Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), Budapest

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Browse works by Miro and Dali, part of the largest public collection documenting the development of the fine arts in the country, at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Located inside World Heritage Site Buda Castle, the gallery features artwork exclusively by Hungarian artists like Medieval and Renaissance stone carvings, wooden sculptures, panel paintings, winged altarpieces, late Renaissance and Baroque art, and paintings and sculptures from the 19th century. The Golden Altars exhibition incorporates the throne room and features a painted parallel ceiling, so remember to look up as you're exploring the exhibition. You can enjoy a cup of coffee at the gallery's outdoor cafe as well. To visit Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and get the most from your holiday in Budapest, create itinerary details personal to you using our Budapest travel route planner.
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  • Covering four floors of the historic Buda Castle, the Magyar Nemzeti Galeria's collection of Hungarian art ranges from the 11th century to the present. Be prepared to find an eclectic variety of...  more »
  • Part of Buda castle, this art gallery, over 4 floors has an extensive collection of paintings and other objects including an incredibly well preserved medieval shoe.  more »
  • On our first day in Budapest we had walked by this building and found it was closed already. We made sure to return on another day. We were glad we did, it's an impressive collection of art. There...  more »
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  • It has A LOT of things to see. Visit it if you're interested in Hungarian art. Although you'll find big names like Cezanne, the majority is made up of (great) Hungarian artists. I had the luck to visit it during a temporary exhibition by Fortepan and another temporary exhibition on Surrealism. You can also skip the museum and just go to the temporary exhibitions if that's what interests you (the tickets are sold separately).
  • Lots to see and learn. The staff are friendly. Wear comfortable shoes. There's a bit of a lineup around lunch or when it rains. Amazing view from the dome. It's unobscured, and I recommend that you check it out.
  • Beautiful pieces - the Fortepan exhibition was a particular highlight as it gave an intimate insight into the lives of Hungarians through the past decades. 50% discount for those under 26, but worth full price of admission. Only criticism is cafe sandwiches are too small.
  • Very reasonably priced and good facilities. The gallery itself is huge and you have to be selective about what you want to see as there is no way you could get around it all. We were very impressed with the sections we visited.
  • This museum hasn't impressed me, an average citizen with little interest in history. In comparison, it's nothing particularly different to similar museums in other European cities. Poor investment in building maintenance.

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