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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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
At Heroes' Square opposite the Palace of Exhibitions you will find the Museum of Fine Arts . It houses Hungary's best art collection, rich in Flemish and Dutch old masters.
Open: Tues.-Sun. 10-5:30