Hungarian National Gallery

Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian National Gallery was established in 1957 as the national art museum and is located in Buda Castle. Its collections cover Hungarian art in all genres, including the works of many nineteenth- and twentieth-century Hungarian artists who worked in Paris and other locations in the West. The primary museum for international art in Budapest is the Museum of Fine Arts.

The National Gallery houses Medieval, Renaissance, Gothic art, Baroque and Renaissance Hungarian art. The collection includes wood altars from the 15th century.

The museum displays a number of works from Hungarian sculptors such as Károly Alexy, Maurice Ascalon, Miklós Borsos, Gyula Donáth, János Fadrusz, Béni Ferenczy, István Ferenczy and Miklós Izsó. It also exhibits paintings and photographs by major Hungarian artists such as Brassai and Ervin Marton, part of the circle who worked in Paris before World War II. The gallery displays the work of artists such as Mihály Munkácsy and László Paál. The museum also holds paintings by Karoly Marko, Josef Borsos, Miklos Barabas, Bertelan Szekely, Karoly Lotz, Pál Szinyei Merse, Istvan Csok, Bela Ivanyi Grunwald, Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry (Ruins of Ancient Theatre, Taormina), József Rippl-Rónai (Models), and Károly Ferenczy.



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Founded: 1957
Category: Museums in Hungary

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Orestis - (8 months ago)
HUNGARIAN NATIONAL GALLERY The Hungarian National Gallery is situated within Buda Castle. Its entrance is located on the facade of the castle, on Savoyai Terrace with the Monument of Prince Eugene of Savoy on horseback, in the central wing with the dome. In essence, almost the entire massive Castle building, facing the Danube, is occupied by this specific museum. As a result, it's a fairly extensive museum with no predetermined path for visitors. The museum's collections encompass Hungarian art in all genres, including the works of numerous 19th- and 20th-century Hungarian artists. It houses Medieval, Renaissance, Gothic, and Baroque Hungarian art, including wood altars from the 15th century. Don't miss the opportunity to climb the stairs to the upper levels and catch a glimpse of the renowned Castle dome from the inside. Essentially, the dome is a modern concrete construction, as the entire Castle is a reconstructed version of what was destroyed during World War II and the subsequent events.
Anthony Chan (8 months ago)
Lots of different style artwork. The best bit was the tower which is included in the wntry fee where you can see the river views.
Venu Javarappa (9 months ago)
Well appointed museum in a beautiful multi story building with great views, art and sculptures. Good place to visit if you’re interested in hungarian history, hungarian art history, and art history overall. Friendly for english speakers. The cafe is tiny and has barely any items but there just about the only minor issue. I wouldn’t recommend the audio guide as there are barely any art that has it and needs it. There are english descriptions next to most items. Art across centuries with a particular emphasis on hungarian art. It’s called the Hungarian National Gallery for a reason. It’s not the Louvre. But you won’t be disappointed.
Xulyro (9 months ago)
Full of interesting historical and modern art. It took me 6 hours to walk it all and my legs were hurting like crazy and I was starving. There were places to sit and portable chairs, but no good place to get food. Only one coffee place, that was in honesty, pathetic. This place lacks a vending machine. That would make it perfect (or an actual good coffee place/backery/restaurant).
kira lloyd (9 months ago)
Really nice gallery, 3 or 4 floors and lifts so accessible to everybody. A definite must see when in Budapest! The only downfall to this place is that the staff are very linger-y, which is a bit off putting when a solo traveller
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