Buda Castle Reconstruction Presented at Visitors' Centre

  • 4 Jan 2024 12:37 PM
  • Hungary Matters
Buda Castle Reconstruction Presented at Visitors' Centre
A visitor centre presenting the ongoing reconstruction of the Buda Castle with architectural models and digital displays is open in the Hunyadi Courtyard.

This digital guided tour is with colourful visuals so that all the members of the family can discover St Stephen’s Hall together, solving exciting puzzles and listening to compelling stories about the birth of the Hall and the age of the first Hungarian king.

Before you enter the reconstructed Hall, you will see two unique exhibits. The first one explains how St Stephen’s Hall was constructed and then reconstructed. The second one introduces the visitor to St. Stephen’s Admonitions by means of an extraordinary contemporary installation.

Listening to the history of St Stephen’s Hall you will hear a true tale of developers and builders, while the story of the construction of one of the most impressive royal palaces of its time unfolds.

The interactive exhibits of the spectacular exhibition guide the visitor through the life and works of St Stephen, the first and most respected king of Hungary. A realistic replica of the Holy Crown, the most important symbol of Hungarian statehood is also on display.

The room by the reconstructed historical hall (known as the Cercle Hall) hosts a special display: a contemporary installation by Sámuel Havadtőy.

The artist, a prominent figure of the New York of the 1980s, invokes the Admonitions by St Stephen and reflects on the tribulations and importance of St Stephen’s work relying on the symbolism of doors and gates.

Click here to virtualy visit the Center
1014 Budapest, Szent György Square 2. - Lion Court

MTI Photo: Péter Lakatos

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