Last updated on June 24th, 2020
This amazing building, the Palace of Justice was built as one of the investments of the State for the 1000th birthday of Hungary in 1896 to house the Ministry of Justice. The architect Alajos Hauszmann, who was one of the best at that time, faced the challenge that he had to create a building which is “monumental, but moderate” at the same time. The scale of the building is pretty impressive as the main facade is 125 meters long and its total area is 6400 square meters. The fabulous main hall is frequented by filmmakers, thanks to its 24 meter height, colorful marble floor, deep prussian blue marble columns, ornate walls with gold decorations, multiple, diverse staircases and a huge ceiling fresco. As there were trials there at the early 20th Century there is a fascinating courtroom in the building which has been preserved as it was at that time. The original beautiful wooden benches are still there. The building has housed the Museum of Ethnography since 1973.