Museum of Fine Arts

Member Rating 2 out of 5 by Mandan Lynn on January 24, 2007

This museum houses a large collection from a variety of artists. I found it difficult to navigate which, if you've read any of my other art gallery reviews, you know is a pet peeve of mine. The rooms have several doors leading to several different rooms, and it can get difficult to remember where you've been and what you've seen. The rooms are divided basically by country and period.

The permanent collection is free. Temporary exhibitions, like the Van Gogh exhibit on display while we were there, have an additional cost, as do the audio guides, which are available in several languages. If you happen to be here while the Van Gogh exhibit is still on—well, go if you've never seen a Van Gogh. I'm sure the exhibit is lovely, and it's always good to see some of Vincent's works. However, if you have plans to ever travel to Amsterdam, just wait and pay to visit the Van Gogh museum there.

I was delighted by the works by Rubens, Rodin, Monet, and Manet. The highlight was El Greco's Annunciation. Wonderful.

The lower level is full of Egyptian artifacts. You can see stone slabs full of hieroglyphics. And don't forget to check out the mummies—including a crocodile mummy.

Museum of Fine Arts
Tues-Sun 10am-5:30pm
Permanent collection free
Museum of Fine Arts
Hosok tere
Budapest, Hungary, 1146
+36 1 343 9759

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