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    by antistar Written Aug 4, 2009

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    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.

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    by Cristian_Uluru Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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    by Raimix Updated Mar 4, 2011

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    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 :)

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    by MichaelFalk1969 Written Aug 24, 2006

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    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.

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    by veigapaula Updated Apr 8, 2007

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    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...

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    by klj&a Written Feb 27, 2007

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    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.

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    by Heniko Updated Apr 16, 2006

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    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.

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    by mikey_e Written Jan 16, 2009

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    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.

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    by balhannah Updated Mar 13, 2014

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    Located across Heroes square from the Palace of Art, is the Museum of Fine Arts. This Museum has a large selection of European art. Its Old Gallery has 3000 paintings from the majority of Europe's greatest masters. A collection of sculptures as well as artifacts from the Middle Ages, the Antiquity and Egypt are on display.
    The Museum of Fine Arts was opened in 1906 some thirty years after the state bought a collection of paintings from the wealthy Esterhazy family.

    The building was built in neoclassical design, and once again, the appearance of this building with its massive Corinthian columns, reminded me of Greece. This building has a sculpted tympanum and not a mosaic.

    The interior of the building is decorated in an Italian Renaissance style with arcades, marble columns and marble patterned floors. It sounds like you need to allow a fair bit of time to have a look through this Museum.

    Please check this link for opening hours and admission prices.
    http://www.szepmuveszeti.hu/opening_hours_admission

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    by viddra Updated Apr 8, 2007

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    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.

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    by hungariangirl896 Written Sep 4, 2012

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    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.

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    by mindcrime Written Dec 16, 2012

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    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)

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    by grkboiler Updated Nov 9, 2004

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    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.

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    by shavy Written Aug 31, 2013

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    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

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    by edvin_br Updated Jul 6, 2004

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    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.

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