In 2023 TIME magazine compiled a list of the 50 greatest places in the world. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the unification of Budapest, several Hungarian attractions were highlighted, including the Buda Palace District. The writers mentioned that the buildings in the area have been reborn in recent years as part of the National Hauszmann Programme and they have been returned to their former glory.
History coming alive
The Palace District includes the Palace, Saint Stephen’s Hall, the Carmelita concerts, Várkert Bazár, the Buda Castle Walks and the De la Motte – Beer Palace. The local attractions, events and exhibitions are a great place to unwind if you are a lover of monuments, historical stories or art.
The first section of the palace to be rebuilt in its original form, the southern connecting wing with the beautiful and world-famous St. Stephen's Hall as well as the two iconic buildings of the Buda Palace District, the Main Guard and the Riding Hall, were opened on 20 August 2021 as part of this development programme.