Adria Palace is an abandoned building located on Szabadság ter, Budapest, Hungary. The building was designed by the architect Artúr Meinig in 1900 and it was once home to the Adria Royal Hungarian Sea Navigation Company. Although landlocked today, before WWI, the borders of the country known as Austria-Hungary were different, enabling Hungary to access the Adriatic Sea. After the war, Hungary has lost the sea access and the shipping company has been closed.
Fortunately, the Adria Palace survived both world wars and urbex explorers can admire it today. After WWII the building was used as many things after that: banks, companies, restaurants, hospitals were inside of it. The Express Travel Agency was in residence at the Adria for 40 years, so long in fact that the building was known for some time The Express House. The agency was forced to close in 1990, unable to stay afloat in a changing market. Currently, it’s abandoned, but sometimes movies are shot there, for example, Die Hard or the one scene from Blade Runner 2049.
Abandoned Adria Palace in Budapest is a magical place with a lot of details. Urbex team found a lot of gems like a glass balcony, moldings, a gold-plated fireplace, and a piano. We prepared 25 stunning photos from the inside abandoned Adria Palace made during urbex Budapest trip.
No traces of vandalism, no graffities, no junk. Just the faded beauty of this grandious building. This could be because the building stands in the center of an urban area rather than a remote location that encourages vandalism. According to some latest news Adria Palace renovation has just started and it will be finished in 2023, it will probably be another Budapest hotel in the future.