Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Hungarian Academy of Sciences
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Address
Neighbourhood: Belváros-Lipótváros
How to get there
  • Kossuth Lajos tér • 7 min walk
  • Vörösmarty tér • 7 min walk
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4.0 of 5 bubbles67 reviews
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,30,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The Hungarian Academy Of Sciences is a building dedicated as the name suggests to the sciences ,a wonderful looking building dating from the early 1800's ,the facade is so beautiful, I love this Classical style of architecture, its a building that adds to the joy of walking along the riverfront of the River Danube ,Pest side,its easy to locate on Szechenyi Istvan Ter and well worth checking out if you're in the area.
Written 23 November 2023
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel41,102 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This is a rather ugly and Communist-looking building, located just next to the Pest bank of the Danube near Gresham palace.
Written 8 September 2020
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Ayu Parawansa
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
This place is so historic and near from city center, so we can go through there with walking and near from Hungarian Parliament
Written 17 January 2020
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is a Neo-Renaissance style palace along the Danube River near the Chain Bridge, bordering the Roosevelt square. The three facades building is richly decorated. Above the three big arched entrances in between two same size arched windows are a two-story balustraded balcony. It’s five enormous arched windows separated by Corinthian columns and above them, on the top floor are arched pair windows, separated by allegorical terracotta female statues. It owes its birth to ‘the Greatest Hungarian’ Count István Széchenyi, who offered the annual income of his estates for this purpose. Recognizing the importance of this establishment, other noblemen joined to this offering. The institution founded on November 3, 1825, and began its actual operation in 1830, in a rented building. In 1826 Count József Teleki left his 30,000 volumes family library to the Academy, and with it laid the foundation for the Academy Library. After Sina Simon, 80,000 Ft donation and a national collection in 1865 the current Neo-Renaissance style palace was inaugurated.
The most important Hungarian scientific society gained, or regained financial stability in 1920 when Count Ferenc Vigyázó left all of his assets to the Academy. Of course, after 1945 the government nationalized all these assets, and from then the Academy has very little own wealth, since then, mostly the current government is ensuring its survival, and trying to keep it under control.
Now their research institutes have taken away and the institution sits in the palace with wings trimmed, which the founder Count Széchenyi's statue looks on proudly but sadly.
Written 19 December 2019
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Howlo
Buckingham, UK9,638 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
You will pass this fine building as you head towards the Parliament Building, we stopped to use the facilities, which we had to pay for.
Written 26 November 2019
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Douglas M
Mount Vernon, ME618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We had the opportunity to visit, enjoy a formal dinner, and be entertained with traditional Hungarian music here at the Akademia Club.
Written 18 November 2019
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GEORGE F
NY96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
There for a welcome dinner with Tauck group. Beautiful, attentive people, worth the visit. The food was very average.
Written 29 June 2019
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Michael O
Budapest, Hungary35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018
If you can manage to be invited the the Academy - it has some of the most sophisticated food in Budapest. It has a private Club and restaurant so do try and get a connected Hungarian friend to bring you if at all possible.
Written 15 August 2018
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Fatima A
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Very good cultural place and good location on the Danube River, generous staff I spent a wonderful time during may stay
Written 2 July 2018
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Edmund R
St. Andrews, UK1,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences was founded around 1825 and was given its present name in 1845. The building, which dates from around 1865 is in Renaissance Revival style. Taking photos is rather spoilt by the cars parked in front of the building. Perhaps the most interesting thing is the carving on the side of the building furthest from the Danube (Akedémia Street) which depicts members of the early academy. It doesn't look as scholarly as one might expect since the members are in uniform with swords.
Written 1 June 2018
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