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Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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Address: Szechenyi Istvan ter 9, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number: (1) 4116100
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Beautiful building

This may not be something you seek out but a walk along the Danube or across the Chain Bridge will bring you here. Take a minute to study the intricate architecture and you will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

Hungarian Academy of Science is a superb looking building that although we never ventured into we were most certainly very impressed by this imposing structure.. It's in an area of outstanding architecture and if your a keen photographer you will love this wonderful building and this great area in general. Very easy to locate on Szechenyi Istvan Ter not to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

This may not be something you seek out but a walk along the Danube or across the Chain Bridge will bring you here. Take a minute to study the intricate architecture and you will see why it captures so much interest.

Thank McWett
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This academy was built in 1825 in Neo Renaissance style. Count István Széchenyi de Sárvár-Felsővidék was an outstanding statesman, writer and a logician.He contributed a year's income to establish this academy. Hence, the academy faces his bronze statue affixed onto a stone base. On this base are four figures depicting the Count's four areas if interest.Minerva, the deity of wisdom,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Lovely building from the outside and, as my father in law is a physicist within the building, I have been lucky enough to go inside. It's a very interesting place. Hungary should be proud of the incredible discoveries made behind those doors.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is an historical building found at Széchenyi István tér not far from the famous Gresham Palace. This attractive neo-Renaissance style building constructed by Friedrich August Stüler between 1862-1865. However, unlike Gresham Palace, which is presently occupied by the luxury Four Seasons hotel, it seems the Hungarian Academy of Science can only be viewed from the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We were told that there's a possibility to get a guided tour in this lovely building, but alas, when we arrived, there was no tour available, so we ended up appreciating the building's lovely exterior.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

The building is just to the right of the chain bridge. Absolutely beautiful exterior with gold lettering saying 'MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA. Would love to go inside next time.

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Brasov, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I visited this building on the ocasion of a conference and the inside is impressive, especially the conference room. The acoustics are very good, but since the decorations, pictures and statues are very beautiful..at some point you stop hearing what the speakers say and just..contemplate.

2 Thank Oana-Maria C
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

It's a beautiful building by the Danube close to Chain Bridge, the Parliament and other attractions. A must see for all those who like nice architectural buildings.

1 Thank Gabriella A

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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