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So worth a visit.... 2 mins walk from our Ibis centrum hotel or Kelvin ter tube stop. Very... read more

Reviewed November 29, 2018
linda n
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
the most exquisite library experience

this really is the most beautiful library in the world I think. it's like a mini Versailles and one... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

So worth a visit.... 2 mins walk from our Ibis centrum hotel or Kelvin ter tube stop. Very pretty light up at night. Wish libraries were this beautiful in the UK. Great coffee shop there too

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank linda n
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

this really is the most beautiful library in the world I think. it's like a mini Versailles and one you can get up close and personal with and actually sit in and enjoy the splendour. a little bit confusing to enter at first but do...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We were so sad when we saw the were closed for renovations. I even asked the three men at the front desk if I give them 50 euro could I go to the 4th floor for 15 minutes. Denied. Im sure it’s great.

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Anni L
Reviewed June 27, 2018

In a way it is sad to see a magnificient mansion turned into a working library. On the other hand, it makes the library the most beautiful one anywhere. When you see it, you can't believe that people actually sit and read amidst the carved...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed March 2, 2018

This was confusing to find - once you have found the building you have to pay a small entrance fee and leave your coat in the cloakroom, it’s confusing but persevere. It’s not geared up for tourists but the information desk does have some leaflets...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank 535family
Reviewed January 29, 2018

A small beautifull palace with some spectacular rooms situated in the center of Budapesta. Quiet atmosphere which inspire for meditation. Not at all touristical.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful architecture. We visited this place around 5 pm felt like midnight the sunset was around 3:55 pm so the darkness in the palace section added more mystery to the place. Just amazing the wealth and taste of the original owner had at the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

This library charged us an entrance fee, which no one else seemed to be paying. We walked around and found much of the old areas roped off. It was sort of a waste of time and money. We asked for our money back at the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank gracevg
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting architecture internally. We did have to pay 500 Hungarian forint each to get in but would say it was worth it. Could easily spend and hour or so with a book or to do some study there.

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Liv B
Reviewed May 16, 2017

At first you feel like wow the entrance door is amazing! Than you walk through a beautifull corridor. After that you are in a courtyard in a modern library; don't get confused; this is it! Buy a ticket; it's totally worth it, and go to...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Joost N
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