The special venue of Krúdy Hall was remodelled in 2008 in the Seat of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at Széchenyi Square. The hall was established from public contributions during the years of 1862-65 based on the designs by the Prussian architect Friedrich August Stüler in neo-Renaissance style selected from the many applications submitted for an international architectural tender. According to contemporary records, the hall operated as the wine „repository” of the Academy for a long period of time.
The hall received its name from one of the greatest artists of Hungarian language and prose famous for his boundless enthusiasm and passion for life and also good wines and whose work has become the favourite intellectual delicacy of gourmets of literature. He was devoted to his career and working hard all day as well as enjoying fine wines and simple masterpieces of culinary art for a whole day, listening to others in company or chatting with them for endless hours.
The hall is easily accessible directly both from the entrance hall or the courtyard. During its remodelling our primary goal was to create a unique environment where guests can immediately experience the amazing atmosphere of a stunning venue evoking the spirit and impression of the gone-by era of the 1860s. This precious cultural value of the hall is further enhanced by the interior augmented by the high quality and exquisite style of accessories, silk chair covers, elegant porcelain and cutlery items, built-in wine cooler, chic settee, leather armchairs, tables, pictures, lamps and flooring. The significant cultural-historical elements, the spectacular design plan applications along the corridor and the watercolour replicas of the Ceremonial Hall decoration offer a captivating insight into the history of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
The hall is suitable for holding receptions and parties.
The events equalling the noble spirit and prestige of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences are held upon the previous consent of the Academy Club Association.
Capacity of the Hall
Photos of the Krúdy Hall