Post Museum - Postamúzeum, Budapest

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  • Rooms in the museum
    Rooms in the museum
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  • Adorned mirrors
    Adorned mirrors
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    The fine central room
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    Postamuzeum

    by belgianchocolate Written Nov 5, 2004

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    What was I doing?
    You need to know that I am working for the
    Belgian post group. :-).
    But let me explain. The adress where this
    museum is located is actually a house
    that is added to the Unesco heritage list
    for it's architectural value. I noticed the building
    before , because of the notable ornaments
    besides the doors. Two winged men holding
    a torch.

    We stood in front of a closed door. And from
    the information we had it was open. At that moment
    2 older ladies came out and we asked about the
    muzeum. They didn't spoke English but they
    had their tumbs up telling us it was great.
    AND they let us in. The muzeum on the
    first floor was open. We just had to find it ourselves.
    But us appearing there seemed to lead to some
    stress... it should have been open 2 houres
    by now. The lights were still out , no guards
    in the rooms... and the lady behind the desk
    acted very stressy.

    Well , the museum wasn't dissapointing at all.
    A lot of nice instruments , a rebuild postoffice.
    Some very charming little cars once used for
    bringing post round. And the rooms themselves
    are fantastic to see.

    The Belgians were happy to get in and
    felt lucky to be a little persistent.

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    The fantastic Post museum!The staircase-part 1

    by 1courage Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The other amazing building of the Andrássy avenue is the Postmuseum projected by Győző Czigler and built between 1882 and 1886. Like ost of the buildings of the Avenue also this one was built in Neorenassaince style.
    You can visit the staircase free of charge wich I highly recomend to do because it`s breathtaking!
    In this first tip I show you 5 pics of the lower parts of the staircase (from the entrance to the 1st floor)

    towards the first floor Lotz frescos on the wall Another ceiling details of the ceiling II details of the ceiling
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    The fantastic Post museum!The staircase-part 2

    by 1courage Updated Oct 5, 2007

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    It`s unnecessary to say that going upstairs and you see all these frescos everywhere, up to the IV.th floor it`s a mesmerizing feeling. The staircase was completely refurbished in the 90`s and now it`s in a perfect shape. The walls and the ceilings around the frescos are adorned by a gilded stuccowork wich harmonize very well with the yellow-ochre yellow walls.
    Also the stained glass windows are amazing.
    The post museum itself can be found on the first floor. Until the 90`s it was in the same building, but in a flat on the fourth floor. Visiting it costs only about 1,50 EUR, so if you like the staircase, you will love also the internals of this museum, but before entering, don`t forget to admire the ceiling of the staircase on the IV.th floor-->

    Lotz frescos in all the staircase in 4 floors!wow! historized stained glass The ceiling of the staircase the second floor-fancy arches awesome window
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    The fantastic Post museum!The main Lotz-fresco

    by 1courage Updated Oct 5, 2007

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    ...and we arrived to the highest point of the staircase, to the fourth floor, where we can see the biggest Lotz fresco of the palace, with a neoclassical mithological theme. This ceiling, just like the others(especially one in the Ethnographical mueum) is sorrounded by gilded stuccoworks.Also the statue, (ornating the balustrade of the staircase) beneath the ceiling is very nice.

    The fresco with statue The Lotz fresco from the opposite direction statue The Lotz fresco the fresco Ifrom the staircase
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    Inside the Postmuseum-the central & other rooms

    by 1courage Updated Oct 5, 2007

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    This room is the nicest in all the museum. Fantastic furnitures, a fresco (see next tip) paintings on the wall representing the original owner of this whole Palace (not only of the first floor) and presonalities from the history of the Post. Here and the other rooms you can find also the orignal furnitures of the Saxlehner family: in fact, the original name of the palace wa Saxlehner family from the last part of the XIX.century, wich became rich thanks to the distribution of mineral water. The museum moved here in 1990 but today nobody knows, how long can it stay here-->

    The fine central room ceiling from a shorter distance Portrait of the original behlder of the palace. Adorned mirrors rooms in the museum
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    Inside the Postmuseum-the anterooms&gobelins

    by 1courage Updated Oct 5, 2007

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    The first anteroom is quite small: you can find here the checkout. The other anteroom is much bigger and here you can see the first exposed objects. Howeve they are nice and interesting, maybe you will observe rather the fantastic gobelins, representing-mostly battle-scenes from the history of Hungary. These gobelins aren`t old at all: they were made by an about 40 years old woman(sorry, but don`t remember her name), and the creation of every single piece required more than one year. They are simply fabulous!
    Also to be noticed the Róth Miksa windos and the nice doors.

    gobelin I stained glass window gobelinII Gobelin III The Museum-wax postmen.
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    Inside the Postmuseum-other nice details

    by 1courage Updated Oct 5, 2007

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    -->this is beacause the VI.district sold the whole building for-hard to believe it, I know- 1,5 million EUR, including all the Lotz frescos (see this one in the main tip), venecian mirrors and chandeliers, furnitures, clocks. The real price of the palace is about 15 million EUR......(not my estimation). There are ongoing tribunal causes afoot, so nothing is decided yet, but if the legal action fails, the museum will have to move, with more than 20 ezer objects, 67 towsand documents and with a bibliotheque containing 15 ezer books...we can only hope that this won`t occure, but I`m personally not too optimist.

    The Lotz-fresco in the central room Rooms in the museum Mirrors from Venice portraits and a mirror Another room
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