During the 18th and early 19th centuries Neoclassical architecture took place in Europe as a reaction to the Rococo style. Neoclassical architecture is a more antique approach with Greek and Roman characteristics. Neoclassicism took place in the greater cities of Europe including Budapest, where BIMUN 2023 is held.
After a day full of debates and voting, the delegates had time to get to know the city they are staying in through thematic trips organized by supervisors. Two cheerful supervisors, Dorka Mészáros and Zsófi Szilasi did not care about the rain and organized us a fantastic tour which was spent in a great mood. They guided the delegates through the city, following its famous Neoclassical buildings.
Firstly, the group went to Ferenciek tere which is next to the school where the sessions are, and they visited the beautiful Klotild Palaces. After that they took a bus and went to Buda where they went up to Buda Castle through another Neoclassical place Várkert Bazár.
The next sight was Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion. These two buildings are in the same square, both have played a significant role in Hungarian history and both are decorated with special architectural elements, such as the church’s rooftop.
Lastly, they took the Castle Bus and metro line M2 and traveled to two other sights, the Hungarian Parliament and Saint Stephan’s Basilica each having the same height representing the equality of the church and the state. Notwithstanding the unfortunate weather, the supervisors managed to make this trip an enjoyable experience.