Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine arts is home to special exhibitions all time of the year. If you are interested in beautiful art and craftsmanship this is a must attend!
One of the biggest and best museums in Hungary, you can see exhibitions from ancient Egypt, Greece and the Roman Empire, also visit European paintings up to the 16th century, European sculptures up to the 18th century and a bit of Hungarian baroque. An audioguide will take you through all these…
The millenary session of the Hungarian Parliament in 1896 passed a law whereby art collections previously held in different institutions were to be unified and placed in the newly-established Museum.
Like all museums, it is closed on Mondays, but hopefully you will have other days in Budapest so you can visit it.
“The Budapest Hall of Art or Palace of Art, is a contemporary art museum and a historic building.”
“The Széchenyi Baths complex is the largest “medicinal” bath centre in Europe. The waters are rich in sulphates, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and fluoride, which are believed to help patients with degenerative joint illnesses and other medical issues. For those who just want to enjoy the relaxing powers of the thermal pools, there are a variety of different thermal pools on site, as well as saunas and steam rooms. Massages and beauty treatments are also available at an additional fee. The two outdoor pools are fantastic places to visit on a cold, dark night, as the steam rising from the hot water makes the whole place seem wonderfully mysterious.”
“The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the oldest in the world with its almost 150 years of history. The first idea of the foundation dates back to 1820-30s but the 1848-49 Revolution and War of Independence and the era of Opression did not favour the idea of founding a zoo in Hungary. Finally, the initiation of a group of patriots took form in 1866 and the first Hungarian Zoo opened its gates to the sound of the midday bell on August 9th. The Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2016.”
“Vajdahunyad Castle is one of the romantic castles in Budapest, Hungary, located in the City Park by the boating lake / skating rink. The castle, despite all appearances, was built in 1896, and is in fact a fantasy pastiche showcasing the architectural evolution through centuries and styles in Hungary. The castle is the home of several festivals, concerts and the exhibitions of the Hungarian Agricultural Museum.”