About the Barons of Budapest Walk in Budapest
Budapest’s Golden Age saw an unprecedented coming together of wealthy upper-class barons and aristocrats to shape what is known as the Palace District. Over the course of the 19th and early 20th century these barons of Budapest laid roots in the heart of Pest’s 8th district, leaving a legacy that speaks to a time of competition between the great European capitals.
After being crowned the twin capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1867, the city was invaded with politicians, aristocrats, and entrepreneurs eager to develop the capital. Striving to compete with the aristocratic homes located in Vienna, the great noble families of Budapest set about constructing palaces that display a Baroque opulence and splendor. During our walking seminar we will explore these architectural masterpieces, some requiring special reservation for entry, and examine the unique set of social and economic circumstances that made this boom possible.
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- Duration: 2.5 hours
- Category: History
- Group: Ft11,900 per person
- Private: Ft53,000 per party
- Venues Visited
- Károlyi-Csekonics Palace
- Festetics Palace
- Metropolitan Library (Wenckheim Palace)