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Imre Varga Collection (Gyujtemeny)

III. Laktanya u. 7, Budapest 1033, Hungary (Óbuda-Békásmegyer)
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Ranked #45 of 238 attractions in Budapest
Type: Art Museums
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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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Oregon
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Ashland, Oregon
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Budapest
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

One of the most amazing little exhibitions in Budapest. The metal statues of Imre Varga can be seen in many public places, this collection shows a good selection of them. It’s somewhat off the beaten track for tourists, but you may combine your visit with another one to the Vasarely museum only a few hundred yards away, and it is... More

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

On approaching we saw the figures sheltering under raised umbrellas so we knew we were close to this marvellous museum of sculptures. We were the only visitors at the time so we were able to move around quite relaxed and slowly appreciating the works of art. There are some superb creations such as creatures in the form of a tree,... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Wow, is all I can say. I am in love with Imre Varga's sculptures. They range in scope from religious and political commentary on the Holocaust and communist era, to realistic busts, to whimsical non-representational portraiture (check out the one of Cezanne, or the ballerina). All amazing, rich, soulful, and capturing the essence of his subject in a way that... More

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Kfar Vradim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2011

It is a little off city center, but very recomended. You should take the green line train to OBUDA (old Buda), it is a 5 minutes ride, just across the northern part of Margete Island. There are a few old buildings, a famous fish resturant in which you can have lunch, and the small house in which the Gallery is... More

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