Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum) attracts hundreds of thousands of foreign tourists every year. It is located in Heroes Square, facing the Palace of Art. The museum is stocked with international art, comprised of 100,000 pieces from all periods of European art. The museum was built between 1900-1906 by Albert Schickedanz and Fulop Herzog in an neoclassical style, the same architects behind the Arthall and the Heroes Square. The institution celebrated its centenary in 2006.

The Museums collection came from several sources, such as from the Buda Castle, the Esterhazy and Zichy estates, as well as donations from private collectors. You’ll find six main departments within the museum: Egyptian, Antique, Old sculpture gallery, Old painter gallery, Modern collection and Graphics collection. It also has a prestige Spanish collection-the second largest outside Spain itself. The Gallery holds the second largest collection of Ancient Egyptian art in central Europe.

A valuable part of the museum’s collection comprises artworks created after 1800 paintings including many styles from Modernism to Post Impressionism, German symbolism and less known samples of Austrian Biedermeier style. The collection represents also various directions of the early 20th century modernism and offers a glimpse into the mid-20th century trends in art.

In addition to the permanent exhibition you can almost always find a very interesting temporary exhibition as well.

Opening Hours:
Tue.–Sun 10–17:30
Monday: Closed

Temporary exhibits: varies

Admission for permanent exhibitions:
1600 HUF/adult
800 HUF students (6-26 years old)
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Sights around the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest

Tours on which you will see the Museum of Fine Arts

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