The ten-year-old Liget Budapest project is being showcased at the visitor centre of the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest, Hungary. The venues of the museum quarter located in the City Park have attracted 7.5 million visitors so far, as pointed out by the project’s ministerial commissioner at a press event on Friday, 24 November.
László Baán said ‘fantastic progress’ had been made,
notwithstanding successive disputes and fighting with many ‘phantoms’.
He also reiterated that construction of the ‘capstone’ of the investment, the new National Gallery would start in 2025. In 2028, the 15th anniversary of the project would be celebrated with the opening the new ‘world-class art museum’, he went on to state.
Benedek Gyorgyevics, chief executive of Városliget, the project managing company, said Liget Budapest offers a more enhanced experience both to culture lovers and everyday park users. At the same time, it is a great fillip to the local real estate market and tourism, he stressed.
Sources: MTI/Hungarian Conservative