Art Museums in Budapest

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Art Museums in Budapest

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  • Cat J A
    Melbourne, Australia286 contributions
    Having to pay what seemed like a relatively expensive price nearly put us off but we pushed on having seen the impressive facade. The ticket seller gave us a tip - go up to the top floor and look for the little door leading up to the spiral staircase on the inside of the dome. We did and were rewarded with sweeping views from a small and empty balcony.
    Back inside, there were lots of Hungarian paintings in the permanent display. Not up there with some of the world's great galleries but worth it for the view alone.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, CA2,618 contributions
    It’s a very good Art Museum - not great. If you like religious themes, you’ll love it as that seems to be the emphasis. We went for the Bosch exhibit which was also very good - not great. We walked here from the city center in about an hour. Kind of confusing to track rooms you’ve visited, but after a while, the art seemed all the same to me. Next to Heroes Plaza added to trip worthiness.
    Written June 16, 2022
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  • judi w
    Colfax, CA13 contributions
    I love all art but especially painting and I saw a number of pieces by well known artists I had never seen before in any books. It was a joy to find them and made my heart beat harder. I would love to return but it's a long way from California.
    Written November 4, 2019
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  • SigiL
    Villers-la-ville, Belgium617 contributions
    Great museum eventhough slightly out of the way. Definitely worth the trip, and you’re pretty much on your own. Don’t hesitate!
    Written March 3, 2022
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  • Jamop M
    2 contributions
    Fantastic little museum, not known to the masses.
    I had seen some of Imre Varga's work before and loved it eg. The Tree of life at the Synagoge.

    I arrived 1½ hour before closing time, and there where no other guest than me.
    One of the custodians guided me around for all of the 1½ hour, with explainations of each sculpture with no extra cost. He was really dedicated to his work!

    Take the time to visit this little museum with some interesting works of Imre Varga.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Dysproz
    Warsaw, Poland91 contributions
    Looks nice from the outside. I've never been inside. However, the stairs are a pretty good place to sit and rest.
    Written June 14, 2022
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  • Magonyi M
    Kecskemet, Hungary31 contributions
    I visited the temporary exhibition in Secessionist design with a friend. The atmosphere is breathtaking. The music also helped us to return to this era. I was especially fascinated by the interior design, the furniture. I could approach the exhibits, there were no ropes around them. We just loved the dresses, fans and hats put on display together, the jewellry. The staff was very kind and helpful.
    Written August 7, 2021
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  • Bálint N
    198 contributions
    It's on the upper floor of a "family house size" building, so the whole museum consists 3 rooms only. Different items from all around Asia, including japanese, chinese or indian items.
    No real "story", not a museum to go through the history of any of the asian countries. It concentrates more on Ferenc Hopp and other people that visited Asia and colletcted the items.
    Written July 7, 2019
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  • J D
    Budapest, Hungary136 contributions
    I shall start the review with the ethnographic visitor center (in the basement) since it is really a small museum about the lives of Hungarians on the counrtyside back in the past.

    The selection of dishes quite limited, especially soups. The beefsteak tartar was very small - like just a starter.
    Written October 1, 2017
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia14,902 contributions
    Located on the banks of the Danube, is this whale shaped complex, built around two existing brick building, definitely worth a visit for the architecture alone, you can go inside as it is part of a mall, and admire the glass structure. There are also restaurants cafes and bars to keep the visitor entertained.
    Written April 25, 2020
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  • Karl S
    Lovestad, Sweden7 contributions
    Went here on the opening of "through a glass darkly". A lot of people, crowded, but a nice atmosphere. The exhibition was really good, light and easy to walk through. If I ever come back to budapest I'm definitely going to check Ernst museum again. If you like contemporary art, don't think - just go there!
    Written January 24, 2013
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  • Bumbui15
    Paris, France17 contributions
    If you visit Budapest and you have the sensibility for art don't miss the fantastic exhibition of a young hungarian artist JOVANOVICS TAMAS. actually in the Gallery.
    Written June 2, 2016
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  • Elliejayeee10
    Stafford, UK42 contributions
    Quite expensive, quite small. I wouldn't waste your money or your time. Would not recommend or bother with it again. Staff were not very friendly either
    Written February 23, 2022
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  • stinkwink
    Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
    In this beautiful classicist palace, on the Andrássy street, the restaurant closed already, but captivating contemporary artworks are presented on three levels. On the ground floor there is a well-equipped bar, but as I read it doesn't operate anymore, so, they just kept it as a memory of old times. The lift can reach the first and second floors, so the disabled are not excluded from the experience.
    Since on the ground floor, there were many Tibor Csernus pictures, and then I found some of them on the two other levels as well, I enquired for a reason. The lady I spoke to said that Tibor Csernus left his creations to their museum. They try to meet the challenge and seek to arrange as many exhibits as possible from his artworks. Tibor Csernus is one of the most significant figures of contemporary painting not only in Hungary but worldwide. I have heard to call him an undeservedly ignored painter-genius, although I can’t agree with it because he has received many honors in several countries. Now virtually the most important stations of his oeuvre can be observed in this museum.

    It is also possible to get acquainted with the works of many contemporary artists with different approaches. Attila Adorján's placard-style paintings I found interesting,
    and I loved Botond Polgár's unusual bust.
    In the showcases I have seen many art books, I think they were for sale.
    I liked Attila Kondor's Orientations very much. The reason why I put it in the plural because there were two of them. Unfortunately, in the photos, they look much less attractive, than in reality.
    For one painting, I had to go back twice. At first sight, you can’t undeniably see how much is in this picture. It’s called “In the room,” and the painter is László Fehér. He expresses the loss and loneliness of the little boy with minimal means. Use only proportions and thumb sucking.
    Possibly I left out the most valuable items, but I’m not an art critic, so my opinion without any knowledge, I only interpret my feelings.
    Written February 3, 2018
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  • Nick R
    Ipswich, UK60 contributions
    A lovely location in Budapest that has a cafe/bar. A great place to meet friends and there is almost always something on. it has shows, is a cinema amongst other things.
    I would recommend a visit.
    Written April 24, 2015
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