Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Hungarian Academy of Sciences
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Neighborhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Kossuth Lajos tér • 7 min walk
  • Vörösmarty tér • 7 min walk
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Gabriella A
Cluj-Napoca, Romania229 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Friends
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.
Written December 22, 2012
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GEORGE F
NY96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
There for a welcome dinner with Tauck group. Beautiful, attentive people, worth the visit. The food was very average.
Written June 29, 2019
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a rather ugly and Communist-looking building, located just next to the Pest bank of the Danube near Gresham palace.
Written September 8, 2020
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Michael O
Budapest, Hungary35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
If you can manage to be invited the the Academy - it has some of the most sophisticated food in Budapest. It has a private Club and restaurant so do try and get a connected Hungarian friend to bring you if at all possible.
Written August 15, 2018
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Brad
Hong Kong, China173,427 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Couples
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 outside. As such, have a quick look and move on to other attractions in this area of the city.

After a visit to Széchenyi István tér to see the Gresham Palace and Hungarian Academy, you can enjoy a walk up the Danube Promenade or cross over the Chain Bridge to the Buda side of the Danube River.
Written April 2, 2014
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Oana-Maria C
Brasov, Romania129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Business
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.
Written September 20, 2013
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is a Neo-Renaissance style palace along the Danube River near the Chain Bridge, bordering the Roosevelt square. The three facades building is richly decorated. Above the three big arched entrances in between two same size arched windows are a two-story balustraded balcony. It’s five enormous arched windows separated by Corinthian columns and above them, on the top floor are arched pair windows, separated by allegorical terracotta female statues. It owes its birth to ‘the Greatest Hungarian’ Count István Széchenyi, who offered the annual income of his estates for this purpose. Recognizing the importance of this establishment, other noblemen joined to this offering. The institution founded on November 3, 1825, and began its actual operation in 1830, in a rented building. In 1826 Count József Teleki left his 30,000 volumes family library to the Academy, and with it laid the foundation for the Academy Library. After Sina Simon, 80,000 Ft donation and a national collection in 1865 the current Neo-Renaissance style palace was inaugurated.
The most important Hungarian scientific society gained, or regained financial stability in 1920 when Count Ferenc Vigyázó left all of his assets to the Academy. Of course, after 1945 the government nationalized all these assets, and from then the Academy has very little own wealth, since then, mostly the current government is ensuring its survival, and trying to keep it under control.
Now their research institutes have taken away and the institution sits in the palace with wings trimmed, which the founder Count Széchenyi's statue looks on proudly but sadly.
Written December 19, 2019
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,638 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
You will pass this fine building as you head towards the Parliament Building, we stopped to use the facilities, which we had to pay for.
Written November 26, 2019
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Nick D
Calgary, Canada1,220 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
The academy was founded almost 200 years ago and moved into this Renaissance Revival architecture style building in 1865. It is well preserved and maintained.

Located on the Danube and close to the Chain Bridge it is in a busy part of the old city - every tour bus goes around here and the traffic backs up - i'd suggest walking there.
Written April 16, 2018
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK831,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The Hungarian Academy Of Sciences is a building dedicated as the name suggests to the sciences ,a wonderful looking building dating from the early 1800's ,the facade is so beautiful, I love this Classical style of architecture, its a building that adds to the joy of walking along the riverfront of the River Danube ,Pest side,its easy to locate on Szechenyi Istvan Ter and well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written November 23, 2023
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