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Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria)

Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Budavari Palota, Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 20 439 7331
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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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Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Budavari Palota, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
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Reviewed yesterday

The lowest floors held an interesting display of the oldest exhibits I was impressed with the vast collection and the color that remained on some of the ancient pieces. Mosaics etc. They try to pull things together to give an overall understanding of what you...More

Thank Elana G
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I love paintings and this museum was on my to do list. Although I really liked the collection (paintings from different Hungarian artists, from different era's), I was quit dissapointed with the explanation given by the audio guide (1800 HUF entree + 800 HUF extra...More

Thank AliceMaudrey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum occupies part of the beautiful Royal Palace and showcases Hungarian art. Its collection includes exhibits dating back to the founding of the Hungarian state. A statue of Eugene of Savoy stands at the entrance to the museum. Worth a visit if you are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although low on the list, I highly recommend this. It's important to understand at least a little of local art when traveling and this museum may get skipped because there's so many other things to see in Budapest. Not to be missed is the Gothic...More

Thank jim m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Friday, May 4, the gallery was open only until 3 pm (last entry at 2 pm) due to a private event. BTW or the Hungarian National Gallery is a public place maintained by citizens' taxes and tickets bought by tourists or a private commercial...More

Thank Jan Z
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice works to wander through. I was pleased to see the explanations in English of the works as well as covering some of the history of the evolution of Hungarian art.

Thank Katie M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is particular strength in the collection of Hungarian painters from just after the Old Masters to just befor the impressionists. There are a number of early Renaissance masterpieces and several late Rennaissance masterpieces. Modern art is not my thing so .....

1  Thank westcoastfoodee
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

The gallery has a lot of interesting art. Be sure to check out the altar room, the room with the poppy field painting on the 1st floor, and the rooms on the 2nd floor. There are also some good views from the coppola if you...More

Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

As a museum and history lover, I would say that this is a must in the city. Here you can see some Hungarian Art and a brief introduction to the history of the country like the great migrations. The invasions along the centuries and how...More

1  Thank Roberto S
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

A beautiful and rich gallery with loads paintings and sculptures from all periods of Hungarian history. Definitely a place to see if you're an art lover. They're also staging various exhibitions and we were in luck to visit while they were showing the theater dolls...More

1  Thank Denis Ć
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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
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17 November 2017|
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Response from MNG-BP | Property representative |
Dear Visitor, the National Gallery is closed on the 24th and the 25th of December. We are going to be open on the 26th, however the paintings of Monet will not be on display. There are a smaller selection of the Masterpieces... More
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