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Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria)

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Address: Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Budavari Palota, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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+36 20 439 7331
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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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At the risk of offending all Hungarian patriots: the permanent collection up to the 20th century can be described as average. Remember the Hapsburgs stored their best stuff in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 November 2016
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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Hungarian National Gallery is located in the Buda Castle or Grand Palace as it is sometimes called. Take funicular from Clark Adam Ter and once upstairs turn left thru the archway and onto the castle grounds. The art collection depicts Hungarian history, and not a vast art collection from widespread artists. It is 1000 huf, less for seniors and... 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 taking the time to review your visit in the Museum. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

Hawi, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The history of Hungary is perhaps best experienced through its art. Although not the most extraordinary museum in the world the location makes it well worth the effort. Explore the grounds and walk down the hill to Chain Bridge.

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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 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The collection is extensive, over three floors, and is very well presented. Much of the work was done in the period from 1890s until WW II. If you like art, this is a must see.

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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 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This Hungarian art collection is housed in the former Royal Palace and displayed on four stories, ending with the most modern at the top. Entrance for visitors from age 62-70 was half price on production of a passport and cost 900 HOF, and free for those over 70. The toilets are free here. We had to leave coats and bags... 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 taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback of your visit. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

At the risk of offending all Hungarian patriots: the permanent collection up to the 20th century can be described as average. Remember the Hapsburgs stored their best stuff in Vienna, so go and see that for your antiquity, renaissance, etc. There are some good, representative pieces, but nothing spectacular. But from around 1900 onward the focus is on Hungarian production,... 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 taking the time to review your visit in the Museum and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

In a wonderful arrangement for a brief visit the museum's curators have placed 57 of the very best pieces in the museum in a single room, beautifull dispayed. There are some wonderful things (from Egyptian carvings to a Breugel and a Memling) and this room alone is worth an hour of your time. If you are into art, this is... 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 

Holland, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Went specifically to see the 19th Century exhibits, but half of them were closed for the rennovation. Disappointing, but I understand they have to do it in the off season, but still disappointed.

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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 the feedback of your visit. We are very sorry to hear that your visit did not meet expectations. The renewed exhibition can be visited from 9th of November, 2016. Despite your negative experiences, we hope to be able to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

Penhook, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We took the bus a short walk from our hotel in Andrassy Ave and it was very easy to get to the museum and come back the same way. The outside grounds are beautiful and very pleasant and the Inside discovery of the Paintings & ART inside is a must do.

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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 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Beautiful building inside and out. Lots of paintings to see. However, no map is handed out to you - so sometimes you get a bit lost and dont know what is what.

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

Dear Visitor, thank you for taking the time to review your visit in the Museum. We have maps in different languages (english, french, italian, russian, spanish and hungarian), available at the information desk. We are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

3 floors of excellent art. A must see for art lovers. I especially enjoyed the 3rd floor which showcased more modern work.

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

Dear Visitor, thank you for your positive comments. We are glad to hear about your pleasant visit and we are looking forward to welcome you back in the Hungarian National Gallery. More 

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District I / Buda
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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