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Address: Janus Pannonius utca 11, Pecs 7621, Hungary
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+36 72 315 694
10:00 - 18:00
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The paintings of the 20th-century Hungarian expatriate Tivadar Csontvary...

The paintings of the 20th-century Hungarian expatriate Tivadar Csontvary Kosztka are featured.

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Interesting stories about the artist

By presenting the tourist visit card to the counter at the museum, entrance was free. (I got the visit card from my hotel and the deposit could be refunded.) I paid 700Huf for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2015
Hong Kong, China
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Csontvary’s works were almost lost as his heirs wanted to sell the good quality canvas as tarpaulins. In the very last moment his paintings were bought by a young architect, Gedeon Gerloczy and saved in his apartment. Finally, most of Csontvary’s peculiar pictures were moved to Pecs in 1973. This is not my task to appraise his post-impressionist, expressionist paintings,... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Tivadar Csontvary, an unusual, unique and visionary artist deserves to be known better. This museum is dedicated to his work. It consists of about 5 rooms, all on one floor, so you can take it all in on one visit. You will be amazed by his skill, creativity and vision.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Mystical painter and Hungarian legend Csontvary painted with such a spiritual sense and colours are So resonant Wonderful museum you will never forget

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

By presenting the tourist visit card to the counter at the museum, entrance was free. (I got the visit card from my hotel and the deposit could be refunded.) I paid 700Huf for the English audio guide and 300Huf for taking photos. Nice paintings with interesting stories about the artist.

Thank ZY1907
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

I lived in Pecs for five years, and there are actually a few very nice sites in this smallish town. But Csontvary is one of my favorites. Entry costs a few bucks, the whole place can be seen in twenty minutes, and the paintings are HUGE and unlike any others I've seen around the world. Csontvary was self-taught, basically went... More 

Thank Davi R
Pecs, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Please take note that this museum is now closed until at least February 2016. Its paintings have been transferred for the Csontváry Kosztka Exhibition opening in Budapest in July 2015.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015

A nice museum with helpful staff but we only found out there that Csontváry is not going to be one of our favorite artist. Look up his paintings before visiting.

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

We had never heard of Csontvary but decided to see the collection since we had extra time. I should add that while I appreciate art I am a long way from a connoisseur. The exhibit blew me away with its vivid colors and 3-D effect. I highly recommend this museum which also tells the life story of a man who... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

I was a little hesitant to go to this museum because I had never heard of Csontvary, but am so glad my husband encouraged our visit. It was sad in a way to learn of his mental problems and that he was never recognized for the truly great painter that he was. His paintings actually "glow". Don't hesitate - just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

This museum is recommended in the Lonely Planet Hungary guidebook, with Csontvary compared to Van Gogh. On closer scrutiny after my visit, I noticed it was his rather tragic life that was compared, not his art. This made a lot more sense. The art in this smallish gallery doesn't stand up to that of his contemporaries at all - the... More 

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