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“Amazing building, beautiful art”
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.
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Amazing building, beautiful art”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

This museum is housed in a very impressive building, quite beautiful inside and it's almost worth the entrance fee just to see the building. They have a wonderful permanent collection including some very well known international artists. The Egyptian collection in the basement is excellent. You could easily spend half a day or more in here and when you need refreshment, there's a nice little cafe in the basement too.

Visited April 2014
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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“So hot!!”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Beautiful art, gorgeous building, but you can't take pictures without a photo ticket. Good collection of still-lifes by dutch artist Heda. It was incredibly hot in the whole building!! Can't be good for the paintings.. Museum shop was disappointing, not very original. Employees in this museum weren't very friendly or inviting.

Visited April 2014
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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews
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“An excellent addition to a weekend in Budapest”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We didn't necessarily plan to go to the Museum of Fine Arts, but heard there was an exhibition of Egon Schiele on during the month we were there. The exhibition was well-organised, well-curated and overall a wonderful experience. The building itself was worth the trip, and the permanent collection was outstanding, too. Make sure you leave enough time in your day, there is a lot to see.

Visited August 2013
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Durham, North Carolina
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367 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Pretty Decent Art Museum at a Great Location”
Reviewed 15 March 2014

This museum is very similar to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna in terms of design and layout and while it's not as good, they still have a decent collection. There's no Hungarian Art (That's at the Hungarian Art Museum) but they have some big names (Monet, Rodin etc.) and the museum is very pleasant to walk around in. The building is also impressive and it's right next to Heroes Square and City Park so it's definitely worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Minneapolis
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Large collection”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Very large collection, much art. Some lesser works by masters. Lots is crammed in here. Over half of the paintings are church art, which does not interest me. Thus my rating on the review.

Downstairs in the Egypt room, they have some very old and beautiful works from Ancient Egypt. Plus some mummies, one with a facial reconstruction. Very well labeled and explained in English. This made it worth the trip for me.

Visited March 2014
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