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Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria)

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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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All reviews hungarian art modern art buda castle permanent collection frida kahlo paintings and sculptures alter pieces excellent collection former royal palace works of art different periods budapest card medieval times nice museum middle ages couple of hours audio guide
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I decided to travel with my wife at the end of October 2018 to Budapest, primarily to visit Frida Kahlo exhibition. We were very disappointed with organization of HNG. There was hundreds of people waiting patiently for hours to enter the gallery on 27/28 October,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gelipter G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a number of wings of Buda Castle and established in 1957, the Gallery focuses on Hungarian Art with a very large collection of Gothic wooden Church works and adornments and winged altarpieces from the Medieval Period plus a range of sculptures and paintings...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The gallery is part of Buda castle and is near to the top of the funicular railway. Bus 16/16A stops close by at Disz ter. There is currently a special exhibition containing work by the School of London. Primarily this involved paintings by Lucien Freud...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MNG-BP, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Visitor, thank you very much, we are happy that you liked our museum and particularly the Hungarian artists. See you back soon!

Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

I really liked this art gallery. It contains many Hungarian sculptures and paintings from around the 18th century to modern times.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Conor R
MNG-BP, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2018

Thank you very much

Reviewed 21 November 2018

Lovely building very well laid out and beautifully lit. I had never heard of most of the Hungarian artists, to my shame, but the 19th Century paintings in particular were stunning. The Bacon Freud temporary exhibition was OK but paled at the side of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MNG-BP, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. We are happy that you liked the Hungarian collection as well. It has been relatively unknown due to the historical reasons and finally there are more and more people are growing to like it.

Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

Went to see the Freud/Bacon exhibit which was very interesting. The rest of the museum was just okay. Only Hungarian artists. No big names. The building was not like other castles turned into museums.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joaelk
MNG-BP, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you very much for your comment. The palace has been through many changes and was completely emptied out after the Second World War. Since the mid 1970's it houses three museums and nothing else. Hope to see you back.

Reviewed 15 November 2018

The Hungarian National Gallery is situated on Castle Hill and is a very impressive building, lovely architecture. It is part of the Palace complex.

Date of experience: November 2018
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MNG-BP, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you for your comment!

Reviewed 14 November 2018

Since most galleries or museums have security cameras nowadays then I think it was really sweet that every room had a nice smiling lady there to help or just keep an eye on visitors. And since I went there quite late and there were not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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MNG-BP, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Dear Visitor, thank you very much for your comment and indeed we stay people-oriented.

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

If I had to choose one thing in to do in Budapest...this is the choice. Located high on a riverbank, probably the ‘best’ city view of Danube and Parliment. Adjacent to a touristy Old Town, walkable with ongoing excavation of ruins. Inside a time capsule...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank D M
MNG-BP, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2018

Thank you for your comment. Frida Kahlo is over, now we exhibit Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon and the Paintings of the London School.

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The exhibition and the paintings were phenomenal and the facts provided were interesting, however the staff of the museum was very unfriendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marcell M
MNG-BP, Közönségkapcsolati vezető at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Dear visitor, we are very sorry for your experience and we do our best to improve the overall experience.

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Nero M
9 September 2018|
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Response from MNG-BP | Property representative |
Dear Visitor, should you want to visit the Frida Kahlo exposition, you buy a ticket for two adults (full price) and 2 for your children at 50%. (if you are travelling from a EU country)This ticket is valid for the permanent... More
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Tina D
3 August 2018|
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Dear Tina, we'll have two expos in the month of October, Bacon, Freud School of London and Frida Kahlo and of course the permanent exposition. Hope to see you here!
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Dear Visitor, sorry for the delay but nevertheless the tickets for the concerts are sold together with any entrance ticket of the museum. It means, that if you buy a ticket for that day, you are free to enjoy the music... More
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