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“Exposition: From Caravaggio to Canaletto”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Szepmuveszeti Muzeum - CLOSED

Szepmuveszeti Muzeum
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest houses the most significant European Art collection of the region between Vienna and St. Petersburg. The exhibitions halls delight visitors with an array of splendid compositions by Raphael, El Greco, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Goya, Manet, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cézanne and Chagall, among many others. In 2007 the museum joined the ranks of those museums that attract the highest numbers of visitors worldwide.The Museum of Fine Arts was built as part of the celebrations surrounding the 1,000th anniversary of the founding of Hungary and was inaugurated by King and Emperor Franz Joseph on December 1, 1906. The building simultaneously recalls both an antique temple and a Renaissance palace. The Egyptian Art Collection of the museum is one of the richest of its kind in Central Europe. The Classical Antiquities Collection embraces the entire period of antiquity. The Old Masters’ Collection is represented by around three thousand paintings of the most important eras of European painting from the 13th till the end of the 18th century. Visitors can enjoy the famous sculptures of Sansovino, Riemenschneider and Messerschmidt, in the newly renovated rooms of the new permanent collection of the Old Sculptures Collection in 2013. The Prints and Drawings Collection is an inexhaustible treasure trove embracing the history of drawing and reproductive techniques in Europe. Its approximately 10 000 drawings and 100 000 prints can be seen in the course of temporary exhibitions. The Department of Art after 1800 covers the works of world famous artists as well.
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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“Exposition: From Caravaggio to Canaletto”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Hello everybody! I was quite surprised about this periodical exposition, there were so many painting exposed, it felt overwhelming. I really liked how the exposition was planned, and all of the description being written in English also - near the Hungarian - it was a great thing to see. The only thing that is was quite uncomfortable was that on a Saturday after noon it was very crowded, so you needed to do some planning how to be able to see all those paintings and not to miss one.
After the exposition we went to the coffee shop, they have really great coffee.
My recommendation: If you are interested in arts, and there is an exposition for your taste, you should definitely visit the Szépművészeti Múzeum while "Budapesting". :)

Visited February 2014
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“Interesting morning”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Very interesting morning looking around the museum and especial the Egyptian section. Lovely building and a nice visit. The only problem is the very very rude miserable staff. Need to do some customer training. The little coffee shop in the basement is very nice and excellent cakes and coffee.

Visited February 2014
Thank Nick N
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Budapest, Hungary
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“A good art museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

This is a comprehensive museum, with a large variety of exhibition. Free guided tours are available at several hours of the day, and they are highly recommended.
The only disappointing thing (and I found it in several museums) is that senior and student discount is given the EU citizens only, not sure why...

Visited January 2014
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Pardubice, Czech Republic
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“Waste of time”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

When in Budapest we were carefully planning our days and decided to go for the permanent exhibition at this museum. I'm a big fan of Toulouse-Lautrec and asked at the box office whether his pictures were included in the exhibition,just to make sure. I was assured they were at display but after an hour of running around looking for them I asked one of the staff and she told me that all major art works of 19th century artists were lent to other gallery and are not back yet. So you spend 1800HUF for ticket,500HUF for audio guide and then you see nothing from the main museum attractions. I was very disappointed and didn't really get why the staff lied to us at the box office and let us pay for the tickets when she knew the artworks we wanted to see weren't there??? This was Dec 22nd 2013,so before you go and pay your ticket,just make sure there is something to see for you,before you waste your time and money.

Visited December 2013
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Lagos, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

To tell you the truth, I felt cheated and robbed at this museum. They charged me (and everyone else, I suppose) the full price to see the permanent exhibition when only 1 out of the 3 exhibition floors was open and available to be visited. The space in that floor was lousily organised; it felt like walking inside a maze. It is true that they have a few works by renowned painters but none of them representative or significant.

Visited November 2013
Thank Fernando P
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