The underground car park for the area around the Museum of Fine Arts and the promenade above it were inaugurated on Sunday as part of the Liget Budapest investment.
Gergely Gulyás, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, said the former parade ground was a place of historical significance, and the square would come into its own with traffic now diverted underground.
He noted that more than 1,000 cars pass by the museum each day. The new car park housing 800 bays has points for charging electric vehicles and bicycle storage.
In the meantime, 12,000sqm of green space has been created, he added.
László Baán, the ministerial commissioner in charge of the Liget project, noted the car park will be open to the public from Monday, and it will be free of charge from 7pm to 7am during the coronavirus epidemic. Later on, local residents will receive a discount, he added.