Budapest is undoubtedly one of the most captivating cities in Europe with its beauty, atmosphere, tourist sights, and amazing buildings. But Hungary has much more to offer for those who enjoy seeing the most amazing buildings that Hungarians have created. Below, you can see a “collection” of some of the most exquisite masterpieces, but do not worry, there are many more remarkable pieces of art in the country.
One of the most impressive architectural wonders of Hungary was built by three exceptional architects. Originally, Ödön Lehner started the plans, but later, he gave the task over to Sándor Baumgarten and Zsigmond Herczeg. The hall has hosted over 400 concerts since 1995, about 90 concerts per year. The hall is suitable to welcome an audience of 120 people, but with additional seats, 210 people can attend.
Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest
The museum was founded in 1872, and it can pride itself on a collection of 100,000 items. Old and contemporary, universal and Hungarian applied art is presented through the collection, and all genres can be seen. Of course, in order to have this many items, a building for the museum was necessary, thus the building was handed over in the presence of Francis Joseph on 25 October 1896. The museum was built between 1893 and 1896 based on plans made by Ödön Lehner and Gyula Pártos. The building is under renovation, but you can see part of the exhibition by taking an online tour if you click HERE.
Hungarian Treasury Centre
“The building of the former Postal Savings Bank is located in the heart of Budapest, at 4 Hold Street. Today, one of the most beautiful monuments in the capital is home to the Centre of the Hungarian State Treasury. The most outstanding work of Ödön Lechner’s life was completed in a year and a half, and the building was handed over in 1901. Despite the limited financial resources – it was the cheapest public building of the time in the headquarters –, the architect designed a huge and magnificent building, which was at the same time extremely modern in its Art Nouveau style,” writes the official website. We can only agree and admire this architectural beauty.
Szent László Gimnázium
Szent László Gimnázium was founded in 1907, and the school’s building, which has been in use since 1915, was designed by renowned Hungarian architect Ödön Lechner. The school is located in district 10 of Budapest and offers five specialisations for students.
Csiky Gergely Theatre in Kaposvár
The theatre opened in 1911. The building was made by “the Hungarian Gaudi”, Ede Magyar and József Stahl. The plans were carried out by a businessman from Budapest named Péter Melocco. The theatre was renovated three times: the first time in the 1950s when it was expanded, then fully renovated in the 1980s. A third major renovation, expansion, and rebuilding started in 2017 and lasted for approximately 3 years.
Reök Palace in Szeged
The house was finished in 1907 based on Ede Magyar’s design. The building is a true gem of Szeged, with its unique visual and captivating architectural value. The architect unfortunately passed away at a tragically young age, at 35. The building, however, remains an example of artistic bravery as it was surprising at the time even among architectural creations in the Art Noveau style.
If you fell in love with Hungarian architecture and would like to see more, click HERE to view a map of Art Noveau buildings.
Source: koncert.hu, imm.hu, allamkincstar.gov.hu, szlgbp.sulinet.hu, csodalatosmagyarorszag.hu, reok.hu
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