Budapest 100 is an annual celebration of 100-year old buildings in the city. Budapest is an architectural paradise and this new event (first held in 2011) opens the door to visitors for a behind the scenes look at historic buildings built exactly 100 years ago. More than fifty buildings spread around the city are part of this year's event. The buildings are a mixture of residential houses, schools, museums and offices, which are otherwise closed to the public.
The 2014 event will be held on April 26 & 27.
Budapest 100 is organized by the Open Society Archives and the Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre. Their aim is to make it an annual event that will be held on the 100th day of each year.
The Hungarian Contemporary Architecture Centre offers free, guided tours in every district that’s part of the event. Each tour is limited to 40 people and pre-registration is required. It’s not necessary to be part of a tour, as the buildings are open to the general public during the event and you can visit them at your own pace.
Some of the buildings that stand out on this year's list are the famous Széchenyi Baths (District 14, Állatkerti körút 9-11), the Ministry of Finance Building (District 5, József nádor tér 2-4), the Adria Palace (today Hotel Le Meridien, District 5, Deák Ferenc utca 16-18) and the Bagolyvár Restaurant in City Park (District 14, Állatkerti körút 2).
For more information on the event, a complete list of this year’s featured buildings, architects and registration info visit Budapest 100's website.