Budapest’s modern architecture (1919-49)

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     The Hungarian modernist architecture has been aesthetically and historically specific: In the conservative culture after the shock of destruction and losses of World War 1, the modernist architects had their impact only at the end of the 1920s. Closing the era, in 1949 the Communist Party decree strongly condemns and prohibits the western, cosmopolitan, modernist style.   
      Budapest is a mixture of numerous city parts with different ages and characteristics that it is worthwhile to discover. Its architectural treasures are scattered and can be found in outlying districts or hidden streets, causing many surprises even for locals. The Architectural Guide to Budapest gives a selection of styles and themes, and helps the visitors to find the best examples of a particular architectural movement. This selection is not complete, during the thematic walks or in connection with the discovered buildings many more treasures can appear.