Art Museums in Budapest

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Art Museums in Budapest

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  • Harrison F. Carter
    Cologne, Germany10,426 contributions
    A short walk along the hillside and this wonderful building appears... And it is very popular, so many people taking photos. Plus, it offers wonderful views to the river and across it...
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, CA2,535 contributions
    It’s a very good Art Museum - not great. If you like religious themes, you’ll love it as that seems to be the emphasis. We went for the Bosch exhibit which was also very good - not great. We walked here from the city center in about an hour. Kind of confusing to track rooms you’ve visited, but after a while, the art seemed all the same to me. Next to Heroes Plaza added to trip worthiness.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • judi w
    Colfax, CA13 contributions
    I love all art but especially painting and I saw a number of pieces by well known artists I had never seen before in any books. It was a joy to find them and made my heart beat harder. I would love to return but it's a long way from California.
    Written 4 November 2019
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  • SigiL
    Villers-la-ville, Belgium588 contributions
    Great museum eventhough slightly out of the way. Definitely worth the trip, and you’re pretty much on your own. Don’t hesitate!
    Written 3 March 2022
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  • Thoughtful Traveler
    5 contributions
    Imre Varga created the moving sculptures in the Doheny Synagogue commemorating the Jewish lives lost during WWII in Hungary. He is not Jewish, and yet was commissioned to do these pieces, no doubt, because of his evocative works about humanity and the sacredness of life. His many sculptures of his father feature his loss of limbs after serving in the war, with his medals of honor affixed to his chest with nails, reminiscent of Jesus on the cross, conveying the hypocrisy and the sacrifices of war. We found this museum moving and beautiful, as each piece is deeply thoughtful and moving. Because we began our trip with the Doheny synagogue and ended it with the Imre Varga Museum, we felt it to be an extra magical, bookended trip. Don't hesitate to ask the museum director to explain some of the pieces, especially the sculpture of the woman on horseback in the inner courtyard.... a very special story awaits you. We also visited the Vasarely Museum nearby (wonderful).
    Written 4 March 2020
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  • Dysproz
    Warsaw, Poland85 contributions
    Looks nice from the outside. I've never been inside. However, the stairs are a pretty good place to sit and rest.
    Written 14 June 2022
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  • Magonyi M
    Kecskemet, Hungary31 contributions
    I visited the temporary exhibition in Secessionist design with a friend. The atmosphere is breathtaking. The music also helped us to return to this era. I was especially fascinated by the interior design, the furniture. I could approach the exhibits, there were no ropes around them. We just loved the dresses, fans and hats put on display together, the jewellry. The staff was very kind and helpful.
    Written 7 August 2021
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  • Bálint N
    198 contributions
    It's on the upper floor of a "family house size" building, so the whole museum consists 3 rooms only. Different items from all around Asia, including japanese, chinese or indian items.
    No real "story", not a museum to go through the history of any of the asian countries. It concentrates more on Ferenc Hopp and other people that visited Asia and colletcted the items.
    Written 7 July 2019
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  • J D
    Budapest, Hungary136 contributions
    I shall start the review with the ethnographic visitor center (in the basement) since it is really a small museum about the lives of Hungarians on the counrtyside back in the past.

    The selection of dishes quite limited, especially soups. The beefsteak tartar was very small - like just a starter.
    Written 1 October 2017
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia14,107 contributions
    Located on the banks of the Danube, is this whale shaped complex, built around two existing brick building, definitely worth a visit for the architecture alone, you can go inside as it is part of a mall, and admire the glass structure. There are also restaurants cafes and bars to keep the visitor entertained.
    Written 25 April 2020
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  • Karl S
    Lovestad, Sweden7 contributions
    Went here on the opening of "through a glass darkly". A lot of people, crowded, but a nice atmosphere. The exhibition was really good, light and easy to walk through. If I ever come back to budapest I'm definitely going to check Ernst museum again. If you like contemporary art, don't think - just go there!
    Written 24 January 2013
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  • Bumbui15
    Paris, France17 contributions
    If you visit Budapest and you have the sensibility for art don't miss the fantastic exhibition of a young hungarian artist JOVANOVICS TAMAS. actually in the Gallery.
    Written 2 June 2016
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  • Elliejayeee10
    Stafford, UK40 contributions
    Quite expensive, quite small. I wouldn't waste your money or your time. Would not recommend or bother with it again. Staff were not very friendly either
    Written 23 February 2022
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  • stinkwink
    Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
    In this beautiful classicist palace, on the Andrássy street, the restaurant closed already, but captivating contemporary artworks are presented on three levels. On the ground floor there is a well-equipped bar, but as I read it doesn't operate anymore, so, they just kept it as a memory of old times. The lift can reach the first and second floors, so the disabled are not excluded from the experience.
    Since on the ground floor, there were many Tibor Csernus pictures, and then I found some of them on the two other levels as well, I enquired for a reason. The lady I spoke to said that Tibor Csernus left his creations to their museum. They try to meet the challenge and seek to arrange as many exhibits as possible from his artworks. Tibor Csernus is one of the most significant figures of contemporary painting not only in Hungary but worldwide. I have heard to call him an undeservedly ignored painter-genius, although I can’t agree with it because he has received many honors in several countries. Now virtually the most important stations of his oeuvre can be observed in this museum.

    It is also possible to get acquainted with the works of many contemporary artists with different approaches. Attila Adorján's placard-style paintings I found interesting,
    and I loved Botond Polgár's unusual bust.
    In the showcases I have seen many art books, I think they were for sale.
    I liked Attila Kondor's Orientations very much. The reason why I put it in the plural because there were two of them. Unfortunately, in the photos, they look much less attractive, than in reality.
    For one painting, I had to go back twice. At first sight, you can’t undeniably see how much is in this picture. It’s called “In the room,” and the painter is László Fehér. He expresses the loss and loneliness of the little boy with minimal means. Use only proportions and thumb sucking.
    Possibly I left out the most valuable items, but I’m not an art critic, so my opinion without any knowledge, I only interpret my feelings.
    Written 3 February 2018
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  • Nick R
    Ipswich, UK60 contributions
    A lovely location in Budapest that has a cafe/bar. A great place to meet friends and there is almost always something on. it has shows, is a cinema amongst other things.
    I would recommend a visit.
    Written 24 April 2015
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