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Bela Bartok Memorial House

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Address: Csalan ut 29, Budapest 1025, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 394 2100

The building where composer Bartok Bela lived and worked between 1932 and...

The building where composer Bartok Bela lived and worked between 1932 and 1940.

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Touching a piece of history

Walking into a place where an amazing composer lived in with all his belongings makes you feel like you're walking back in time. It was a great place to see all of the little... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 20, 2016
Nina H
Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

A lovingly curated collection of Bartok's possessions from his personal and professional life. If you know a lot about Bartok already you may not necessarily learn anything new about the man, but the pictures and the space makes venturing out on the 11 Bus from Batthyany Ter for 30 minutes worth the visit. You'll get a personal guide for your... More 

Thank thoroughlygood
Central Hungary, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

In a quiet corner of Buda, this house is where Bartok lived for 8 years before he had to leave to escape the Nazis and the war. It has his furnature with folk art carvings. The first floor is a small concert hall.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Walking into a place where an amazing composer lived in with all his belongings makes you feel like you're walking back in time. It was a great place to see all of the little things that were dear to Bartok. The only thing that wasn't clear was how to get there as there are no signs to show the location.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit to Bela Bartok's house. Loved the manuscripts hanging down from the ceiling through the stairwell. I did not know much about this composer before the visit and was happy to have this learning experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

Béla Bartók's house on Gugger Hill is an absolute delight. The house is brought to life and is full of some of his most personal items ranging from his Transylvanian Hungarian furniture to his glasses, sandals, clothes and all manner of portable musical items. Most touching were three objects. One a small open box in front of which was a... More 

1 Thank brixtontrev
South Bend, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015

If you're a classical music aficionado or a music history buff, this may be for you. It is on a quiet, tree-lined street in the beautiful Buda hills. The museum is basically an attic with bits of memorabilia from this Hungarian composer. It was in this tiny attic room that Bartok wrote his masterpieces in the mid 1930s. We were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2014

The museum is pleasantly located in a villa district to the north of Budapest in the house which Bartok and his family rented in the 1930s before he left for the US. It is easily accessible by a short walk from a tram stop. The original house has been extended to accommodate a performance space and to display a good... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Operagal94553
Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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