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Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

Categories: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web
See masterpieces from the treasury of one of the wealthiest Hungarian aristocratic families, the Esterházys, at Museum of Applied Arts. The museum houses a collection of furniture from Gothic to Biedermeier, textiles, glass, gold- and silverware, Turkish weapons, and aristocratic garments and jewelry. Look for a table decoration showing the triumph of Bacchus, which was made by famous Augsburg goldsmith Abraham I. Drentwett. The permanent exhibit features nearly 400 artworks, a selection of objects from Asian and Northern-African Islamic countries, and 17th- through 19th-century clocks and watches. The museum has been collecting Hungarian contemporary artworks since the 1950s. The building itself is a piece of art, with its green roof and the interior designed in Hindu, Mogul, and Islamic styles. To visit Museum of Applied Arts on your holiday in Budapest, and find out what else Budapest has to offer, use our Budapest trip builder.
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  • Being from holland I miss my bike the second I arrive in another city. Yeah for the museums recognisition of designers around the word and what joy and creativity comes from that most utilian of all v...  read more »
  • Been here because a friend of mine just got in to graphic design and waned to see other designer's work. I enjoyed it. Did not like that I could not touch anything but I did see some interesting work ...  read more »
  • The entrance of this building is great, exuberant in color. The exhibition rooms offer much to discover. Of Art Nouveau to contemporary art. The museum is in one to two hours. It was nice to see that there was work by Dutch designers on the exhibition "cycling". As seen on our photos.
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  • The Museum attracted me mostly for its outside shape and the beautiful ceramic roof-landscape. The entrance is in ceramics, too and opens expectations. Inside instead all in white, huge spaces, mostly empty but lovely to just sit and enjoy a coffee. The exhibition beautiful, but relatively scarce. From such a huge building you would have expected a huge amount of spaces filled with objects. This is not the case. So if you want to see beautiful things and you get tired to walk through museums, this one might offer you the right amount of objects which you can admire with calmness and without getting tired....
  • The building is amazing; the collection, not that much. One of the temporary exhibitions, In the mood for color, was what I enjoyed most. The permanent exhibition is well curated but scarce.
  • Nice museum, pretty small but worth the cost if you count as youth! The color exhibit and Islamic art were gorgeous, also beautiful glass work.
  • This place was mystical, impressive. We had a gala dinner here in the main hall and I can definitely say it was the coolest location I've ever been up to now.
  • The interior is in a whitewashed Islamic style that I have not seen in Eastern Europe. It's collection is filled with beautifully crafted furniture and designed pieces.
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