Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), Budapest

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#7 of 255 in Museums in Hungary
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 a 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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  • Definitely your favorite Art Museum, in my experience it has been for years. There was a variety of Hungarian art of each taideharrastajan. The museum store, I bought some lovely gifts for the home. I would recommend to avoid, however, Museum Café, where the service was cold and brutal. We were given two different sizes of the same coffee drink glasses at different prices (lower cost more, and therefore, in a variety of sizes for the opposite Temple Meads railway station was for a drink).
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  • After the view of the Castle and enjoyed the view the National Gallery was a good experience for the show, much less for the context. Conversions and usability of the works would have to be reviewed (in fact are just rooms with de paintings hanging, no conceptual path, no details of context, ...) and the staff is embarrassing and just courteous (to say the least), besides the fact that the Museum was almost empty and we were told that the audio guides were finished (both English and Italian and Spanish) but the opportunity to observe works really poorly understood and the altarpieces are worth the entrance fee.
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  • Well laid out each level has a different period of art.some superb sculptures too.all very well laid out plenty of space to admire the artwork and you are allowed to photograph the works with no flash...  more »
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  • This is a really beautiful gallery. I’ve been to Budapest a couple times but only made the trip inside this time. My favourite section is actually the modern art on the top floor. Unfortunately the statues section was closed on the first floor the day I went, but I guess it’s a good reason to return! Helpful staff and a cheap entry price considering how great the art is. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
  • The first floor was terrible, just old white Jesus stuff over and over. I recommended to start on the top floor and work your way down, or start on the 2nd floor and go up . There us fantastic top class art ranging from 1500's-modern-post modern . Paintings, sculptures, abstract, cubism, etc. Really a pleasure to see all this cool stuff. I just regret I spent 35 minutes being drained on the ground floor before discovering all the great work on the other floors.
  • Fabulous exhibitions, in a great place with nice views. The Buda castle is also worth a look around. The prices are a bit high for the galleries but the exhibitions worth it.
  • Well worth visiting. Beautiful paintings and sculptures by both Hungarians and other Europian masters
  • Impressive collection of Hungarian paintings from the Gothic to more contemporary artists, A real pity the original interior of the royal palace, that hosts the Gallery, has been completely obliterated by a superimposed modern structure that has no connection with the grandiose past of the building. Also, adding some more commentary to some key artworks on exhibition, in writing as labels, or in the audio guide, would make this art gallery much more appealing.

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