Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest

There are plenty of great art galleries and museums in Budapest but there are none with a better collection of works by Hungarian artists than the Hungarian National Gallery.

Located in the Buda Castle complex, on the Buda side of the city, the gallery contains the largest public collection of Hungarian fine arts in Hungary. In fact the entire gallery is dedicated to displaying the works of Hungarian artists from the middle ages to the end of the 20th century.

It has operated as an independent institution since 1957 and moved to its present location, the former Royal Palace of Buda (or Buda Castle), in 1975. As the Hungarian National Gallery is situated inside what was the former palace, visiting the gallery will allow you to see the former throne room of the palace (which was designed by Miklós Ybl).

If you decide to visit the Hungarian National Gallery you will be treated to some amazing views of the Hungarian Parliament and the Szechenyi  Chain Bridge on your way there.

Getting there by Public Transport:

  • From Deák tér - Take Bus No. 16, alight at Clark Ádám tér and take the Funicular Railway to Szent György tér
  • From Ferenciek tere - Take Bus No. 5 or Bus No. 78, alight at Dózsa György tér and take the Lift to Buda Castle
  • From Széll Kálmán tér - Take the Bus No. 16 to Dísz tér
  • From Móricz Zsigmond tér - Take Tram No. 18, alight at Dózsa György tér and take the Lift to Buda Castle

Opening Times:

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 6pm
  • Last entry to the museum is at 5pm

Ticket Prices:

  • Full price ticket: 1200HUF
  • Discount price tickets: 600HUF (for information about eligibility for discounted tickets please see the Hungarian National Gallery information page)
  • Audio guide: 800HUF (available in English, German, Italian and French)

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