Hungarian National Gallery

Hungarian National Gallery (8)

The Hungarian National Gallery is an enormous, diverse four-floored museum located in the east wing of the Castle Palace. A visit here enables you to observe a wealth of Hungarian art from the 10th Century to the present day. Be aware though that the building is far too big and the exhibitions too vast to be able to see everything in just one day. Therefore, we recommend you choose the part which interests you most and concentrate on that.  

Worth paying particular attention to are the medieval altarpieces, the large linen motifs of heroic acts, gothic wooden carvings, late gothic triptychs and late renaissance art. You should definitely not miss, for example, the restored ´Saint John the Baptist altar`, brought here from Romania. 

However, one of the most interesting sections of the National Gallery is that dedicated to the 19th and 20th Centuries – given over especially to paintings and the Hungarian artists who made important contributions to the impressionist and modernist movements. Among the pieces dedicated to the 20th Century are those of various styles, from art nouveau to ultra-modern, while also taking in cubism. Pay special attention to the works of Jósef Rippl-Rónai and Tivadar Csontováry.

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