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Petofi Literary Museum (Petofi Irodalmi Muzeum)

16 Karolyi Mihaly utca, Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 158 5761
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The palace of written art

Situated in the city centre, Petőfi Museum is like a small palace of written art. The place is... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Enikő F
via mobile
An interactive place for Petofi fans

Sandor Petofi was a passionate young poet who during his short life (he died at age 26, presumably... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
Gabriel H
Bellaire, Texas, United States
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6 Jan 2018
“The palace of written art”
20 May 2016
“An interactive place for Petofi fans”
16 Karolyi Mihaly utca, Budapest, Hungary
Gellért Hill
+36 1 158 5761
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Situated in the city centre, Petőfi Museum is like a small palace of written art. The place is quiet and well-designed, the exhibitions are interactive and the information is organised in a smart way. I liked the colours, lights. I'll definitely go back there.

Thank Enikő F
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Sandor Petofi was a passionate young poet who during his short life (he died at age 26, presumably in battle) created an enduring literary work that motivated the Hungarian people during the rebellion of 1848 against the Austrian domination. His poetry continues to be taught...More

1  Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

It was a wonderful visit not just because I got to know about Hungarian literature, but the staff were really nice. Kids will also have a good time. I highly recommend everyone to visit this museum.

1  Thank Carolina P
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Interesting. The World War I exhibit is worth the price of admission. Some translations in English but mostly a Hungarian only museum. On-site restaurant in the courtyard is good for evening dining.

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

I love that museum. It has two main exhibitions available in English. One is about Petofi, a major Hungarian poet, and the other Fust. The scenography is interesting and it has a nice little garden. Totally underestimated.

Thank PavoCristatus
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this museum, as I love old books and manuscripts. Unfortunately the vast majority of museum text (explanations, histories, etc.) was only in Hungarian, making it impossible for most visiting tourists to understand. Additionally, on the day of our visit...More

1  Thank Macfari
Gellert Hill
If you want to treat your camera to some amazing
scenery, Gellért Hill is a must on your itinerary. A
funicular journey from the Chain Bridge along the
hillsides provides a fast connection between Buda and
Pest, hoisting visitors to panoramic vistas. Once on
top of the hill, you’ll find the Citadel dominate the
landscape with its imposing 19th century construction,
a site that’s hard to keep your eyes on without being
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