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Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria)

Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Budavari Palota, Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 20 439 7331
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The gallery has a lot of interesting art. Be sure to check out the altar room, the room with the poppy field painting on the 1st floor, and the rooms on the 2nd floor. There are also some good views from the coppola if you...More

Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

As a museum and history lover, I would say that this is a must in the city. Here you can see some Hungarian Art and a brief introduction to the history of the country like the great migrations. The invasions along the centuries and how...More

Thank Roberto S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful and rich gallery with loads paintings and sculptures from all periods of Hungarian history. Definitely a place to see if you're an art lover. They're also staging various exhibitions and we were in luck to visit while they were showing the theater dolls...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the museum several times included their great exhibition “ Between frames “ this winter . Although the goodwill of the concepts is there, the staff is so unfriendly that the visitor feels unwelcome all the time, starting from not greeting to the...More

Thank Tamas M
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MNG-BP, Guest Relations Manager at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear visitor, thank you for your remark and we are very sorry that the announcement caused a little bit of unease. The closing of the museum takes a long time and we need to announce it clearly so that visitors could find their belongings in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The enormity of the gallery matches the enormity of the paintings within. I was impressed with my entire visit. They've beautiful works throughout in the structure itself is impressive. If you see a large group of tourists go in perhaps come back in a little...More

Thank Travelsauru
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Well laid out each level has a different period of art.some superb sculptures too.all very well laid out plenty of space to admire the artwork and you are allowed to photograph the works with no flash.very worthwhile visiting. Bags and coats can be left at...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Have been several times in this huge museum located in the Sissi castle on the Buda side of the Duna river. A large choice of paintings, sculptures and events all year. You can spend easely half day to discover some great Hungarian painters or history...More

Thank BAUGE R
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Hungarian National Gallery, located in the Royal pallace of Buda is a must for anyone interested in art. The collection makes one appreciate much more the rich history and culture of Hungary and its people. The gallery over 700 years of Hungarian art, with...More

Thank Kotryna E
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Very nice art gallery located within the Buda Castle and on Castle Hill. There are many large and breathtaking paintings in there. Lovely view of Budapest from the top.

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Hello - we visited here Fri 16th Feb 2018. It was our 1st destination. Very cold outside and the gallery was beautifully warm inside. Extremely spacious. I liked that most of the paintings were by Hungarian artists - many excellent but unknown to me. Their...More

Thank Mark D
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MrsandMrHappy
17 November 2017|
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Response from MNG-BP | Property representative |
Dear Visitor, the National Gallery is closed on the 24th and the 25th of December. We are going to be open on the 26th, however the paintings of Monet will not be on display. There are a smaller selection of the Masterpieces... More
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