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Hungarian Science Academy

Hungarian Science Academy (27)

The Hungarian Science Academy is located in an impressive building in ´Roosevelt Square`. The idea to build it was conceived of in 1825, however it was not actually finished until 1870. Count Széchenyi offered what was then an enormous quantity of money, sixty thousand florins, to construct this academy which has contributed greatly to the development of the Hungarian language and Magyar cause. 

Unfortunately, the building is not open to the public. However, it is well worth passing by just to see its impressive façade. You will also see that on its second floor is a large collection of statues that pay homage to the great names of letters and science, such as Isaac Newton, Galileo, Descartes and Leibniz. 

Also take note of the other grand building located in the square. This is the ´Gresham Palace`, which is today home to the majestic Four Seasons Hotel.

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