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Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria)

Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Budavari Palota, Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 20 439 7331
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The museum houses an extensive collection of Hungarian works dating from the 10th century to present day, including the sculpture of King Béla III's head (1200 A.D.) and lavish 15th- and 16th-century winged altarpieces.
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Szent Gyoergy ter 2 | Budavari Palota, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 20 439 7331
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend visiting the Hungarian National Gallery! We didn't realise that Buda Castle was not in itself an attraction (like Windsor Castle or Hampton Court Palace in the UK, with big state rooms etc.) but divided into separate museums. Had very little knowledge of Hungarian...More

Thank jils2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A veritable catalog of Hungarian art, well organized and cleverly exhibited in a royal palace....Top That!

Thank juhaszj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I confess to knowing nothing about Hungarian art, but the National Gallery provided a nice introduction. We didn't visit all of the galleries, but most of them; they are arranged chronologically and also thematically. The collection is certainly rather impressive. The downside to our visit,...More

Thank imogendl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The collection itself is interesting and definitely of great importance for hungarian heritage, but the way those artworks are displayed and the lightning lack a lot. + it's quite a puzzle inside. there is no clear separation of art styles and it gets confusing.

Thank Anca C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a small fee you can look at some incredible art works here. I'd say it takes around 2 hours to see everything and it is worth your time. Whilst I didn't recognise many of the artists names the quality of the paintings were fantastic.

Thank foodfootballbeer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since its foundation in 1957, the Hungarian National Gallery has grown into one of the country’s largest museums, with the largest and widest collection of Hungarian art. It owns more than 6,000 paintings, 2,100 sculptures, 3,100 medallions, 11,000 drawings and 5,000 prints illustrating the development...More

Thank Ankit S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most art galleries exhibit great works of art, that reflect the influences of the period. This gallery exhibits art that reflects the history of Budapest - romantic, natural and realistic. I was so fascinated with the art that I stayed for the whole day, and...More

Thank LilBlur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit through the history of Hungarian art from bygone times to now. The gallery is huge so give yourself plenty of time to explore. Make sure you go all the way to the top as you can walk outside on the cupola...More

Thank akmacca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Has a number of "Old Masters" paintings as well as works by more obscure artists. St. Stephen's crown jewels are also on view.More

Thank verdun2
MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, the St. Stephen's crown jewels belongs to the collection of the Hungarian National Museum. Our institution, the Hungarian National Gallery is located in the Buda Castle and houses Hungarian art from the Medival period till contemporary times. We hope to be able to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building looks impressive from the outside and the views of the city are superb. The inside however is like a concert hall from the 60,s. The art collection is small but interesting. the Buda castle is a collection of different buildings and to visit...More

Thank 482jesuss
MNG-BP, Közönségszolgálati munkatárs at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Visitor, thank you taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback of your visit, and thank you for your remarks. We are sorry to hear that your visit did not meet expectations. Despite this, we hope to be able to welcome you...More

District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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