Hungarian National Gallery

Presenting the history of Hungarian art

Hungarian National Gallery
Gothic altars

Why visit: fine arts, Castle Hill, Hungarian painting

Exhibitions in the National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria) feature the history and development of Hungarian painting. The permanent collection also represents the past five hundred years of art in Hungary, including Medieval and Renaissance stonework, Gothic wood sculptures and altarpieces. While many of the historic figures depicted on older works may be less recognizable for visitors, paintings from the late 19th century will be more familiar.

The National Gallery was created in 1957 with the aim to have a separate museum dedicated to the history of visual arts in Hungary.

Getting to the National Gallery:
The museum is located within the Royal Palace, in wings 'A', 'B', 'C' and 'D'. Take the Funicular from Chain Bridge, the public bus (Várbusz) serving Castle Hill from Széll Kálmán tér (formerly Moszkva tér) or one of the many paths leading up to Castle Hill.

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm

Entrance fees:
Permanent exhibition
Adult: HUF 1,000
Student & senior: 50% off
Children under 6: free
Budapest Card: HUF 800

Temporary exhibition
Adult: HUF 2,000
Student & senior: 50% off
Children under 6: free
Budapest Card: HUF 1,400

On national holidays (Mar 15, Aug 20 and Oct 23) the entrance is free for everybody.

Insider Tip: If you visit the Hungarian National Gallery on Thursday or Saturday then your ticket will include a free 'Highlights of Hungarian Art' guided tour in English, offered by the gallery. Tours start at 2 pm every Thursday and at 10 am every Saturday. For more info click here.

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