The statue of the former Habsburg Empress in the district named after her was erected in November 2018 and it is a pure source of division among residents.

I interviewed last week Iván Bojár (one of the most prominent architecture critics of our days in Hungary) who went as far as to claim that the statue of the beloved empress should be removed from the Madách square. The local community, in fact, is divided into two factions: some consider the statue welcomed at its designated site, others are outright outraged because of it.

Do you want to know why? Well the reason of this hot debate is a quite a telling and I know certainly know all the story. Book my tour and you will know the gossips and the true story of it, which hides behind the enigmatic smile of the statue…