The third section of the National Gallery wich I`m going to present you is on the ground floor is the collection of the medieval side altars and the gothic-renassaince lapidary.
This is the part where originally the throne room could be found.
In the lapidary there are exposed marble tombstones of nobile people, nicely carved stones from the gothic Royal palace, capitals from some medieval churches throughout the country and also a couple of sculptures.
The most fascinating part is surely the one where you can admire the colourful gothic winged altars.
Some of the most comprehensive and beautiful works of arts by Hungarian artists can be found in this museum. There are six galleries representing the “most valuable and critically acclaimed Hungarian art in the world".
A general entrance fee is charged for the permanent galleries and a special fee for the temporary galleries.
NOTE: If you plan to photograph any of the galleries, please make sure to pay the special "photography fee" or you will be highly disappointed to know that the guards will not allow you to take any photos. I had already been to a few other musuems and asked upon purchasing my entrance fee if there was a photography fee.
The Late Gothic Alterpieces are one of the permanent star exhibits here at the gallery. They are found in the Great Throne Room. The folding alterpieces mainly date to the 15th and early 16th centuries. While the alterpieces are purely gothic, some of the paintings and sculptures that adorn them reveal some Renaissance influence.
The Alterpieces are breathtaking and there is a peace and serenity you find in this room.
NOTE:The second picture is of The Annunciation from Parish Church St. John the Baptist in Kisszeben 1515-1520. The third pic is the High Altar of the Virgin Mary from Csíkmenaság, Transylvania, dated 1543; the fifth pic is statues of St. John, Virgin & Child, St. Peter from the High Alter of Kisszeben 1490-1500.
The National Gallery is located within Buda Castle and features exclusively Hungarian painters. Many paintings deal with important historic events in Hungarian history - like the Turkish Wars - so some basic knowledge of Hungarian history might be useful. Very worthwhile.
The Hungarian National Gallery is located at the Royal Palace. It opened in 1957 and displays an extensive collection of Hungarian art from Medieval times to the present.
Admission is charged. Hours are 10am - 6pm Tuesday through Sunday. The main entrance is directly under the palace dome.
The Hungarian National Gallery of Art
Hungary has many interesting artists in her history. The picture on the left is by the Hungarian Impressionist, SZINYEI MERSE, Pál. [In Hungary the first name is last.] It is called 'Picnic in May.' [The image is from: http://www.kfki.hu/keptar/index_en. tml]
More than 10,000 items are displayed in the National Gallery which takes up most of the Royal Palace. The building itself is very imposing siting atop of the southern part of Buda Var.
Huge collection of Hungarian art. Not many big names but good stuff from all eras. Easy to get turned around in.