Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), Budapest

4.2
#6 of 290 in Museums in Hungary
Browse works by Miro and Dali, part of the largest public collection documenting the development of the fine arts in the country, at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Located inside World Heritage Site Buda Castle, the gallery features artwork exclusively by Hungarian artists like Medieval and Renaissance stone carvings, wooden sculptures, panel paintings, winged altarpieces, late Renaissance and Baroque art, and paintings and sculptures from the 19th century. The Golden Altars exhibition incorporates the throne room and features a painted parallel ceiling, so remember to look up as you're exploring the exhibition. You can enjoy a cup of coffee at the gallery's outdoor cafe as well. To visit Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria) and get the most from your holiday in Budapest, create itinerary details personal to you using our Budapest travel route planner.
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  • Great collection of artwork spanning hundreds of years of Hungarian history. Gallery is well laid out and easy to navigate around. The collection of wooden decorated altarpieces is particularly impres...  more »
  • It is a pity to see that this museum (which encompasses in its halls the artistic and cultural heritage of Hungary from the Middle Ages to the present day) is only the 27th place among the things to see in Budapest... it says a lot about the kind of tourism that gravitates to the city. Extraordinary all the collections (as I have been widely photographed), especially those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Wanting to make a note I would say that the set-up is quite dated which sometimes makes the visit tiring. Calculate that you have at least half a day to spare.
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  • It has A LOT of things to see. Visit it if you're interested in Hungarian art. Although you'll find big names like Cezanne, the majority is made up of (great) Hungarian artists. I had the luck to visit it during a temporary exhibition by Fortepan and another temporary exhibition on Surrealism. You can also skip the museum and just go to the temporary exhibitions if that's what interests you (the tickets are sold separately).
  • Lots to see and learn. The staff are friendly. Wear comfortable shoes. There's a bit of a lineup around lunch or when it rains. Amazing view from the dome. It's unobscured, and I recommend that you check it out.
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