This is 1 of 2 museums at both sides of Heroes’ Square. It's on the left.
The Museum of Fine Arts opened its doors in 1906.
It has one of the best art collections in the world, with more than 120,000 works, including the remarkable Egyptian, Old Masters and Modern collections.
Beautiful collections. My personal selection: the Egyptian and the Flandres/Italian/Spanish paintings.
The museum shop is great with lots of nice and useful books, notebooks and souvenirs.
The coffee shop is ideal to have a talk with colleagues having a cappuccino...
As you can see, there was a Van Gogh exhibit when we were in Budapest. The hours of operation are Tues-Sun, 10:00am to 5:30pm. To accomodate everybody who wants to see the Van Gogh exhibit, the museum is also open on Monday temporarily. The exhibit runs through 3/20/07. Some of the collections within the museum include Egyptian artifacts, German art, French/Dutch art, Sculpture, Italian art, Spanish art, 19th and 20th century works.
The Szépművészeti Múzeum is one of the worlds most famous museums. You can find here objects from the old Egypt (but if you are into egyptology go rather to Cairo), roman sculptures, awesome paintings of big artists, like Bellini, Giorgione, Raffaello, Correggio, Leonardo da Vinci, Dürer, Brueghel Bernart van Orley, Rubens, Frans Hals, El Greco, Velázquez, Murillo, Goya to the XIX./XX. century, Gauguin, Monet, Renoir, Corot...ecc... The construction of the building lasted for several years and it was terminated in 1906. The exteriours are typically neoclassical, while the interiors are pretty diverse. You can find here a real sintesis of the historical styles, fantastic baroque romanic, neorenassaince and other rooms.
One of Europe's most important fine arts museums flanks the Hero's Square, with an impressive classical entranceway. Built from plans by Fulop Herzog between 1900-6, it combined multiple large collections of grand masters accumulated over the preceding century. The interior includes a massive lobby, large halls with high arched ceilings, and long regal stairways. When the Hungarian National Gallery was created in 1957, the orientation of this museum canted toward antiquities and European art, without overemphasis on Hungarian artists. Most important, the museum is free unless one chooses to enter the special exhibits or take photographs.
The most important collection is the Grand Masters paintings ranging from 13-1800 and including works by many of Europe's most famous artists. Other permanent collections include antiquities, European sculpture, and modern art. There are also a huge number of engravings and drawings but this exhibit was not open on our visit. We opted for the special exhibits available - Picasso and Rembrandt. This is a truly enjoyable museum for a real review of major masters.
The Museum of Fine Arts - a fine neo-classical, greek-style building close to the Heroes Square - houses a fine collection of all non-hungarian artists (the Hungarian painters can be found in the National Gallery in Buda Castle). Marvelous - you shouldn`t miss it. The only part of the exhibition that is less worthwhile and might be skipped is the Egyptian Collection, but the paintings collection is simply stunning.
As a gallery guide (docent) of the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum), I highly recommend you to visit this Museum at a Thursday night, that is during the Museum Plus program. This evenings you buy a combined ticket, with which all the galleries and ongoing exhibits are open for you. What's more you can participate at guided tours and musical programs.
Most of the tours are in Hungarian, although once a night there is an English tour, as well. If you go to the www.szepmuveszeti.hu website (of the Museum), look for the Museum Plus events in English and you will find the actual programs.
IF NOT IN THE LATE EVENING, go another time. From Tuesday to Saturday there are English language standing tours for free at 11 am. Just meet the guide in the Lobby. Entrance ticket is free for the Permanent Exhibition (Old Masters' Gallery with Cranach, Dürer, Brueghel, an Dyck, Rubens, El Greco, Velazquez, Murillo, Titian, Franz von Stück, etc...), although you need to ask for a free ticket at the Kassza.
The museum stands on the northern side of Heroes' Square and houses the National collection of non-Hungarian art with items dating back to the Egyptian era. Some count this as one of the most impressive galleries in Central Europe as it's home to works by famed artists such as El Greco, Goya, Rembrant and Rubens. A strong core of the art collection was collected by the Esterh?zy family, once one of the most influential aristocratic families in the country. There are often temporary exhibitions on show and it's therefore worth checking to see what's on beforehand. However, the permanent displays alone are well-worth a visit.
It's open Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 A.M. -15:30 P.M.
Free of charge
Free English guided tours Tuesday-Friday at 11:00 A.M.
The Egyptian Collection
The collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities
Old Masters Painting Gallery
The building of the Museum of Fine Arts was designed by Albert Schickedanz (just as the Hall of Art on the other side of the Square).
The foundation of the Museum was decided in 1896, the work started in 1900 and the Museum opened it's doors in 1906.
The museum is hosting Egyptian, antique and also temporary 20th century expositions.
Open from 10 am to 5:30 pm (closed on Monday).
To the left of Heroes' Square is the Museum of Fine Arts. It has been in this location since 1906. It contains works of art of Dutch, Italian, French, English, German, and Spanish origin, along with many drawings, sculptures, and Ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Roman artifacts. Some artists represented here are da Vinci, Picasso, Raphael, and El Greco.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday. Hours are 10 AM - 6 PM. Admission is charged.
It is another one of the beautiful sights around the Heroes square (that in my opinion is one of the most pleasent parts of Pest)...
This historical building, that was raised at 1906 consists houndreds of paintings and a lot of exhibit, for example: Antique collection, Egyptian collection, Modern collection and more.
The museum is opened every day (exept Mondays) between 10:00 to 18:00.
Mainly Greek and Roman works of Art, marble sculptures, more than thousand works of plastic art, bronze works, vases with red and black figures painted by famous painters.
Sculptures from all Egyptian Ages, including some outstanding works, painted mummy coffins, plastics.
Antique picture gallery
This is the most significant collection of the Museum. The gallery introduces the development of Europian painting from 1300 to 1800. In this respect the Museum is one of the best ordered collections in Europe.
The largest fine arts museum of Hungary, supposed to be one of the most important museums of old fine art in Europe. This museum with its great collections of old-masters' pictures and sculptures is located at Heroes Square. Among others you can see there Durer's and Picasso's graphics and paintings of Bruegel the Elder, Chagall, Gauguin, Goya, el-Greco (the biggest collection in the world except from Prado in Madrit), Manet, Memling, Rembrant, Rubens and more. Also art of ancient Egipt is worth to notice. Big part of Museum's collection was presented to it by Esterhazy family, .
Open from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (closed on Mondays).
Entrance: adults 800 forints (~3 euro), children 400 forints. Additional fees for taking photos and videotaping.
Museum of Fine Art located opposite Palace of Art on Hero square. When facing heroes square it is on your left hand side.