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Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria)

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Address: Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Budavari Palota, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 20 439 7331
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The museum houses an extensive collection of Hungarian works dating from...

The museum houses an extensive collection of Hungarian works dating from the 10th century to present day, including the sculpture of King Béla III's head (1200 A.D.) and lavish 15th- and 16th-century winged altarpieces.

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Paintings a plenty

We were selective about the paintings we went to see because we had limited time but it's an excellent collection and you could spend several hours to do it justice.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Pauline and Ala... D
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Etchingham, United Kingdom
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Etchingham, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were selective about the paintings we went to see because we had limited time but it's an excellent collection and you could spend several hours to do it justice.

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London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic gallery in a great location. There are lots of wonderful paintings and other art treasures, all housed in a wonderful building. There is a lot to see and the gallery is on several floors so allow plenty of time to enjoy your visit. I suggest going to the gallery in the morning and then exploring The... More 

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MNG-BP, közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for your positive comments. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

Athens, Greece
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The national gallery is located inside the Buda Castle. It's location and the castle itself definitely worth a visit. The hill overlooks the Danube river and offers a magnificent view of the main part of the city of Budapest and it's parliament. Before entering the gallery you should walk around the castle, admire its architecture and take a look also... More 

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MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for taking the time to review your visit in the Museum. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museum however bottom floor of the museum is quite boring, the top floor is based on ww2 and stalin which I found more interesting, worth a visit however I recommend going here if the weather is poor

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MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for taking the time to review your visit in the Museum and for sharing both your positive and negative impressions. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in several wings of the Buda Castle, the Hungarian National Gallery is a truly beautiful piece of art. Take plenty of time to explore the grounds and look at the statues before heading inside. Castle Hill also offers some of the best views of the city, particularly with a clear blue sky. Inside, whilst the Gallery doesn't offer many... More 

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MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for taking the time to review your visit in the Museum and for sharing both the negative and the positive impressions. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is situated in Buda and is not far from the top of the funicular. There are many interesting paintings through the ages and first class sculptures as well as religeous artifacts. The admision was free with the budapest travel card and all the staff will helpful. There are lockers and a cloakroom available so you can walk round... More 

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MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for taking the time to review your visit in the Museum. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed this museum and I have been to well over 100 art museums. It is not among the best art museums in the world, but we really enjoyed the late 19th century and early 20th century Hungarian art. It is definitely worth seeing this. It helps put Hungary in perspective with what was going on in Europe at this... More 

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MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Dear Visitor! Thank you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback of your visit. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

Give yourself plenty of time for this as there are three or four floors with little rooms off to the side with more stuff to look at. You can also wander around outside in the grounds and see various beautiful statues. There is a really nice cafe with very reasonably priced rolls/sandwiches and drinks on site next to the small... More 

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MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatáes at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for taking the time to review your visit in the Museum. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

I had not been familiar with Hungarian art and been positively surprised by this amazing art museum. Personally, loved some wonderful pieces by József Rippl-Rónai, yet this entire museum is a gem (and I've seen some great art museums to compare). PLUS, the views from the Buda Castle, the museum is housed within, are wonderful too. Don't miss!

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MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for giving us a perfect rating. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and thank you for recommending our Museum to other visitors. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Everything up to the final floor was wonderfull art and really interesting - maybe descriptions in gallery should talk less about the craft of the painting and more about what they represent but still interesting. Avoid the modern art, total waste of time in my opinion.

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MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for taking the time to review your visit in the Museum and for sharing both your positive and negative impressions. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

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The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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