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Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art

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Address: Komor Marcell utca 1 | Muveszetek Palotaja, Budapest 1095, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 555 3444
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Rich collections of international contemporary art by such Hungarians...

Rich collections of international contemporary art by such Hungarians artists as Lakner, Keserü and Konkoly, plus important works by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Claes Oldenburg representing the more avant-garde and American Pop-Art forms.

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Beautiful location

I have been at this place a couple of time before, so the architecture was of no surprise. The location is by the Danube embankment, a development area. The Palace of Arts is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 October 2016
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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is built together with the National Concert Hall, and Festival theatre. It's worth to visit these parts of the building too. 3 leveles, usually different exhibitions. This time I liked 2 of the 3 very much. Nice views from here to the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

You can get their by boat (part of the public transportation system)! What else can I say. Ok, so it is actually an excursion (hence my suggestion to take the boat because then it is really not just about the destination but also the trip - otherwise a bland dreary ride with the tram). It is in the south of... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been at this place a couple of time before, so the architecture was of no surprise. The location is by the Danube embankment, a development area. The Palace of Arts is co-located with a concert hall and the National Theatre.It is within easy reach by tram. The view from the building is magnificent. The avant-garde exhibiton with Polish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have visited the museum two times and it has been every time one of the highlights the trip. The space is breath taking and I have enjoyed my time over there a lot.

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Thank 316emiliay
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

(arts award review) There were three exhibitions at the time, 'rock space and time', 'passion' and 'the contempary collection'. I would definitely recommend that you visit the Ludwig museum because the art is so interesting and expressive. this art inspired me because there are many forms of art in one place. it shows that you can do whatever type of... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

the entire Hungarian section had no English or German or Russian sub-titles, just lazy attitude and disregard for foreign visitors on each each floor some ticket attendant chased me down demanding to see my ticket, as if I sneaked in without paying the space itself is fantastic though most of the content was rather weak HUF2400 was simply too much... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The Ludwig has fallen into the trap of presenting a "cultural " review versus art. Pop music, rock music...any music...is on the periphery of art. You could say the same about TV, books, newspapers, technology. Two of the 3 floors are devoted to this music reference. And it is poorly done. A massive wall graphic showing cassette to CD to... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

There were two exhibitions at the time of our visit: one titled "Passion: Fan Behaviour and Art", and another one (the name escapes me) dealing with Hungarian Communist past. "Passion" was nice, a lot of takes on the concept were presented by artists Hungarian and foreign. The 2nd exhibition was better in my view, much more reflective and with a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

If you love modern art you must go, right now there is a rock and fans exhibition wuth was nice, but there were no info on the permanent exhabition which i found a bit dissapointed

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

I very much liked the variety of the permanent collection. Different topics, different kinds of artworks,.. Unfortunately there were no explanations in English, which often made it hard to understand the artworks/the artists' intentions. Especially in contemporary art, I think this is essential. I do not recommend this museum to other tourists. The building itself is definitely worth visiting though,... More 

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