The end of the 19th century became influenced by the Art Nouveau and Hungarian architects decided not only to create something vivid and close to nature, but something national, too. That makes the Budapest Art Nouveau architecture so unique and colorful.
The architecture of Buda and Pest has always been extremely diverse but unfortunately most of our buildings were destroyed during the centuries of our turbulent history.
Luckily, by the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries all mandatory conditions were available for the birth of a new, world-class architecture. It included money, an increasing demand for public and private constructions and of course manpower, great and talented architects. The city became filled with thousands of newly erected buildings. This construction boom was unprecedented and these buildings’ Art Nouveau architecture still dominates our cityscape.
Art Nouveau is considered an important transition between the historic revival styles of the 19th century and Modernism. Art Nouveau was a determination to surpass historicism that dominated much of the 19th-century Hungarian art and design. It’s a total art style which includes architecture, interior design, graphic art and decorative arts, too.
We’ll see a few dozens of buildings, all Art Nouveau, all beautiful with unique characteristics, probably the most stunning examples of Hungarian Art Nouveau architecture. I’ll show you around the city center in order to see unique little shops including the world’s only Art Nouveau florist shop. We’ll see the luxurious Gresham Palace and the neighborhood of the Liberty square, the real Art Nouveau neighborhood of Pest. I’ll take you to the first department store of Budapest and we’ll see more magnificent buildings along Andrássy Avenue. We’ll then have a loook at the Jewish Quarter‘s Art Nouveau buildings.
During the tour I try to amaze you by the elegance and symbolism of Budapest Art Nouveau, you’ll understand why it became a most defining style in the city’s architecture.
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All the above tours are private tours for you and for your family and friends only. The prices are for a group of maximum 4 people. Please let me know if you need a quote for more people.
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