Magic Mountain in the Great Rock
Pursuant to the government decision of 23 September, major development projects will be implemented at the Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden. As part of the project called ‘Magic Mountain’, a complex exhibition and event space will be created inside the Great Rock; at the same time, the Bison House and Giraffe House will be restored according to the original plans. The project allows the facility, which has difficulties owing to limitations of space, to create an interactive exhibition on an area of 3,000 square metres, previously not accessible to visitors, that provides a unique experience. The construction of the interior of the Great Rock, the largest building of the garden, as an exhibition and event space has been planned since 1912 but has not been implemented to date. The utilisation of the interior of the Great Rock will provide the Zoo with a venue worthy of housing a number of cultural events, while it will also enhance the range of experiences and programmes that can be offered in winter, which could result in increased visiting times.