Would you like to go on a cultural trip through time? In Budapest you will find everything you need: dazzling art collections, exhibitions leading through exciting periods of history, thought-provoking – or even shocking – exhibitions on darker times, unique archaeological finds and special underground exhibitions, whose captivating narrative you can immerse yourself in. Choose from the museums of the capital to your liking, but if you have the time, it’s best to tour them all.
The Hungarian National Gallery in Buda Castle is the largest public collection of Hungarian fine art. Its thematic and historical exhibitions introduce visitors not only to the different periods of Hungarian art history, but also to the country’s past.
What the Prado is in Madrid, the Louvre in Paris, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery in London, the Museum of Fine Arts is in Budapest. Masterpieces from antiquity to contemporary art.
MÜPA, the Palace of the Arts in Budapest, is one of the most modern Hungarian cultural institutions, special because it is a venue that is equally suited to several branches of art at the same time.
The Neoclassical Hungarian National Museum in the Palace District presents the history of Hungary from the prehistoric period through the Middle Ages to modern times. The garden around the building is also the perfect venue for a leisurely stroll.
The Museum of Applied Arts may be considered one of the most vital stages in the birth of Art Nouveau in Hungary. Pay a visit to this amazing museum, and marvel at the many Hungarian and international works of applied arts, including everything from medieval masterpieces to contemporary works.
If you also find the aristocratic world of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy fascinating, we have good news for you: there is a place, deep in the heart of Budapest, that will transport you back to the early 20th century. The Hungarian Art Nouveau House is a unique collection, where everything spins a tale of the early 1900s – from the walls and furniture, down to the very last coffee cup.