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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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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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Nice Gallery inside Buda Castle!

The place is really nice and inside the Buda Castle. Splendid views from outside to the top view to the city. The museum houses amazing pieces of work from local national... read more

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Partha Pratim M
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place is really nice and inside the Buda Castle. Splendid views from outside to the top view to the city. The museum houses amazing pieces of work from local national artists from different periods of time.

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Brighton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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We enjoyed a morning exploring this interesting museum with its historic journey through history to the present day.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not large for a National Gallery, but the art work is worth the trip. Hungarian artist focused, not much diversity for other nationalities, but still a gem. The setting, being part of the palace, makes the visit unique in its own right. Easy walk from Pest (1 mile or so) although be prepared to hike up for the entrance, but... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No chalice in the palace, only art, four floors of it. Hungarian masters and moderns, and lots of it, quite stunning. Make your way to the cupola where there's awesome views outside as well as inside, and an elevator down. Give yourself 2-3 hours (more to take in the temporary exhibit), as there's much to see and enjoy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This art gallery contains a range of works from different periods. It is a must see in Budapest. The.building is magnificent and houses many treasures from painting to sculpture.

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Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They say you need 2 to 3 hours to look at everything but you can probably check it out in 1. I generally like museums but it's nothing extraordinary.

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Orinda, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful building, beautiful grounds to stroll....another amazing view...just worth the walking around.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely art museum, extensive collection. Titles translated to English and many pieces also had detailed descriptions. Make sure to see the Masterpieces on Floor 2! Absolutely incredible!

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On four floors of the old castle palace of the Hapsburgs, this is a comprehensive National Gallery. We went back twice as it was too much for one visit. The Hungarian artists featured are largely unknown in England, but were widely travelled and connected with European art movements. The building suffered badly at the end of WW2 as the Nazis... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my first time visiting Budapest, and I had the oportunity to visit the Hungarian National Gallery, it was the best one in my life, the Gellery is full of history of Hungary, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework, Gothic wood sculptures and altarpieces, fantastic paintings, different times, wars, kings, everything is here to learn and enjoy. It is a... 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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