Aquincum – the roman Budapest

Aquincum – the roman Budapest Roman legions arrived to the present territory of Hungary about 10 AC, and settled western Hungary, using the line of river Danube as border. They called the newly conquered lands Pannonia Inferor, which soon became a prosperous colony. The once upon a time  ‘capital’ of Pannonia was Aquincum – named […]

The House of Hungaricums in Budapest and The Great Hungarian Hungarikum Show

What is called ‘Hungaricum’? In the beginning of the 21th century a movement was organized that aimed to systematize and sum up the Hungarian values. After a broad societal and professional collation an act concerning Hungarian national values and Hungarikums was established and declared by the Hungarian Government on the 2nd of April, 2012. The act’s […]

Museum of Music History in Buda Castle

The  small, but utterly captivating Museum of Music History (the Institute for Musicology) tells the story of music in Hungary from the 18th century to the present days in several exhibition rooms through recitals, sheet musics and original scores. This museum ilocates in a magnificent courtyard of Buda Castle, near the Fisherman’s Bastion and the Matthias […]

Historical Museum of Budapest, Buda Castle

Budapest History Museum

The exhibitions in the Budapest History Museum in the Royal Palace of Buda Castle focus on the turbulent history of the 2000 years of the city now known as Budapest: what the once separate towns of Buda, Pest and Obuda were like. Much of the exhibits were lost in WWII, but you will still see […]

Military Museum Budapest

Built as an army barrack in the 1830s for the Austrian Army staying in Buda, the Military History Museum in Buda Castle displays an abundant collection of weapons, uniforms, flags and all kind of military documents and relics. . There are some cannons by the entrance along with a few cannonballs in the wall, which […]

Transport Museum, Budapest

The site of today’s museum was built in 1896 as the “Transportation Hall” for the Milleneum Exhibition. Three years later the Royal Hungarian Transport Museum was opened in the same building. Unfortunately in WWII the museum suffered serious damages, – only about one third of the exhibits were spared. The building was restored in a […]

Hungarian National Museum in Budapest

On 25th November 1802, Count Ferenc Széchényi- father of the ‘greatest Hungarian’, Istvan Széchenyi – decided to ‘donate, deliver, and assign’ his rich collections ‘for the use and benefit of my dear homeland and people, irrevocably and forever’. The Law XXIV of 1807  states that Széchenyi ‘made over, with all rights, his extensive and choice […]

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

[The Museum of Fine Arts, founded in 1896 was built by the plans of Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog in an eclectic-neoclassical style, between 1900 and 1906. The collection features the history of visual arts in Europe from the 13th up to the 20th century. Its unique in the world, as while in Europe most of the great […]

Museum of Applied Arts Budapest – the gem of Hungarian secession

Art Nouveau as a style always provokes a reaction, and it is impossible to remain indifferent. The style is considered by many to be stunningly beautiful, with shimmering colours and imaginative forms, while others find it the height of bad taste.  Actually art noveau or secession („modernismo” in Spain, „jugendstíl” in Austria and Germany) is […]

Traditional Culture of the Hungarians – Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

The Museum of Ethnography’s permanent exhibition offers visitors a glimpse of the material culture of the Hungarian peasantry as it was from the end of the 18th century until the First World War. Through thirteen rooms of material, the exhibition illustrates the ethnic and religious diversity of the peoples of the Carpathian Basin, the forms […]

Hungarian National Gallery

The National Gallery was created in 1957 with the aim to have a separate museum dedicated to the history of visual arts in Hungary. Originally it located opposite to the Hungarian Parliament, where the Ethnography Museum of Budapest stands today. It moved to Buda Castle in 1978. Exhibitions in the National Gallery feature the history […]

Houdini Museum Budapest

It’s true, the American illusionist was Hungarian, born in Budapest in 1874, the son of a rabbi and part of a large family with seven children. Now, ninety years after his death Harry Houdini’s secrets are unlocked in the newly opened museum, devoted to the Budapest-born illusionist. The museum is located high in the capital’s lofty […]

The world’s only Marzipan Museum near Budapest

The workshops and knowledge of two great figures in the history of the Hungarian confectionery industry – Matyas Szamos and Karoly Szabo – were united here, in Szentendre, when the jointly operated shop opened its gates.  Marzipan Museum is a colorful exhibition made entirely out of marzipan. One room is dedicated entirely to Hungarian artifaccts, […]