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This nice neo-baroque palace was built according to Artúr Meinig`s plans in 1887 for the rich Wenkheim family. The fancy iron gates are Gyula Jungfer`s work.
In 1926 the city bought it from the Wenkheims and since then it`s the main seat of the Szabó Ervin bibliotheque. Like many other historical buildings, at the beginning of the 1990`s also this palace was in quite a bad shape. The reconstruction was made between 1998 and 2001 and it won the Europa Nostra award. The internals are typically neobaroque and they are fully covered with gold, while the main court was covered by glass (it`s a new tendence in Budapest, but I like it). The court can be visited free of charge.
Where to find it? It`s almost behind the National Museum. After getting behind the museum turn to the right and go about 100 metres and you will reach the Baross street and with it the Wenkheim Palace.
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