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Danube Promenade 25 - Castle Garden Palace Casino

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Hidden : 2/27/2010
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This cache is part of the Danube Promenade power trail.

The cache is hidden at a very crowded spot. Maximum caution is required when approaching and/or re-hiding it. Be aware of the muggles. Please make sure to close it correctly and return it exactly as found! The cache contains only a log so you will have to bring your own pen... Good luck!

Castle Garden - Várkert - Casino is ensconced in a World Heritage building. The story goes back to the late 1800s when this exquisite piece of architecture served first as the water supply department of the Royal Palace, then as a coffee Later it was transformed into a music pavilion. The next 40 long years saw this magnificent façade metamorphosised into an elitist restaurant. Now, post renovation, it is the Várkert Casino, so place your bets as the stakes are high!

The building's history
In Budapest I dist., Ybl Miklós tér 9-10. no. Castle Garden, under the kiosk - the original building, water supply, and coffee - not only in Buda, but Ybl Nicholas's oeuvre is one of the most beautiful jewel in the Renaissance.
The northern part of the building (today's reception) in the cafe in the southern part (big hall, the vaulted hall), the waterworks engineering equipment included, while the area above the engine room (gallery), the engineer was flat.
The two parts of the tall tower, a chimney of steam boilers hid.

The on-site construction have been launched in the spring of 1875, but stalled in 1876 due to flooding. Four years, however, completely finished, because in 1879 have lived in it, the machine already before the end of 1877 on 3 July, from operating.
The new waterworks in 1881 onwards, the whole Castle Hill served in the old place.
Before the main facade was erected in 1896 Czigler Gyözö limestone shelf Edward Mayer: Ybl Nicholas statue.
The engine room in 1905, designed café in 1913 from a music pavilion designed for transfer.
Buda during the 1944-45 siege of the building's architecture has suffered serious injuries, and then in 1961 in South-Buda Catering Company, in 1968, the Pannonia Catering Company in 1972 and took possession of the State Dance Ensemble Budapest.
From 1992 to complete the reconstruction, after the city's most elegant casino in the Casino Castle Garden operated until 2007.
The building is now known as Castle Garden Palace, venue awaits visitors.

Ybl Miklós tér
This narrow square on the Danube is named for one of Europe's leading architects and Hungarian son, born in Székesfehérvár. The lovely building at the square's southern end is the former Várkert (Castle Garden) Kiosk; it's now a casino. The patio ceiling here is covered with sgraffito, a decoration created by carving into a coating of glaze to reveal the color below. Directly across the street from Miklós Ybl's statue is the Várkert Bazaar. Once a beautiful place that went into ruin, it is now designated for gentrifying. The goal is to have it completed by 2010, but there has been a problem with finding investors.
Walk the length of the old Bazaar to Lánchíd utca (Chain Bridge St.), so named because it leads into Clark Ádám tér, the Buda head of the Chain Bridge.
Walking away from the river, take the steep set of stairs on your left up to quiet, canyonlike.

Miklós Ybl
(Hungarian: Ybl Miklós; April 6, 1814 in Székesfehérvár – January 22, 1891 in Budapest) was one of Europe's leading architects in the mid to late nineteenth century as well as Hungary's most influential architect during his career. His most well-known work is the Hungarian State Opera House in Budapest (1875-84).
After graduating from the Institute of Technology (the Politechnikum) in Vienna, Ybl became Mihály Pollack's assistant in 1832 and worked in Henrik Koth's office between 1836 and 1840. Following this, he moved to Munich and then to Italy to study. After his return, he entered into partnership with the son of Mihály Pollack, Ágoston; together they refurbished the Ikervár castle of Count Lajos Batthyány. His first main work was the church in Fót, built between 1845 and 1855.
His early, large projects were built in Romantic style, influenced by eastern motifs. Although Romanesque shapes also occur in his later buildings, after his second study tour to Italy from 1860 he became interested in the possibility of the revitalisation of the Italian Renaissance style, and designed several neo-Renaissance buildings. Many of his buildings became, and indeed are still today, determinant elements of the cityscape of Budapest: Saint Stephen's Basilica (1867-91), the Rác Baths, the former Palace of Customs, (1871-74), and the throne room and Krisztinaváros wing of the Royal Palace. He also built countless churches, apartments and castles in the provinces.
The annual architectural prize founded in 1953 was named after him in his honor.

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