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Museums in Budapest

Posted in Museums in Budapest by arpiboy on August 23rd, 2011

If you are travelling to Budapest and want to make sure you soak up some culture, then the great museums which can be found here are the best places to start. You can travel to Budapest from the UK by plane in a few hours, but if you want to be adventurous, you can also travel by train.

If you choose to get to Budapest this way, then it will take a lot longer but may be more reasonably priced. On many trains, you will also be able to get wireless internet access, so you can surf the web, check you e-mails or play PartyPoker Hungary.
Once you get to Budapest the real fun can begin, as there is so much to see and do.

Perhaps you may want to begin by visiting the Museum of Fine Arts. This is the largest fine arts museum throughout Hungary and definitely has a lot to offer. The building was created between 1900 and 1906 in an eclectic-neoclassical style, its plans being made by Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog.

If you enter inside this grand structure, you will find ancient Egyptian Art, paintings by Raffaello and El Graco, and sculpture, as well as other great items of interest.

Another interesting place to visit is the M?csarnok. This gallery centers around the contemporary visual arts, with around five or six major exhibitions taking place every year.

There are many other museums in Budapest, including the Hungarian National Museum. There are several permanent exhibitions on here, including the ‘History of Hungary from the foundation of the state to 1990 Middle Ages’. As well as this, there is an exhibition entitled ‘Modern and Contemporary History’, so if you are interested in Hungary’s past, this is a great place to check out.