The House of Hungarian Art Nouveau

A museum dedicated to the Hungarian Art Nouveau movement

The House of Hungarian Art Nouveau

Why visit: Hungarian Art Nouveau, Architecture

The House of Hungarian Art Nouveau (A Magyar Szecesszió Háza) is a museum dedicated entirely to the Hungarian Art Nouveau style. Everything from the building itself to the jewelry sold in the gift shop recalls the beginning of the 20th century, the time when Art Nouveau flourished in Hungary. The museum holds a unique collection of furniture, décor, paintings and other objects related to the Art Nouveau movement.

Commissioned by the Bedő family the house was built by architect Emil Vidor in 1903. Inspired by the famous Belgian architect Horta, Vidor combined Belgian Art Nouveau elements with traditional Hungarian design. The decorative elements used on the façade are from the Zsolnay factory.   

The aptly named Art Nouveau Café located on the ground floor serves coffee, tea, hot chocolate and freshly baked pastries. The entire cafe is furnished in Art Nouveau, so even if you don't visit the museum you will get a feel for this unique Hungarian style. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Getting there: Take Subway (M2) or Streetcar 2 to Kossuth tér

Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday: closed

Entrance fees:
Adult: HUF 1,500
Budapest Card: HUF 1,000

Insider Tip: For an in depth look at the Hungarian Art Nouveau movement sign up for an Art Nouveau, Eclectic and Culture Tour or a Budapest Art Nouveau Tour.


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  • Picture of Claudia Duscha Claudia Duscha 04/01/2013 43211

    merece la pena visitarla, a mi me interesa mucho el Art Noveau

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