Budapest, Hungary Sightseeing Part 4

Here temporary exhibitions by Hungarian and foreign artists are offered.
Address: XIV. Hösök tere
opening times
Tue-Sun 10 am-6pm

Museum (museum for contemporary art)
Here you can see a large collection of German, French and American artists from the 1980s.
Address: I. Budavári Palota A épület
Opening times
10 am-6pm

Museum of Fine Arts
The Mueum is the largest art museum in Hungary and is one of the most important art collections in the world. The visitor will find artefacts from ancient Egypt, antiquity and European art from the 13th to the 21st century – including works from Goya to Picasso.
Construction of the building began according to plans by the builders Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog in the summer of 1900 and was officially opened on December 1, 1906 in the presence of King Franz Joseph.
Dózsa György út 41
1146 Budapest
Opening times
Tue-Sun 10 am-5pm

Museum of Music History
The museum is housed in a beautiful baroque palace and shows instruments from different eras, as well as an exhibition about the life of ——– Béla Bartók.
Address: I. Táncsics Mihály utca 7
Opening times
April-Oct. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

National Gallery

According to best-medical-schools, the Hungarian National Gallery houses the largest collection of Hungarian fine arts. It has around a hundred thousand Hungarian art objects from the period from the Hungarian conquest to the present day.
The gallery was founded in 1957 by amalgamating various parts of the Museum of Fine Arts as well as various municipal and private collections.
The National Gallery is located in three wings of the Castle Palace on Castle Hill in Budapest
Szent György tér 2.
1014 Budapest
Opening times
March-Oct. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Oct-March 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The largest museum in Hungary exhibits a large collection of artefacts from Hungarian history. It was founded in 1802.
The local art objects come from the collection of medals, books and documents of Count Ferenc Széchenyi. Those interested in history should note that the square in front of the building on March 15, 1848 was an important location for the 1848/49 revolution. In addition, the Hungarian poet and freedom hero Sándor Petőfi (1823-1849) recited his revolutionary poem “Nationallied” on the steps of the museum.
Address: VIII. Múzeum körút 14-16
Opening times
: Tue-Sun 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mid-Oct-mid-March: Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Science Museum
An interactive permanent exhibition and changing events provide an insight into the past and present of natural science.
Address: VIII., Ludovika tér 2
Opening times
April-Sept. Mon-Wed
10 a.m.-
6 p.m. Oct-March Wed-Mon 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Interesting exhibition on the history of the post office.
Address: VII. Andrássy út 3
Opening times
April-Oct. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nov-March 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Museum for Medical History
Objects from the history of medicine are exhibited in the house where the doctor Ignaz Semmelweis (1818-1865) was born. Semmelweis
address: I. Apród utca 1-3
Opening times
Tue-Sun 10:30 am-6pm

Semmelweis Museum for Medical History

Sculpture Park
In this sculpture park, the monuments of the communist era banned from the city are exhibited.
Address: XXII. At the intersection of Balatoni út and Szabadkai út.
Opening times
March-Nov. daily 10 a.m.-twilight
Dec.-Feb. Sat, Sun 10


Here you can see exhibits from Asia and East Asia.
Address: VI Városligeti fasor
Opening times
April-Oct. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Nov-March Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

A number of items relating to the history of the telephone are exhibited here.
Address: I. Úri utca 49
Opening times
Tue-Sun 10 am-4pm

In addition to other exhibits, two of the first subway cars can be seen here in an original historic tunnel section.
Address: V. Deák tér, gyalogos alujáró
Opening times
Tue-Sun 10 am-5pm

An exciting exhibition on the history and development of Hungarian transport. The exhibits are represented in models (1: 5).
Address: XIV. Városliget körút
Opening times
May-Sept. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.
-5 p.m., Sat, Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct-April Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat, Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Opera houses, theaters

Hungarian State Opera
The magnificent neo-renaissance opera building was built between 1875 and 1884. Here you can watch excellent classical ballets and operas. A second venue for the opera is located in the Erkel Theater and in the Thália Theater.
Address: VI. Andrássy út 2

The Music Academy is both an important research institute as well as an important concert hall of the Hungarian music students. The academy is housed in one of the most beautiful buildings of the Hungarian in Art Nouveau.
The academy was founded in 1875 as the “Hungarian Royal Music Academy” and was initially located in Franz Liszt’s apartment. But already in 1879 the music academy moved into the neo-renaissance building at Andrássy Street 67. The academy found its current seat in 1907. The plans for the building came from Korb Flóris and Giergl Kálmán. The statue of Franz Liszt on the facade was erected by Stróbl Alajos.
Liszt Ferenc tér 8
1061 Budapest

Erkel Theater
The Erkel Theater (Erkel Színház) was named after the Hungarian opera composer Ferenc Erkel (1810-1893). It was opened in 1912 as a large music theater and, as a “Volksoper”, was supposed to be affordable for the poorer sections of the city.
It should be mentioned that great singers such as Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo performed here.
The building was closed in 2007 and reopened on March 1, 2013 after an extensive renovation. The Music Theater is the second venue of the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest.
Address: VIII. Köztársaság tér 30