The other amazing building of the Andrássy avenue is the Postmuseum projected by Győző Czigler and built between 1882 and 1886. Like ost of the buildings of the Avenue also this one was built in Neorenassaince style.
You can visit the staircase free of charge wich I highly recomend to do because it`s breathtaking!
In this first tip I show you 5 pics of the lower parts of the staircase (from the entrance to the 1st floor)
It`s unnecessary to say that going upstairs and you see all these frescos everywhere, up to the IV.th floor it`s a mesmerizing feeling. The staircase was completely refurbished in the 90`s and now it`s in a perfect shape. The walls and the ceilings around the frescos are adorned by a gilded stuccowork wich harmonize very well with the yellow-ochre yellow walls.
Also the stained glass windows are amazing.
The post museum itself can be found on the first floor. Until the 90`s it was in the same building, but in a flat on the fourth floor. Visiting it costs only about 1,50 EUR, so if you like the staircase, you will love also the internals of this museum, but before entering, don`t forget to admire the ceiling of the staircase on the IV.th floor-->
...and we arrived to the highest point of the staircase, to the fourth floor, where we can see the biggest Lotz fresco of the palace, with a neoclassical mithological theme. This ceiling, just like the others(especially one in the Ethnographical mueum) is sorrounded by gilded stuccoworks.Also the statue, (ornating the balustrade of the staircase) beneath the ceiling is very nice.
The first anteroom is quite small: you can find here the checkout. The other anteroom is much bigger and here you can see the first exposed objects. Howeve they are nice and interesting, maybe you will observe rather the fantastic gobelins, representing-mostly battle-scenes from the history of Hungary. These gobelins aren`t old at all: they were made by an about 40 years old woman(sorry, but don`t remember her name), and the creation of every single piece required more than one year. They are simply fabulous!
Also to be noticed the Róth Miksa windos and the nice doors.
-->this is beacause the VI.district sold the whole building for-hard to believe it, I know- 1,5 million EUR, including all the Lotz frescos (see this one in the main tip), venecian mirrors and chandeliers, furnitures, clocks. The real price of the palace is about 15 million EUR......(not my estimation). There are ongoing tribunal causes afoot, so nothing is decided yet, but if the legal action fails, the museum will have to move, with more than 20 ezer objects, 67 towsand documents and with a bibliotheque containing 15 ezer books...we can only hope that this won`t occure, but I`m personally not too optimist.
This room is the nicest in all the museum. Fantastic furnitures, a fresco (see next tip) paintings on the wall representing the original owner of this whole Palace (not only of the first floor) and presonalities from the history of the Post. Here and the other rooms you can find also the orignal furnitures of the Saxlehner family: in fact, the original name of the palace wa Saxlehner family from the last part of the XIX.century, wich became rich thanks to the distribution of mineral water. The museum moved here in 1990 but today nobody knows, how long can it stay here-->