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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  • The exhibition was wonderful. Really special and worth the time and cost. BUT read on.... If considering at least read up on the history of the artist before going. If possible book on line as queues ...  more »
  • I got there only an hour or two before closing and the staff encouraged me to come back the next day since I wouldn't have much time left that day, it was plenty of time to look through the pieces and...  more »
  • Unacceptable to wait 4 hours people to enter, on the pretext that they were not booked their tickets over the internet. It is clearly a lack of respect for all people. It's the first time we see that for a visit (October 28, 2018).
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  • The artwork is okay, very hit or miss on a lot of the pieces. The worst part of this was by far the staff. The art is not worth it. PLEASE be aware that you will be followed around the entire museum by one of 100+ people that are staffed to watch your every move. Every time we turned a corner we watched as someone immediately got up to follow. I felt like a target was on my back and pressured into leaving. We got yelled at for walking on a balcony that had other people for unexplained reasons. I guess we look intimidating? Get some cameras and stop employing these useless people to stand watch because it was by far the most uncomfortable I've been in this country.
  • Its location and panorama views are surely the best part. Apart from that, I would only recommend it if you're interested in art and, in particular, getting to know the Hungarian artists and their work throughout the centuries. Other than that, if you're just looking for something to do, you probably have better museums to go to.
  • Loved it from top to bottom, the collection is varied and interesting. Tip: there is an exhibit inside a room that is hard to miss on 2nd floor I think...The ladies at the microphone island at the bottom were really funny and sweet! The ones at the ticket counter laughed at something I misinterpreted (Hungarian is not an easy language and probably hard to translate?). Highly recommend it to get a sense of "Hungarian mindset".
  • A very nice museum in a beautiful palace. The collections are mainly Hungarian artists and span from the 15th century to present day. The displays are mostly paintings with quite a few sculptures thrown in. The permanent exhibits are contained on three floors - don't miss going upstairs and walking around the outside of the dome for some great views. The entry price is reasonable at about $6 per person.
  • Vast collection of contemporary works. Good for a taste of Hungarian and European art through the ages. Be sure to visit the dome!
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