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See masterpieces from the treasury of one of the wealthiest Hungarian aristocratic families, the Esterházys, at Museum of Applied Arts. The museum houses a collection of furniture from Gothic to Biedermeier, textiles, glass, gold- and silverware, Turkish weapons, and aristocratic garments and jewelry. Look for a table decoration showing the triumph of Bacchus, which was made by famous Augsburg goldsmith Abraham I. Drentwett. The permanent exhibit features nearly 400 artworks, a selection of objects from Asian and Northern-African Islamic countries, and 17th- through 19th-century clocks and watches. The museum has been collecting Hungarian contemporary artworks since the 1950s. The building itself is a piece of art, with its green roof and the interior designed in Hindu, Mogul, and Islamic styles. Put Museum of Applied Arts into our Budapest trip itinerary app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Budapest.
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This is an excekkebt small museum that has been relocated to the Gyorgy Rath Villa with an excellent $3 guide/list of exhibits. Art Nouveau styles onseveral floors include BroitishArt, Autsrain art..... more
This is an excekkebt small museum that has been relocated to the Gyorgy Rath Villa with an excellent $3 guide/list of exhibits. Art Nouveau styles onseveral floors include BroitishArt, Autsrain art..... more »
This Beautiful Chamber was destroyed in the second world war,now after 70th years is rebuilted.decorative painting on dhe wall,grandious pillarsarround,heraldics and figurativ.element on the wall...
This Beautiful Chamber was destroyed in the second world war,now after 70th years is rebuilted.decorative painting on dhe wall,grandious pillarsarround,heraldics and figurativ.element on the wall... more »
If you are interested in the applied and decorative arts this museum is a must see. In particular the ceramics and furniture are noteworthy. Nice little canteen in the lobby with nice staff.
If you are interested in the applied and decorative arts this museum is a must see. In particular the ceramics and furniture are noteworthy. Nice little canteen in the lobby with nice staff. more »
Closed! I wish I could rate it 5 stars, I'm sure I would if I could have gone inside. It's closed. Since 2017. Some of the reviews here seemed to imply people had been there since 2017. The website kinda looks like it's open (there's ticket purchase link). So maybe it's specially open some days? Upon closer inspection, the hours listed here do say "closed" every day. So it's my own fault. But do your research! On the bright side, you get to wander around a cute neighborhood.
I decided to visit the Museum of Applied Arts after reading all about Odon Lechner. This guy produced some stunning buildings in Budapest but seems to be less celebrated than the likes of Antoni Gaudi for instance. To be honest the building itself is the main attraction with its stunning Zsolnay roof tiling, the interior is pure white (it wasnt this way originally) and is very eastern in style. To wander into the main foyer is free as far as I know, but I also got free entry into exhibitions on Haydn and Time, Art Nouveau furniture and an exhibition on Ottoman Carpets. In terms of the overall Museum content, think of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and you wont be far wide of the mark.
Looks amazing even if it is not old or expensive. It is a good idea to represent applied art in an environment/building like this. I do recommend to visit one or more exhibition here.
The building is beautiful outside and inside. Surprising architecture with exotic details. Interesting (but too small) exhibitions
The place feels slightly unloved, it needs our support! Very interesting and somewhat left field collection, the building is also beautiful.
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