Our building is a historic monument: you can find parts of the former city wall on the basement level. Most of the wall has been destroyed by now so the remaining parts represent a protected value. You can see a part of the city wall on the wellness level and a memorial tablet on the ground floor.
The history of the city wall is full of adversities, just as Hungarian history itself. No wonder as it lived together with us, and its history dates back to the first half of the 13th century. It burned down in 1241 during the Mongol invasion and was not restored at that time. However, later, between 1444 and 1479 a defence line was erected along today’s Kiskörút, from the Danube, through Kálvin tér and Astoria up to Vörösmarty tér. It was 2.2 km long and 8-9 m high. Unfortunately, it could not resist the Turkish invasion, so it was already in a very bad condition when Buda was recaptured, and it was never rebuilt but its ruins are preserved also now in our building.