Museum of Applied Arts

The Museum of Applied Arts (Iparmüvészeti Múzeum) in Budapest is a must see, not only because of the excellent exhibitions. The building itself is a work of Hungarian art by Lechner and Pártos architects. The Museum of Applied Arts  is a beautiful Art Nouveau building. The details at the entrance are very special, with artfully intertwined, colored ceramic railings. The atrium (photo) with its Moorish style elements is also unique. Those interested in art and architecture should not miss this great museum.


Üllöi út 33-37


Museum of fine arts Budapest

The neoclassical museum of fine arts Szépmüvészeti Múzeum was built in 1906 by the architects Schickedanz and Herzog. All the big names in European art history are gathered in the famous Art Museum. The museum is divided into the categories Egyptian Collection, Antique Collection, Old Gallery, Old Sculpture Collection, Old Hungarian Collection and Graphic Collection. In the Old Gallery you can find paintings by Raffaello, Tintoretto, Velazquez, Goya, Dürer, Holbein and many more. The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the best museums in Budapest.


Dózsa György út 41



The Mücsarnok art hall built in 1896 is also a work of the architect Albert Schikedanz. The light-flooded hall displays contemporary art in temporary exhibitions.


Dózsa György út 37


Ethnographic Museum

The Ethnographic Museum (Néprajzi Múzeum) opposite the Hungarian Parliament was built in 1896 as Palace of Justice by Alajos Hauszmann. It was not until 1973 that the museum moved into the grandiose building. The museum displays cult objects of Hungarian folk culture.


Kossuth tér


Hungarian National Museum

The Hungarian National Museum (Magyar Nemzeti Múzeum) was founded in 1802, making it the oldest museum in the country. The museum shows the famous Hungarian coronation coat and many other important objects from the history of Hungary.


Múzeum körút 14-16


Hungarian Museum of Agriculture

The building of the Hungarian Museum of Agriculture (Magyar Mezögazdasági Múzeum) was built in 1896 for the Millennium Exhibition. The building complex is a mixture of different styles from the Hungarian architectural history. The museum is located in the Városliget park.


Vajdahunyad vár


Terror House Museum

The Terror House Museum (Terror Haza) was opened in 2002 and is dedicated to the history of the victims of National Socialists and the communists. People were held and tortured in this house. The museum shows the terror that people have to suffer under a dictatorship.


Andrássy út 60


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