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 weather was poo and so we decided to go to the museum. The art collection is impressive and we took three hours when we intended to take 1.5 hours. Depending on your taste for art the works are va...  more »
  • The museum closes at 6 pm, but guards start harassing you at 5:15 and kick you out by force at 5:45. Avoid this museum.  more »
  • Composed of several floors you start with the ground floor where you will find the medieval lapidarium including ecclesiastical art, until you get to modern and contemporary art, many Hungarian artists. It takes at least a couple of hours to visit it as it should, considering it is also in a very impressive place like the castle of Buda. If you have time and love art book a guided tour. In any way I recommend you to visit it, even a layman like me found it very nice
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  • Fantastic collection! Wanted to go there for three hours but spend 6,5 and still couldn't see everything I wanted to. You should plan an entire day when you are interested in art. The audio guide in German was good, informative, but obviously a little old. Some of the paintings in the guide are now in the archive and the order is different. They have free English tours at 2 pm every day to different topics.
  • I would give everything to go back again! I witnessed a wonderful collection of paintings that gave me a series of feelings I never knew I could feel. Entering and exploring the entire museum felt like the best trip to the arts of the past until today. The staff working there seemed a little rude and some of them seemed to have some trouble speaking English. It was excellent, but there is always room for improvement.
  • Fabulous art collection with a focus on Hungarian artists. The alter collection is a must see along with the Monet's. Plan to spend a couple of hours to see all three floors. It is not overwellming, like some art museums. The volume and spacing is just right. Enjoy.
  • I did not know much about Hungarian art, so I visited without much expectation. But I had a great joy through sightseeing. The works of Hungarian artists based on the world art trend were mainly exhibited. Although it is not famous artists who are generally known, some works impressed even more.There are works related to Hungarian history as well as some works such as Gauguin and Monet. It will be a good experience if you take time to look around.
  • Established in 1957, the Hungarian National Gallery sits atop the hill in Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary. The works include nineteenth and twentieth century Hungarian artists who worked in Paris and elsewhere. Here are some works to whet your appetite ... and my photograph of the glorious Parliament Buildings, for good measure.
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