Hungary's largest collection of international art. The Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum) is housed in an imposing neoclassical building built between 1900 and 1906 is Hungary's largest collection of international art comprising more than 100,000 pieces
Start your visit with the permanent exhibition walk around and admire the impressive collection of art works if you have the time continue your visit with the temporary exhibition if there is any available.The tickets to the temporary exhibition give access to the permanent one as well if you want to take photos inside the museum do not forget to by a photo ticket. It costs 300 HUF an audio guide is available for 1000 HUF
Museum of Fine Arts(Szepmuveszeti ) opened its gates in 1906 on a beautiful building in neoclassical style with a temple like façade with Corinthian columns, actually it’s a copy of Zeus temple in Ancient Olympia (Greece).
If you have already visited National Gallery you may wonder why you need another museum like this… well the reason is simple here you will find art items made international artists. It houses a rich collection of paintings (that we focused and spend most of our time including famous names like Rubens, Bruegel, Tintoretto, Corregio, El Greco, Goya, Rembrandt etc) but also sculptures (from, middle ages to 17th century), Egyptian art (I always like to check mummy sarcophagi), drawings and prints, antiquities from ancient Greece and Roman era
We spent about 2 hours in the museum (we could have stay more but that’s enough if you don’t want just to walk through and actually don’t check anything)
Museum of Fine Arts is open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-18.00
I payed 900Ft because I had the SzigetPass but the normal price for permanent collection is 1800Ft. There are also audio guides for 1000Ft.
Extra charge for photo(300Huf) and video (1500Huf)
While Hungarian art is on display at the national gallery located at Buda Castle, the country's most important international collection is housed at the Museum of Fine Arts, located at Heroes' Square. Its collection comprises over 100,000 pieces divided into six main categories: Egyptian art, Classical antiquities, Old Master paintings, Sculpture, Print and drawings, and Art after 1800. The great Italian and Flemish masters are well represented, as are the French impressionists. It is a medium-sized museum that can be visited at a leisurely pace within a few hours.
The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts is a large, beautiful museum located on the left side of Heroes' Square. The museum dates from 1906. You can view German, Classical, Egyptian, Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, English, and Flemish art. Ancient Greek vases, Egyptian stone sculptures, and works by Albrecht Durer, Pieter Bruegel, Jan Vermeer, Raphael, Titian, El Greco, Claude Monet, and Paul Cezanne are all on display. You will want to spend at least a couple hours here looking at all the artwork. When I visited this museum, I was amazed at the amount of paintings on display from the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries. If you love artwork or have some extra time in Budapest, then this is a great place to spend an afternoon. Oftentimes they also hold some interesting temporary exhibitions.
On the left of the wonderful Hosok tere there is the nice Szepmuveszeti Muzeum, museum of Fine Arts. It was built by Albert Schickedanz and Fulop Herzog and it has got a neoclassical facade. The timpan is a copy of the Centauromachia of the Temple of Zeus in Olympia (Greece). The major part of the collection was created in 1802 when people created the National Museum of Hungary and they started to collect many old pieces and paintings. In 1870 arrived from Vienna the Esterhazy collection. In the 1957 the Magyar paintigs were transfered in the Etnographic Museum and in the 1975 transfered to the Buda Castle. Inside there are paintings made by Chagall, Severini, Guttuso, Leonardo da Vinci (drawings), Segna da Bonaventura, Sassetta, Verrocchio, Giovanni Santi, Piero di Cosimo, Ghirlandaio, Gentile Bellini, Giorgione, Veronese, Tiziano, Bronzino, Raffaello, Correggio, Lotto, Carracci, Guardi, Memling, David, de Witte, Cuyp, Rembrandt, Durer, Brughel, van Dyck, El Greco, Murillo, Goya, Ribera, Kupezky, cranach the old, Poussin, Corot, Coubert, Monet, Manet, Pisarro, Cezanne, Toulouse Lautrec, Gauguin, REnoir and much more.
This museum looks like Greek temple and was finished in 1906. The exhibition contains the art works of Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and Italian, French and Flemish painting.
I had no chance to visit this museum, but, as I am very interested in Ancient European culture, I hope to do that in future :)
This museum is one of Hungary's finest including Egyptian and Classical art, many fine art Masters such as Bruegel, Titian, Raphael, and a great Spanish section containing Goya, Velasquez and El Greco, along with many Austrian and German Masters as well. Sculpture plays a large part of what you will see also, and a whole drawing area as well. Well worth a visit when Museum hunting in Budapest!
Budapest has an extensive and excellent fine arts collection. Outstanding are the paintings of Italian, Dutch/Flemish and Spanish Old Masters and some parts of the collection of ancient works of art. Highlights are for example Raphael's so called "Esterhazy Madonna" (But somehow I liked Bronzino's "Portrait of a Lady" better) and Pieter Breughel's "Sermon of John Baptist". I also liked El Greco's works as well as the Murillos. The 19th and 20th century collections are not as large but I enjoyed the French Impressionists (as always). Unfortunately most of the permanent exhibits on the ground floor were closed for an unknown reason.
When I visited they had a wonderful exhibit "Degas to Picasso, French Masterpieces from the Pushkin Museum, Moscow". Enjoyed that VERY much.
The building itself is typical neo-classicistic museum architecture. It was opened in 1906. The temple-like front with the eight pillars is quite impressive and so is the interior.
Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 5.30 pm
for the permanent collection: HUF 1,600
for the temporary collections: HUF 3,000 (subject to change, covers the permanent collection also)
photo permit: HUF 300
With over a hundred thousand works of art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest needs an enormous building to house them, and it has one. The huge, imposing neoclassical museum was built after the smaller Palace of Arts opposite it on Heroes Square, but now absolutely dwarfs it. If it wasn't set back so far from the square, it would cast a huge shadow across it.
While the Palace of Arts focuses on contemporary art, the Szépművészeti Múzeum concentrates on older works, especially the masters. It has over 3000 masterpieces covering five centuries, and featuring works by the likes of Rubens, Titian and Goya. It has some other impressive sections too, including ancient Egyptian art and a collection of sculptures that includes work from Leonardo da Vinci.
Entry: 1400 forints. Closed mondays.
[…] Works of German artists Albrecht Durer, Albrecht Altdorfer, Hans Baldung Grien and Lucas Cranach are part of Museum collection, as well as "The Sermon of St John the Baptist" painted by Netherlandish Pieter Bruegel.
Budapest Museum of Fine Arts collection of works of Spanish artists is probably the richest in the world out of Spain – among its artworks are El Greco's "Mary Magdalene in Penitence", "Annunciation"… Francisco Goya's "Water Carrier", "Knife Grinder"… Francisco de Zurbaran's "Apostle St Andrew", Esteban Murillo's "Flight into Egypt"…
"The Painter Jan Asselyn" by Frans Hals and "Admiral Sir Edward Hughes" painted by Joshua Reynolds are just some of the outstanding portraits in Museum collection.
Artworks made during 19th and 20th century are not numerous. Among them are "The Wrestlers" by Gustave Courbet, Eduard Manet's "Baudelaire's Mistress Reclining", but also works of Henri de Touloude-Lautrec, Paul Gaugin, Pablo Picasso, Kurt Schwitters…
Budapest Museum of Fine Arts possess quite nice Egyptian, Ancient Greek and Roman collections.
Unfortunately, when you stay in a city for several days, you are bound to be there on a szünnap (closing day) and miss out on some of the galleries and museums. In order to get in everything I wanted to see, I had to plan to visit Heroes Square on a Monday, which meant that both the Museum of Fine Arts and the Palace of Art were closed. Nevertheless, I have visited one of the galleries before (5 years ago), so I wasn’t too put out by it. The Museum of Fine Arts is sort of the international equivalent of the Hungarian National Gallery in Buda Castle, as it houses a huge collection of artwork spanning from Ancient Egyptian pieces all the way up to the 20th century, although its specialities are the periods before the 1800s, in particular drawings, prints, sculpture and paintings from the Great Masters, including pieces by Da Vinci, Rembrandt and the Spanish masters. Even if you don’t go into the Museum, the building itself is quite a draw, as it is in magnificent neo-Classical style with huge columns. It was built at the start of the 20th century, when the entire area was being developed, and some of its collection is a reassembly of older collections belonging to the National Gallery and landed estates.
The Museum of Fine Arts is located in Heroes' Square. The museum was built by Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog in 1906. The museum collections include: European art, Egyptian art and several pieces from Buda Castle.
The Italianand Spanish collections are extensive. The works of Goya especially are eye catching.
With a large collection of paintings from the 14th century to the Baroque period this musuem for me was like being in "shoe heaven". The pieces of art are magnificent and it houses one of the largest collections of Spanish paintings in the world. The Italian collection is equally amazing and some of the prized pieces are from Rafael ("Esterhezy Madonna").
Some other noteworthing pieces are from some of the finest painters of all times...Seven canvases by El Greco are amazing. Goya, Titon, Tiepolo, Correggio and the likes can all be seen here.
History of Budapest Szepmuveszeti Muzeum – Museum of Fine Arts dates back to 17th century. Among the establishes of collection are Hungarian aristocracy, members of families Esterhazy and Szechenyi. Building of the Museum was erected in period between 1900 and 1906. It was designed by Albert Schickedanz and Fulop Herzog. They had won 2nd prize at the competition for the design of Museum building held in 1898, but, due to practicability of plans, their idea had been made into reality. Museum of Fine Arts was opened to public on December the 1st 1906, in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph. In 2006 Museum celebrated 100 years anniversary by organizing exhibition of works of Vincent van Gogh, and publishing beautiful book "Museum of Fine Arts, Masterpieces from the Collection".
Collection of Museum of Fine Arts is one if the finest in Europe. Part of collection are two Leonardo's drawings and probably the only one existing sculpture made by him – small bronze "Equestrian Statue". Among other works of Italian masters are "Portrait of a Youth" painted by Giorgione, Raffaello's "Portrait of Pietro Bembo" and "Madonna and Child with the Infant St John", Correggio's "Virgin and Child with an Angel (Madonna del Latte)", paintings made by Gentile Bellini, Andrea del Verrocchio, Titiano Vecellio, Paolo Veronese, Jacopo Tintoretto, Agnolo Bronzino…
To be continued in PART II…
This museum contains a collection of some nice foreign art from all different periods and styles. There is a very good collection of Spanish and Flemish works and some nice Egyptian, Roman and Greek artefacts and art in the basement.