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. Put Museum of Applied Arts into our Budapest trip itinerary app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Budapest.
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  • If you are interested in the applied and decorative arts this museum is a must see. In particular the ceramics and furniture are noteworthy. Nice little canteen in the lobby with nice staff.  more »
  • Is the building plague district city bus with moving eyes, on the fly, pressed the shutter. Exotic roof covered in bright green and Golden tiles is piece of architect Legner Eden c. eye flirting, Hungary's turn of the century. Hungary has made majolica tile kiln Jonny name in Hungary and Italy, India-style dome combines Saracens and Magyars cultures as a symbol of the unique atmosphere is felt from the look of the moment. A couple of days seemed hung aesthetics of Austria has just seen walking around in Vienna ago the end of the century in the works of the architect Otto Wagner leading separatists.
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  • Visited the Museum of applied art and greatly regretted time spent ... Luxury building, but the complete desolation inside. ... not a single visitor. Not surprisingly, if you look at the pictures: there's nothing to watch! Horror! Any shoes in large quantities without system and stories and old photos ... And several national costumes. More and remember nothing ... Exposition on the life and lifestyle of the Hungarians begins in photos funeral and funeral rites. Probably to discourage further viewing interest. And the building is a luxury, monumental and majestic ... But visiting this museum is not worth it
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  • Amazing art nouveau building, in a poor state. The collection is a bit disappointing. Very nice objects but so few furniture!
  • Architecture of Art Nouveau, third oldest applied arts museum in the world. Nice atrium ! very near central market.
  • Beautiful building inside and outside. Worth visiting. Art nouveau style.
  • Never been so dissapointed of a museum as today, I dont understand why everyone is so excited about this, yes the building is verry old and quite spectaculair but thats it. I think I had seen it al in 15 minutes and I paid 2200 huf for the expedition of 'in the mood for colours'. Sorry I was just expecting more from this. Not even snapchatworthy :')
  • Beautiful building, but the museum is closed until January 2021 due to renovation.

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