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Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria)

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District I / Buda
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Address: Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Budavari Palota, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 20 439 7331
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10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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The museum houses an extensive collection of Hungarian works dating from...

The museum houses an extensive collection of Hungarian works dating from the 10th century to present day, including the sculpture of King Béla III's head (1200 A.D.) and lavish 15th- and 16th-century winged altarpieces.

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Good collection of Hungarian artists

We enjoyed this museum and I have been to well over 100 art museums. It is not among the best art museums in the world, but we really enjoyed the late 19th century and early 20th... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Charles M
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed this museum and I have been to well over 100 art museums. It is not among the best art museums in the world, but we really enjoyed the late 19th century and early 20th century Hungarian art. It is definitely worth seeing this. It helps put Hungary in perspective with what was going on in Europe at this... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Give yourself plenty of time for this as there are three or four floors with little rooms off to the side with more stuff to look at. You can also wander around outside in the grounds and see various beautiful statues. There is a really nice cafe with very reasonably priced rolls/sandwiches and drinks on site next to the small... More 

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Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had not been familiar with Hungarian art and been positively surprised by this amazing art museum. Personally, loved some wonderful pieces by József Rippl-Rónai, yet this entire museum is a gem (and I've seen some great art museums to compare). PLUS, the views from the Buda Castle, the museum is housed within, are wonderful too. Don't miss!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything up to the final floor was wonderfull art and really interesting - maybe descriptions in gallery should talk less about the craft of the painting and more about what they represent but still interesting. Avoid the modern art, total waste of time in my opinion.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While in the Castle Hill area, it should not be passed up. It's an important place to visit as it holds extensive art and culture from all around the globe and many of Bulgaria's history.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely collection of art and sculpture. It's very easy to spend 3 hours there and was well worth a visit. Your hotel may have discount cards available which gives 10% off the entry price, you will need one per person.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best galleries we have been in, and we have been to lots, the art was amazing. You need a long time in here, it's huge. Great coffee as a pit stop half way round. It is free for over 70's, as we are, Hungary likes old people. this is an amazing place, take the funicular up to... More 

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MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for giving us a perfect rating. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and thank you for recommending our Museum to other visitors. More 

Trier, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gallery has an amazing collection with very beautiful paintings from famoun Hungarian artists. You will need more than an hour to go through all the rooms in the building. They also offer good audio personal guides in many languages with 2,5 euro. Definitely at top 5 sites in Budapest. Free entry with Budapest card.

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Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only go if you have a real liking for art and have an excess of money as this museum is not cheap! This is not my cup of tea.

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MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Dear Visitor! Thank you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback of your visit. We are very sorry to hear that your visit did not meet expectations. Despite this, we hope to be able to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much of a castle as we had imagined, but the gallery is an impressive building next to the Buda Castle funicular railway. To be honest when we were told it was a castle, my first reaction was to say it didn't look like a castle, but herein lies the problem it is, and looks very much like, a museum!... More 

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MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to provide us with the feedback of your visit. We are very sorry to hear that your visit did not meet expectations. Despite this, we hope to be able to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

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The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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