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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  • Having to pay what seemed like a relatively expensive price nearly put us off but we pushed on having seen the impressive facade. The ticket seller gave us a tip - go up to the top floor and look for....  more
    Having to pay what seemed like a relatively expensive price nearly put us off but we pushed on having seen the impressive facade. The ticket seller gave us a tip - go up to the top floor and look for....  more »
  • It's a lovely place up on Buda Castle. When I went they had a really excellent exhibition of Art Deco posters. However, the permanent collection is mostly composed of work which will not be of a much....  more
    It's a lovely place up on Buda Castle. When I went they had a really excellent exhibition of Art Deco posters. However, the permanent collection is mostly composed of work which will not be of a much....  more »
  • My favorite museum so far in Budapest! We did a quick tour of the beautiful building and main exhibit, but concentrated on the Matisse exhibit, which was very well done and had excellent English... 
    My favorite museum so far in Budapest! We did a quick tour of the beautiful building and main exhibit, but concentrated on the Matisse exhibit, which was very well done and had excellent English...  more »
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  • Literally, the best art gallery I've visited so far in Europe. The pieces are amazing and they say a lot about Hungary's history and taste on art. Very talented national artist from the 1800s and on. This place should be a must stop. We spent 3 hours inside and would come back for more cultural pleasure.
  • Lovely museum in the castle district. The permanent exhibition has great pieces curated in a logical, interesting way. The temporary exhibit on turned out to be our favourite bit! The views from the dome overlooking the nearby buildings and over Pest are marvelous. Worth a visit!
  • The Gallery was really interesting and fascinating. There are 3 floors, each floor have multiple exhibitions with amazing pictures. You can spend a few hours here for sure. The stuff is very kind and helpful too.
  • Not really visitor friendly. There are few descriptions of art pieces exposed, just a title most of the time, a short description would have been appreciated. Otherwise the place is beautiful, and the staff really kind.
  • While traveling through Europe, I've come to many underrated bastions of art and culture. This museum is certainly one of them. The Hungarian styles and paints are unique and very much deserving to be cherished. Their usage of folklore and the nation's highly dramatic 19th century as inspiration has led to some of my favourite pieces that I have ever seen. Truly, this museum is worth every penny. I was saddened, however, that one section - the period between two world wars - was closed for technical difficulties. If dear reader, it is open. I ask you to enjoy it twice as much!

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