Makovec Office Building


This office block was designed by Imre Makovec (1935–2011), who developed his own 'organic' style using unusual materials like tree trunks and turf.

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1. Hungarian Radio Headquarters

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The renovated headquarters of Hungarian Radio was where shots were first fired on 23 October 1956; a memorial plaque marks the spot.

2. Hungarian National Museum

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The Hungarian National Museum houses the nation’s most important collection of historical relics in an impressive neoclassical building, purpose built in…

3. Vintage Galería

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This private gallery with banker's hours features some striking contemporary photography.

4. Ervin Szabó Central Library

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Southeast of the Hungarian National Museum is the main repository of Budapest’s public library system, which holds some 2.4 million books and bound…

5. Great Synagogue

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Budapest's stunning Great Synagogue is the world's largest Jewish house of worship outside New York City. Built in 1859, the synagogue has both Romantic…

6. Károly Garden

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A pleasant place to take a breather, this flowered-filled garden was built for the Károly Palace, which now houses the Petőfi Museum of Literature…

7. Hungarian Jewish Museum & Archives

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Upstairs in an annexe of the Great Synagogue, this museum contains objects related to religious and everyday life, including 3rd-century Jewish headstones…

8. Holocaust Tree of Life Memorial


In the Raul Wallenberg Memorial Garden on the Great Synagogue’s north side, the Holocaust (or Emanuel) Tree of Life Memorial, designed by Imre Varga in…