Palace of Exhibitions (Mucsarnok)

Palace of Exhibitions (Mucsarnok)

Palace of Exhibitions (Mucsarnok)
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Built in 1895, this art and culture center exhibits the works of modern-day Hungarian and international artists and showcases a variety of plays, films and concerts throughout the year.
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Neighbourhood: Zugló
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  • Hősök tere • 2 min walk
  • Állatkert • 6 min walk
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Looking out onto the magnificent Heroes Square is Palace Of Exhibitions ( Mucsarnok ) aka Mucsarnak Kunsthalle ,a contemporary art museum .
The building itself is historically important ,constructed from plans from architect Albert Schickdanz and constructed in 1896 in the Neoclassical style of architecture that's so pleasing on the eye ,the facade is superb ,the fresco's beautiful ,the columns add a touch of class to an already classy building ,it's just a great building to view and to visit ,it's one of the top art museums in Budapest ,if you're planning a holiday to this vibrant city it's a building to most definitely check out and an art museum to visit and easy to locate looking out onto Heroes Square.
Written 29 November 2023
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Traveltheorient
San Antonio, TX592 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Mucsarnok is a beautiful art museum on the Hero's Square. It is a neo-classical building inside and out. My absolute favorite part was the "Garden of Philosophy" exhibit. It is an eight-figure sculpture placed at the focus of the exhibition. The sculptures were 3-D printed!
Written 29 October 2022
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Dysproz
Warsaw, Poland251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
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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MarriedAnd-Over-50
Mission, Canada1,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Located right across from Heroes Square this is fantastic looking building that displays works of modern Hungarian and International Artists.

You can't miss it when you visit Heroe's Square.

Worth entering for any exhibition. I liked it very much
Written 22 April 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,162 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
The Palace of Exhibitions (Mucsarnok) is a contemporary art museum on the southeast side of Hero's Square. The neo-Classical building (architects Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herczog) was completed in 1896 for the millennium celebrations. Standing in Hero's Square, I admired its graceful Greek Revival portico: six columns surmounted by a pediment with a colorful mosaic of St. Istvan (the patron saint of fine art). Inside, large exhibition rooms were decorated in neo-Classical style, with tall ceilings and soft light from skylights. The Palace of Exhibitions is run by the Hungarian Academy of Arts; it does not have a permanent collection. It offers temporary exhibits of contemporary Hungarian and international fine art (check the web site for what is current ). The palace has a bookshop, library, and the Műcsarnok Café overlooking the square. The building is beautifully it at night. The Palace of Exhibitions is open 10am to 6pm daily Tues to Sun, except Thurs, noon to 8pm, with an entry fee of 800 HUF (discount for students, educators, senior citizens ).
Written 6 March 2020
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Terralee P
Long Beach, CA472 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
The Palace of arts next to Heroes Square is a gorgeous building - it is important to note that it has no permanent exhibitions. So, what it there to see will always be changing. The building itself is not terribly large, so if what is currently on exhibition is of interest, you could probably see it in less than a couple of hours.
Written 26 February 2020
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Andrea L
Bristol, UK147 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We brought Budapest cards so we could access most visitors sights. The displays were all photographs which wasn’t to my taste. But that’s the beauty of art we all like different. The ballet display was nice and the photographs were very clear. Staff were unhelpful and rude. I wouldn’t go back as the displays were very small.
Written 9 February 2020
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Sinisterpete
Limavady, UK55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This is the second time I've been to this gallery of contemporary arts. I loved it but I realise it is not for everyone. Check to see what the current exhibitions are before you go.

I enjoyed the David Lynch photo exhibition entitled Small Stories. I can understand why others wouldn't. Not for everyone. The last time there was an exhibition of famous photos recreated all featuring John Malkovich impersonating the original subject. Loved it. Again, not for everyone.

The other exhibition was on contemporary Hungarian architecture. You see where I'm going here. The building is grand, the scope if the exhibitions is varied and bold. Check if they interest you before you go. If they do, you will very likely enjoy your visit.
Written 16 May 2019
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Stephanie W
Charlottesville, VA1,528 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We went for the David Lynch exhibit and were very disappointed. The exhibition was incredibly small and not curated well. When we left the 2-room exhibit we started to enter a 2nd exhibit because it sounded interesting but found we had to purchase admission to each exhibition separately. Because the Lynch exhibit was such a disappointment we did not buy a second ticket.
Written 28 April 2019
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PavlaPavla
Chrudim, Czech Republic6,903 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Palace of Exhibitions is located next to Heroes' Square, right opposite of the Museum of Fine Arts. The building from out is very beautiful.

When I was there, there were two photography exhibitions: Klein Rudolf and David Lynch. Honestly, it wasn't my cup of tea. It was interesting to see work of both these artists, but it took me only twenty minutes to see both exhibitions. I'm sure for many people it was something very special to visit this kind of exhibition.

Combined ticket for both exhibitions cost 1.900 HUF.

There are not permanent exhibitions, they change, so maybe next time there will be something more interesting for me.
Written 27 April 2019
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