Last updated on June 13th, 2022
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 was rented by filmmakers for productions, thanks to its amazing 24 meter height, colorful marble floor, deep prussian blue marble columns, ornate walls with gold decorations, multiple, diverse staircases and a huge ceiling fresco. At the beginning of the 20th Century, trials were still held in the building in a fascinating courtroom which is preserved in its original state. The original beautiful wooden benches are still there. The building housed the Museum of Ethnography between 1973 and 2021. The museum was relocated to give place to its new owner and the palace has been closed for a long period due to renovations. As the completion approaches, the Palace of Justice’s doors have finally closed towards all film productions due to the nature of its new owners: the Curia of Hungary and Supreme Court of Hungary.