People in Hungary adore Liszt and this museum plays up his part in bringing Hungarian music onto the world stage. He lived a life in three cities,including Rome and Weimar, and you can visit Liszt house/museums in these cities too. This one in Budapest has a large number of rarely seen portraits, all carefully hung for best effect, and on the floor are half a dozen pianos of different sorts, none of which you can play in case they fall apart!
A famous European traveller all his life, Liszt was presented with hundreds of gifts from his fans, and many of these have wound up here, making a fascinating collection. Furniture items are either authentic or authentically restored, and all of Liszt's most 'patriotic' Hungarian musical works are lovingly displayed. The audio guides are modern, informative and discreet. You don't need to know a note of music.
Getting to the museum is best on what they claim is Europe's oldest metro - a cute, ricketty, two-coach affair that drops you right underneath the door in beautiful Andrassy ut boulevard, at the tiny Vorosmarty utca Station.
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