The renovation of the Royal Armory, Csikós Gardens and Stöckl Stairs of Buda Castle were completed ahead of the scheduled deadline. This means that part of the gardens can join the Budapest Wine Festival as an alternate venue, and visitors will be able to take a look at all the reconstructed venues.
The gardens will open to the public for the first time on Saturdays and Sundays as part of Cultural Heritage Days.
The Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Gulyás Gergely, said a glorious work of art from the past has been restored.
The reconstructed riding school in the Buda Castle district. Photo by Lajos Soós / MTI
Gergely Fodor, Commissioner for Government Investments in the Buda Castle District, recalled that the original Royal Riding Hall, designed by Alajos Hauszmann and built by the best craftsmen of the time, was the ornament of the Buda Castle Palace during almost half a century from 1902 He recalled that although the building could have been saved, the Communist regime decided to demolish it.
He added that the authentic reconstruction faithfully followed the plans of the turn of the century, but inside the Riding Palace the most modern technical solutions were installed so that the building could become the most modern and elegant event center. from Budapest.
The Stöckl stairs of the reconstructed stables in the Buda Castle District, in the Csikós Gardens. Photo by Lajos Soós / MTI
Gergely Fodor stressed that they also guaranteed barrier-free access: two high-capacity elevators will take visitors from Palota út to the gardens of Csikós, and one of the most beautiful historic staircases in the country, the Stöckl staircase, which will connect it at the Hunyadi Court, has also been reconstructed.
“Our goal is to give the Buda Castle Palace district back to the people, to bring the district back into the urban fabric of Budapest,” he said.
The royal box of the reconstructed carousel. Photo by Lajos Soós / MTI
Photo by Lajos Soós / MTI
The immediate surroundings of the ride has also been restored and all elements of the entire area will be renewed by spring 2022, with the completion of the Karakas Pasha tower, Fodor said.
Photo by Lajos Soós / MTI
With the continued reconstruction of the Várkert bazaar, the Carmelite monastery, the main guard, the south connecting wing of the palace, the St. Stephen’s hall, the Lovarda and the surrounding area, the work is far from over. to be finished. The reconstruction work on Archduke Joseph’s palace and the former headquarters of the Red Cross have already started, and next week the reconstruction of the building of the general headquarters of Honvéd will begin, followed in November by the excavation of building A of the palace before renovation, said Gergely Fodor.
Featured Image: Royal Riding Hall by Lajos Soós / MTI