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Bela Bartok Memorial House

Csalan ut 29, Budapest, Hungary
36-1 394-2100
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Ranked #168 of 282 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The building where composer Bartok Bela lived and worked between 1932 and 1940.
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Martinez, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Bela Bartok lived outside of town in a quiet district. The museum is a treasure trove of his artifacts. You can see his piano and the equipment he hauled all over Europe and the Middle East - in search of folk music. He also collected plants, insects, pottery, folk art and textiles. If you are lucky, you may catch a... More

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Guelph, Ontario
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

A visit to Bela Bartok's house in Budapest is a must for serious music lovers. It is set in a quiet neighbourhood in the suburbs (be warned if you have ambulatory problems: it is an energetic uphill walk from the bus-stop to the house). The ambience both outside the house and inside is lovely and peaceful. In Bartok's study one... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

The self guided tour completed my image of Bartok as a composer searching for the Hungarian soul in music. However, the collections are very small and no English explanations (in fact, no explanations in any language other than his bio in Hungarian, English, German and Chinese were available). An audio guide or app to tour the house and small garden... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Bartok chose this house because of its quiet surroundings, and it is still quiet today. when we visited in November I guess we were the only visitors that day. Worth the bus ride (Number 5 from Stalin Terrace) just to see some real Budapest. The house itself has some Bartok memorialbilia, but thinly spread. One comes mainly as an act... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

After a false start (regardless of what the website said it _is_ closed on Sundays), we returned and had a very good tour from a knowledgeable and very professional guide. The museum is well worth a visit, and has a very good selection of books in its shop, including scores.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We took a bus to this lovely house where Bartok lived before he left for USA and we understand now why he was unhappy in NY in an apartment building when he had been living in this lovely house with a beautiful garden and in a peaceful neighbourhood! And they had some memoribilia that where also interesting and an english... More

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