"One building you need to see." Post Office Savings Bank - Postatakarekpenztar Tip by belgianchocolate


The post savings bank or the 'Postatakarékpénztar'
is a building that you need to see.
Again opinions are divided if it is a masterpiece
of 'Jugendstil' or just a blatant colorful ugly

It was build from 1899-1902. Other cities
had their Art-nouveux or 'Jugendstil' period.
All the architects wanted something new...
refreshing and break with the neo-styles.
And they did succesfully. But only here in Budapest
it is so different from for instance Brussels.

This architectural style was fashionable
only for a couple of years. Why?
Because it was too expensive.
Too expensive to design , too expensive
to build.... Pitty.

Address: V., Szabadsag ter
Directions: In the banking center of Budapest,
walk from Arany Janos u. station
(metro M3, trolley-buses #72 73) or
Kossuth ter (M2, buses 15 City,
trolleys 70 78, trams 2 2A)

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  • Written Nov 5, 2004
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