Palace of Art, Budapest

5 out of 5 stars 5 Stars - 10 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Decorated side of Kunsthalle
    Decorated side of Kunsthalle
    by balhannah
  • Kunsthalle
    Kunsthalle
    by balhannah
  • Kunsthalle
    Kunsthalle
    by balhannah
  • Gypsystravels's Profile Photo

    Muscarnok Palace of Art

    by Gypsystravels Updated Mar 6, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Imposing front facade

    The largest exhibition space in Hungary, the Muscarnok Palace of Art's main exhibitis are of contemporary paintings and sculptures.

    The imposing Neo-classical building was designed by Albert Schickedanz and Fulop Herzog in 1895 with a 6-column portico. There is a mosiac depicting St. Istvan as a patron saint of fine art.

    Was this review helpful?

  • cjg1's Profile Photo

    Palace of Art

    by cjg1 Written Dec 31, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Palace of Art was built in 1895, by Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog. The building is in the neoclassical style. It is considered one of the greatest exhibition halls in Hungary. The Palace of Art exhibits works of art of Hungarian as well as other artists and displays themed exhibitions.

    Was this review helpful?

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo

    Budapest Palace of ARt

    by BruceDunning Updated Aug 10, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Long view of the building
    2 more images

    We did not go inside, but were told it is worth the trip to do so. The building was great with all its color and beauty. It was built in 1896 to have ready to the millenium celebrations. The local name is Mucsarnok, and is affialited with Ernst Museum and Dorottya GAllery. The feature is to display temporary art works and exhibitions. It shows alot of contemporary art works

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • balhannah's Profile Photo

    THE KUNSTHALLE - PALACE OF ART

    by balhannah Updated Mar 13, 2014

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Kunsthalle
    2 more images

    The Kunsthalle is also known as the "Hall of Art," or "Palace of Art."

    I didn't want to visit this gallery of contemporary art, even though it displays the largest exhibition of sculptures and contemporary painting. On display is work by established Artists and young Artists reaching for fame! It regularly has changing temporary exhibitions – there is usually a banner on front advertising what is currently being shown.

    I did want to have a look at the architecture of the building. This massive Neo-Classical building, was built in 1895 for the Millennium.

    It has an impressive entrance of six guilded gold columns, which reminded me of buildings in Greece. The tympanum mosaic was added in 1938, and shows St Istvan, the patron saint of art in his red robes. Behind the columns, a three part fresco shows the Birth of Sculpture, the Source of the Arts and Origins of Painting. The building is beautifully decorated all the way round.

    The Palace of Art is situated on the RH side of Heroes Square.

    Opening hours:
    Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
    Thursdays: 12 pm to 8 pm

    Entrance fees:
    Adult: HUF 1,400
    Student & senior: HUF 700
    Budapest Card: 20% off

    Kunsthalle and Ernst Museum combined tickets are available.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • mikey_e's Profile Photo

    Palace of Arts

    by mikey_e Written Jan 16, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Palace of Arts

    The Palace of Art faces the Museum of Fine Art across Heroes Square. Unfortunately, their closing days are both Monday, so you can’t plan to do one while the other is closed. It too is in neo-Classical style (some call it eclectic-neo-Classical) and it is one of the largest exhibition spaces in all of Hungary. It stands somewhere in between the missions of the Museum Fine Arts and the National Gallery, having works by both international and Hungarian masters in its collection. It also has a larger contingent of modern artwork in its collection, so if that is what interests you, you should consider visiting this gallery. The problem is that the two art galleries – the Museum of Fine Art and the Palace of Art – are so large it would be folly to try to visit both at the same time. It is a better idea to try to do one on one day and then do another on a different day – and maybe get the baths in on it too. It’s also a good idea to check out what exhibitions are on when you are in Budapest (www.mucsarnok.hu), since they change fairly regularly and, given that they are more modern in their theme they may or may not please you (I think that they may be listed on the Ernst Museum in guides).

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • klj&a's Profile Photo

    Palace of Arts

    by klj&a Updated Apr 4, 2011

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Palace of Art is Hungary;s largest venue for artistic exhibitions. It's home of the Hungarian National Philharmonic and The Budapest Festival Orchestra. Other popular acts perform there as well. For example Marianne Faithfull is performing there next month.

    Was this review helpful?

  • antistar's Profile Photo

    Outer Pest: Palace of Arts

    by antistar Updated Oct 24, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Palace of Arts, Millenium City, Budapest
    2 more images

    Not to be confused with the old Palace of Arts on Heroes Square, this is part of the Millennium City park along with the National Theater. It does have an arts museum inside, the Ludwig Contemporary Art Museum, but the place is enormous. It has over 70,000m2 of floor space, enough to fit a small town. So alongside the Art Museum there's also the Bartok Concert Hall and the Festival Theater.

    It's an impressive, if not beautiful building, with hints of the Tate Modern and Berlin's Olympic Stadium.

    Was this review helpful?

  • mindcrime's Profile Photo

    Hall of Art

    by mindcrime Updated Mar 31, 2013

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Hall of Art

    Hall of Art (Műcsarnok) supposed to be the museum that we would visit after Museum of Fine Arts (both museums are located on Heroes’ Square) but we were already tired to visit another museum that morning. According to my guide book it’s the biggest exhibition hall in Hungary but we just saw the nice façade of it that looks at Heroes’ Square. It houses many temporary exhibitions of Hungarian but also international artists but also expositions and other events. The building went through great renovation on early 90s and opened again for the public in 1995.

    The building was erected in 1896 in neoclassical style for the millennium celebrations. Hall of Art was founded in 1877 and was housed at Andrassy avenue (where now is the University of Fine Arts).

    Hall of Art is open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-18.00 (Thursday till 21.00)
    The entrance fee is 1800Huf (students, seniors 900Huf)

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Palace of Art

    by grkboiler Written Nov 9, 2004

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Palace of Art

    The Palace of Art is a Neo-Classical building located to the right of the Millennium Monument. It is used for temporary exhibitions and is Hungary's largest exhibition space. Above the columns is a mosaic of St. Istvan.

    The building is open from 10am - 6pm on Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is charged.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • fipsi's Profile Photo

    Experience one of the world's best concert halls

    by fipsi Updated Mar 30, 2013
    Auditorium / Bela Bartok National Concert Hall
    3 more images

    In my opinion, a concert in the Bela Bartok National Concert Hall at the Palace of Art would be a reason for a trip to Budapest alone. It has a great acustics and shows you THE perfect concert hall of the 21st century. It is a national pearl.

    Only natural and massive materials were used, and besides that I think the interiour design is contemporary design at its best. The wood mainly comes from Canada, as one of the main sponsors of this wonderful building is a Canadian-Hungarian.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Music
    • Festivals

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Budapest

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

89 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Palace of Art
4.0 out of 5 stars
382 Opinions
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
4.5 out of 5 stars
406 Opinions
0.2 miles away
Show Prices
4.5 out of 5 stars
210 Opinions
0.2 miles away
Show Prices

View all Budapest hotels