The 120-year-old building, once home to priests and struggling students, now houses a restored cultural centre and a 36-room hotel. Whether you are coming for an event or looking for accommodation as an individual traveller in the immediate vicinity of the City Park, you can book a room in a house with a special history at 50 Damjanich Street.
In the early 19th century, the area of the 7th district was known as Chicago, where apartment blocks were built one after the other at the end of the 19th century, and which quickly became the most densely populated area of the capital. The inhabitants of the large, bright tenements were artists, scientists, politicians and doctors - the walls of the houses on Damjanich Street still bear the marble plaques of some of them.
Building 50 on the street, for example, was used as a boarding school for poor children, and for more than 50 years it was also home to the priests of the Congregation of Mary, who taught the faith to the young. There was also a chapel in the courtyard, consecrated in 1901 for the Regnum Marianum Catholic Community Association by the Transylvanian Bishop Gusztáv Károly Majláth.