Why visit: photo exhibitions, architecture, Hungarian photography, bookshop
Purchased in 1892 and rebuilt in 1894 as a photo studio, the Mai Manó House used to be the home and workplace of Manó Mai, the former imperial and royal court photographer of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today, the eight-story Neo-Renaissance building, that stands as an historic landmark and a truly unique work of architecture, is home to the Hungarian House of Photography, a photo gallery, featuring world-class exhibitions. Located in Budapest's theater district, the building also houses a bookshop, library, and café.
Hungarian photography has a strong historical base. Robert Capa, André Kertész, Martin Munkácsi and Gyula Halász - better known as Brassai - were all Hungarian. The Mai Manó House continues this legacy.
Getting to the Mai Manó House:
Take the Millennium Underground (M1) to Opera or Oktogon
Monday - Friday: 2 pm to 7 pm during winter and 11 am to 7 pm in the summer
Saturday - Sunday: 11 am to 7 pm
Adult: HUF 1,000
Student & senior: HUF 500
Insider Tip: If you like photography, you may also be interested in our Budapest Photo Tour, led by a professional photographer.