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Imre Varga Collection (Gyujtemeny)

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Address: III. Laktanya u. 7, Budapest 1033, Hungary
Phone Number: 1 2500274
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I really loved this small, charming museum. I did not know the artist beforehand and ended up in Obuda to see Vasarelly, but red about Vargas on Tripadvisor and decided to pop by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I really loved this small, charming museum. I did not know the artist beforehand and ended up in Obuda to see Vasarelly, but red about Vargas on Tripadvisor and decided to pop by. The statues were beautiful and very varied. Some were of famous people, and some were of mythological figures - and some were abstracts. Both small ones and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

You should definitely travel to Obuda, the oldest part of Buda, that is the old part of Budapest, to see the work of this man. There are some statues here and there. It's just beautiful to see them popping out like that between old buildings where you expect to find nothing

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Hungarians love their sculptures, they are all over the place. Have you seen the Holocaust memorial in the huge Synagogues grounds or that of Wallenberg? Imre Varga was responsible for both. Take a suburban train to see his collection in OBUDA, about 10 minutes from the city. Both indoor and outdoor, the ladies with their umbrellas stand a short distance... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Spending a half day walking around Old Buda, one appreciates the tranquility of this area. I imagine times were busier here, but it was nice to sit and relax in the beauty of the details. The monuments are put together well and it was fun to look for them all. Not much signage, but who wants to read about a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

It's well worth the trip to Obuda to see this gallery. While it would be useful to have more information about the people displayed, the charm of the work overcomes these worries. After a short time here you'll realise that you have seen some of Varga's work around the city of Budapest.

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Slagelse, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Varga, recently turned 90 years old, is still in attendance every Saturday in the museum devoted to his work. He is a great raconteur. Go early - if there are no visitors in the first hour of opening, he leaves. The collection often changes - new additions are a series of recent paintings. Do not miss the garden - only... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Despite the location, this museum was the biggest surprise of our last visit to Budapest. Unfortunately, the advertising that is done is extremely stingy considering the immeasurable value of the collection that is there. Many works of this great sculptor are scattered through Budapest and the world, at least two being in Belgium. I want to add that the presentation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Delightful little museum of wonderfull sculpture. We had never heard of Varga until we toured the synagogue and saw his three sculptures there. While in Obuda you can also see the Vasarely museum and have lunch at one of several restaurants on and near the old town square. Take the M2, red line, to Batthyany ter stop. Then walk 50... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

In August of 2004, i was visiting Budapest, Pech, Krakow and Prague as a representative of the Rogue Valley Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship to connect with Unitarian communities in those cities. I also share the name "Varga" with the artist/sculptor, Varga, Imre, and wanted to visit his gallery, in particular. I was already encountering his work throughout Budapest...sometimes quite by surprise! I... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The museum is understated in its frontal presentation. We walked past it several times. The staff are very friendly and despite having limited English, the lady tried to give us a guided tour and took photos for us. She gave my wife a postcard of St. Stephen. The sculptures are fascinating and touching. They present facettes of Hungarian history. We... More 

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