Trefort-kert Budapest

Image by Zita Huszthy

Trefort-kert – Campus of adventures

This adventure garden is the campus of the Eötvös Loránd University’s Faculty of Humanities (what ELTE BTK stands for). This is my alma mater, so not surprisingly, I know it like the back of my hand. Really just a few things to grab your attention (map for your help):

Nice birdsong, old giant trees and of course a fat campus cat in the middle of the busy center;

The neo-avant-garde piece of art in the Gólyavár building, opposite the entrance (Gyula Pauer: The Panel of Gólyavár, 2008);

The amazing glazed ceramic ornamental elements on the main building’s facade (Főépület) and a hidden monument on its northeastern corner.

The department where professor Loránd Eötvös, founder of the Eötvös torsion balance experimented, taught and lived with his family (building D);

Funny rotary chairs in the court of the main building (enter here from behind the Gólyavár building);

A cool underground student bar with concerts, table soccer and moderate prices (they move out in the garden with a nice terrace and open air parties during the warm months);

The best thing in the campus is that it is nearly always open. Even during holidays there are poor nervous students wandering around and waiting for their next exams, so whenever you arrive here you’ll probably find the gates open (one from Puskin utca, one from Astoria and the main entrance from Múzeum körút). Don’t be afraid to enter any of the buildings, they are open spaces (those that aren’t are closed obviously).

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Details about this spot

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Address

Múzeum körút 4/a, Budapest

Opening Times

08:00 - 20:00 daily

Price

Free

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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)