The reconstruction of the Palace of Archduke Joseph in the Buda Castle district along with its renaissance garden kicks off next year. The reconstructed palace will not only serve as a visitor centre for tourists, but it will also be the home of various events. In the 19th century, the palace was the home of Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary, and was considered to be one of the most marvellous places of Buda. During World War II, the palace was destroyed and was never rebuilt. After 50 years, the palace is set to be reborn again.

PestBuda reported that the palace was demolished in 1968, and since then, it has not been rebuilt nor reconstructed, even though it is located at one of the most beautiful squares of the Castle District. The reconstructed building will get back its original look and structure and will mainly serve as an office building, but in its most marvellous rooms, events will be held, and they can also be visited. The garden of the palace will also be reopened, providing an amazing view of the Castle District.

Palace of Archduke Joseph, Budapest, Hungary, Castle District
Palace of Archduke Joseph, Hungary, Budapest

Shortly, archaeological examinations will start in the area of the palace as this has never been done since 1950. Archaeologists reported that they are curious and cannot wait to find out what treasures the ground holds for them. 

As the palace is set to be rebuilt in its original style and structure, the Hausmann Program, which leads all major reconstructions in the Castle District, searched and dug up many archive photographs about the palace to help reconstruction workers.

Palace of Archduke Joseph, Castle District, Budapest, Hungary
Palace of Archduke Joseph, Budapest, Hungary

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  1. money well spent, because our state-of-the-art hospitals, schools, roads etc are all the envy of the world

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