Museum of Fine Arts

Name: Museum of Fine Arts
Category: Museums and art
Location: 1146 Budapest, Dózsa Gy út 41.
Phone: + 36 1 469-7100


This Museum is closed for a renovation until spring, 2018.

The Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum) has been presenting the world-famous elite of visual arts for years, so one could see the works of, for instance, Lucien Hervé, Fernando Botero and William Kentridge. The 2012 season also has some excitement to offer for aficionados of painting and photography in the works of Pieter Bruegel, Paul Cézanne and the contemporary Chinese arts.

Museum of Fine Arts
Museum of Fine Arts


A colossal Neo-classic building fronted by a portico with eight Corinthian columns with a Greek inspiration. In the basement, the department of Egyptian antiquities gathers together pieces illustrating the different eras in ancient Egypt. On the ground floor, Greek and Roman antiquities, drawings and prints, art from the 19C It is on the 1st floor in the gallery of Old Masters that the masterpieces are concentrated, reflecting the great European Schools from the 13C to the 18C.

Good to know about the Museum of Fine Arts

  • The Museum of Fine Arts (Szépművészeti Múzeum) is housed in an imposing neoclassical building built between 1900 and 1906
  • It is Hungary’s largest collection of international art comprising more than 100,000 pieces
  • The collection displays a wide range of artistic eras and genres
  • The majority of the collection was amassed by the Habsburgs who once ruled the country
  • The Fine Arts Museum features Raphael, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Goya and also a collection of ancient Egyptian and Greek art
  • The musuem is particularly strong in Spanish art with masterpieces of El Greco, Velázquez, Murillo, Ribera, Cano, Zurbarán and Goya THINGS TO DO THERE

Tip: The tickets to the temporary exhibition give access to the permanent one as well.

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