Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest

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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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  • August 17, 2017
    Very long I wanted to watch this fantastic building. I was speechless, just not when I entered ... everyone should watch at least once in your life! I think the ticket price is completely acceptable for such a beautiful building.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This wonderfully restored Art Nouveau building was originally constructed for the Hungarian Millennial exhibition, severely damaged during WW-II and the Hungarian uprising against Soviet rule in 1956,...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    The Museum's permanent collection dates back to 1400 and includes some very impressive pieces. The In the Mood for Colours Exhibitions is a must-see! This Museum is a must-see for people who like arch...  more »
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  • May 6, 2017
    Looks amazing even if it is not old or expensive. It is a good idea to represent applied art in an environment/building like this. I do recommend to visit one or more exhibition here.
  • June 22, 2017
    Would never suggest to go in summer. Just cool with several fans even its 30+ degrees outside. No air conditioner. Only a small exhibition room with air conditioner but didnt see any of a sofa for tourists.
  • April 4, 2017
    Exciting exhibitions. In case You like applied arts. And you know what I tell you: even the very own building of the museum is a piece of the (applied) art! Really.
  • March 19, 2017
    One of my favourite museums in Hungary! The colourful tiled roof, the bright white interior with laced walls and the exhibition with art noveau furniture and vases.
  • March 16, 2017
    The museum is located inside an amazing building. Unfourtunately you can walk around freely only on special locations now but they are planning a huge renovation soon. The building is truly amazing though. The exhibitions are really good, too and definetly wirth a visit if you are in Budapest. It is one of the nicest museum and it's not so huge that you would feel exhausted by the end. The story of the place is also very interesting.

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