Reconstruction of the Castle Garden Bazaar
Year of inauguration
The ensemble of buildings was designed in the 19th century by Miklós Ybl with the aim of lining the Castle Garden and lending the Castle the place it deserved in the cityscape. The palace of the royal guard is in the north of the complex, while the southern closure is provided by two palaces, followed by rows of bazaars and twostorey open-niched pavilions. Placed axially in-between them is the two-domed Gloriette, ﬂanked by stepped ramps leading up to the walkway of the garden terrace. As a result of the reconstruction, the niched pavilions became the street-level entrance to the multifunctional events space built below the garden lying behind the so-called historical coulisse. A lift starting from the middle of the entrance hall takes visitors up to the renovated historical garden. New, distinctive spaces came into being under the stepped ramp. The contemporary installation of the so-called Foundry Court is closed by a hospitality pavilion. The buildings located on the two ends of the complex are used as exhibition venues and the bazaars serve a hospitality function.