Archive for the ‘Budapest Museums and Galleries’ Category:

Matthias Church in the Castle District is a Budapest tourist attraction worth visiting

Matthias Church (Mátyás templom) is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Budapest, situated in the the heart of Buda’s Castle District. According to church tradition, it was originally built in 1015. The current building was constructed in the florid late Gothic style in the second half of the 14th century and was extensively restored in the late 19th century.

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The Museum of Applied Arts combines design and beauty

The Museum of Applied Arts is housed in a beautiful Art Nouveau building that is worth seeing, even if you do not go inside. There are two permanent exhibitions, Art Nouveau furniture and an exhibition on Ottoman Carpets. There are also temporary exhibitions, like the recent Hadyn exhibition.

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The Hungarian National Museum provides a combination of history, politics and culture

he Hungarian National Museum is well worth a visit and could enlighten you to the history of the region of Hungary before it was Hungary as well as more recent historical and political events, like the 1848 revolution which started on the steps of the museum.

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Memento Park offers an alternative, communist tourist attraction and history lesson

Memento Park (Szobor Park), also known as Statue Park, is a museum and exhibition in Budapest, including 42 statues, busts and sculptures from Hungary’s Communist period after the Second World War. The park was designed by Hungarian architect, Ákos Eleőd.

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The Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest is well worth a visit

The Great Synagogue, also known as Dohány Street Synagogue (Nagy Zsinagóga or Dohány utcai Zsinagóga) or Tabakgasse Synagogue, is located in downtown Budapest. It is the largest synagogue in Eurasia and the second largest in the world, after the Temple Emanu-El.

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The Hungarian Parliament, a beautiful building on the Danube

The Hungarian Parliament Building (Országház or Parlament) is one of Europe’s oldest legislative buildings, a notable landmark of Hungary and a popular tourist destination in Budapest. It is situated in Kossuth Lajos Square (Kossuth Lajos tér), on the Pest bank of the Danube.

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The House of Terror – An unforgettable experience.

The House of Terror (Terror Háza) is a museum located on Andrássy Avenue (Andrássy út) very close to Oktogon. One of the most powerful museums in Europe it illustrates the grim decades of Fascist and Communist repression, with the museum occupying the former headquarters for the secret police of both the Nazi and Communist governments.

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Vajdahunyad Castle and the Museum of Hungarian Agriculture

Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvár), in City Park (Városliget) was originally made by Ignác Alpár from cardboard and wood for the millennial exhibition in 1896 but it became so popular that it was rebuilt from stone and brick.

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The Hall of Art on Heroes’ Square

The Hall of Art (Műcsarnok) is another museum and gallery on Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere), opposite the Fine Arts Museum (Szépművészeti Múzeum). It is also known as the Palace of Art, but must not be confused with the Palace of Arts (Művészetek Palotája) in southern Pest.

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The Museum of Fine Arts, enjoy the grand masters in Budapest

The Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum) is a museum on Heroes’ Square, facing the Hall of Art. It was built by Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog in an eclectic-neoclassical style, between 1900 and 1906. The museum’s collection is made up of international art and comprises more than 100,000 pieces. The Museum’s collection is made up of six departments: Egyptian, Antique, Old sculpture gallery, Old painter gallery, Modern collection, Graphics collection.

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