House of Music in Budapest Makes 'Most Inspiring Destinations in Europe' List

  • 19 Jan 2024 10:30 AM
  • Hungary Matters
House of Music in Budapest Makes 'Most Inspiring Destinations in Europe' List
Readers of Britain’s The Guardian have voted to include Hungary’s House of Music in Budapest in the list of Europe’s most inspiring destinations.

Apart from the House of Music, built as part of Budapest’s Liget Project, the list includes such famous tourist destinations as the Roman Amphitheatre in Spain, Hadrian’s Wall in the UK and Denmark’s Kronborg Castle.

“We are extremely proud of yet another award to the Hungarian House of Music, which reflects the success of our endeavours … to make Budapest’s City Park a prime destination for tourists visiting Budapest,” Városliget Zrt, the site’s operator, said.

The House of Music was designed by Japanese star architect Sou Fujimoto and opened in January 2022.

Background info:

There is perhaps no other cultural area where Hungarian art has made a bigger impact than in music. A number of Hungarian composers and musicians – among them Ferenc Liszt, Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, György Ligeti and Zoltán Kocsis – have made their mark on the universal language of music, yet the country has no centre to provides a comprehensive overview of the treasures of their legacy in the global context of music history.

The House of Music Hungary, a unique and complex institution of musical initiation and the venue for the country’s first comprehensive exhibition presenting the history of music, opened in the City Park in January 2022.

Although Hungary is famed for its musical heritage, no multi-faceted exhibition presenting the history of Hungarian music in the context of European music had been hosted in any Hungarian institution exhibition before this one.

The iconic building, designed by Japanese star architect Sou Fujimoto was selected from among 170 international projects and since the announcement of the design as the winner of the architectural competition it has attracted massive attention in international professional circles.

This is confirmed, for example, by the fact that in early 2021 it was listed by CNN and the World Architecture Community as one of the ten most anticipated new buildings of the year.

The final result did not disappoint: a truly contemporary architectural masterpiece has come into being. 

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