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“Great museum with virtually unknown artworks”

Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria)
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Owner description: The museum houses an extensive collection of Hungarian works dating from the 10th century to present day, including the sculpture of King Béla III's head (1200 A.D.) and lavish 15th- and 16th-century winged altarpieces.
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great museum with virtually unknown artworks”
Reviewed March 13, 2012

This museum is a must for anyone visiting Budapest. There are so many fine paintings and objets d'art by Hungarian artists unknown to much of the Western world. Ranging from early medieval to modern 20th century art. Gems like this are all over this city and sadly, they are mostly empty as they're off the radar for many tourists. But that's an advantage for connoisseurs. Great views from the balcony of the Danube and Chain Bridge.

Visited May 2011
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Bournemouth
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“Great art”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

Really enjoyed this - need a bit of time. Closed Mondays.

Visited February 2012
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Buenos Aires
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“Fantastic collection of Hungarian art”
Reviewed December 9, 2011

I came to know several exquisite Hungarian painters. Specially recommendable to visit the hall where the pictures of Szinyei Merse are on view, a great impressionist. Also liked Mihály Munkácsy, Gyula Benczúr, Rippl-Rónai and the strange, but original style of Csontváry. This museum is worthwhile a visit. I am not sure if there is wheelchair access, one of the questions of this review

Visited October 2011
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Toronto, Canada
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“unforgettable”
Reviewed September 3, 2011

This is a world class gallery featuring only Hungarian artists over a span of several hundred years. It is to be seen; if this were in Paris, New York or London, the line ups would be hours long. Budapest itself is stunning, that it has even more outstanding sights and museums is amazing and tribute to its people's cultural pride.

Visited August 2011
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Newport, Shropshire, UK
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“Excellent, very interesting, well worth a visit”
Reviewed August 23, 2011

I loved this small unassuming museum, it's cool and airy with wonderful architecture. The archaeological section was particularly good with plenty to keep kids interested, the 'graves' will definitely appeal to my 11 year old. I found it was a perfect place to go after a visit to the amazing Market hall, there's a nice cafe and plenty of sofas to sit on and catch your breath. Please find time to visit this underpublicised mini treasure.

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