In 1984, KÖN and the Council of Europe launched the European Heritage Days event, which Hungary joined in 1999 and which is now held in 50 countries every year.
The Cultural Heritage Days event, also known as “open gates,” is the Hungarian part of European Heritage Days and aims to raise awareness of Hungary’s beautiful architectural heritage, as well as its vulnerability. People can view monuments and take part in programs and thematic walks.
“For more than 30 years, Cultural Heritage Days has been a celebration of built heritage, archeological and natural resources, for both hosts and visitors,” said the Prime Minister’s Office in charge of national coordination.
On the occasion of this year’s event, hundreds of buildings not normally open to the public will be opened to visitors.
The Prime Minister’s Office is waiting for applications from all those who are happy to open the doors of their valuable or interesting buildings to visitors or organize a thematic walk on September 19-20. Architects, restorers and art historians are also welcome to apply to present major restorations or a new building for the future.
Applications can be submitted at oroksegnapok.gov.hu.