the little bridge, which was handed over 195 years ago, on 9 August1826, in the Városliget, near today’s George Washington statue, was called. The small footbridge was a new technology at the time, as it was a cable bridge and the first suspension bridge in Pest.
2021. július 14. 09:30
The National Millennium Exhibition in City Park, opened in 1896, is a unique event to this day. The capital has not hosted such a large-scale exhibition since then, which also presents the history, economy, industry, and ethnography of the nation. Thanks to the photographs taken by the famous photographers of the period, György Klösz and Antal Weinwurm, people can still marvel at the beautiful pavilions built for this event, the ethnographic village, the restaurants and the festive atmosphere.
2021. július 5. 16:00
The bust of Skanderbeg was inaugurated in the neighborhood of Vajdahunyadvár, on the Platán promenade in the Városliget. The work is a gift from the city of Tirana to Budapest. Albanian prince Skanderbeg once fought in alliance with János Hunyadi against the expansion of the Ottoman Empire.
2021. július 4. 09:30
The history of the former Amusement Park of Budapest dates back a long time: performers in Városliget entertained the population of the capital since the beginning of the 19th century. The Vurstli, the Ős-Budavár, the Angol Park, and from 1950 the Amusement Park of Budapest were all created to entertain people. The Amusement Park, which has had several golden ages, was finally closed in 2013, and in its place the Holnemvolt Vár can now be seen and the Pannon Park is being built, which will perhaps restore the atmosphere of the former entertainment district.
2021. június 22. 09:30
The replica of the Hungarian Holy Crown as a dome ornament was one of the unique features of the Regnum Marianum church, which was consecrated 90 years ago. Twenty years after its consecration on 14 June 1931, the sacral building was condemned to be demolished by the communist dictatorship, and its walls were blown up. There are few Hungarian churches of the 20th century in the Carpathian Basin, whose tragic fate could be associated with as much emotion as the history of the Regnum Marianum in Városliget.
2021. június 11. 16:00
An interactive study trail has been created in City Park in a previously neglected section, near the recently reopened Mőcsényi Mihály Botanical Garden, where visitors can learn about 335 plants and 123 bird species.
2021. február 6. 08:00
The Liget Budapest Project has received yet another international prize. The National Conservation and Storage Centre, built on the former Szabolcs Street Hospital, has won the “Development of the Best Public Building in Europe” category in one of the world's most international real estate awards.
2020. december 7. 13:00
The parking garage on Dózsa György Road has been opened to the. public. The new three-storey parking garage can fit 800 vehicles. Named Múzeum Parking Garage the structure also contains bike stands. and a shower. A 12,000 square metre park and promenade have been created on top of the new building.