On this page, visitors will find a list of the best museums in Budapest. From the Museum of Fine Arts and the rich collection of National Gallery to the museum of the famous composer Franz Liszt and the House of Terror. Budapest offers a lot for all interested visitors. It is up to you to choose which museums to visit.
The Franz Liszt Memorial Museum is a small museum in Budapest dedicated to the most famous Hungarian composer, Franz Liszt. It is located near Andrássy Street and Vörösmarty Street on the first floor of an old music school building. The museum is significant for the cultural legacy of Hungary, depicting works of the composer, his musical instruments, including two spinet pianos and a Bösendorfer piano, his work desk, a Mason&Hamlin concert pump organ, an Erard pump organ, a Bachmann piano, various items, books, portraits, furniture, sheet music, souvenirs and other personal belongings.
The Hungarian National Museum was founded in 1802. This museum is dedicated to history, archeology and art of Hungary. The museum is housed in a building that was built in 1837. The main architect was Mihail Polak. The story of how this museum was founded begins back in 1802, when Count Ferenc Sečeni founded the "Sečeni" national library. The following year, his wife donated an enviable collection of minerals to the library, and the national museum was born from such a small library. The Hungarian Parliament helped with donations and set aside half a million forints for the construction of the building where the museum is located today.
In the museum of fine arts, there is a permanent and temporary exhibition whose works are known to the whole world. The foundation of the museum is the private collection of the rich Hungarian ESTERHAZI family. There are many different paintings and drawings, which the state of Hungary traded in 1870. The works that make the museum unique are the works of Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Goya. This museum is worth visiting, precisely because of the masterpieces of artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Fővárosi Szabó Ervin Könyvtár is a famous Budapest library where all bookworms will find their own little kingdom of joy. Although there are several libraries of the same name in the city, the main one is located in the impressive neo-Baroque Wenckheim Palace which was constructed in the 19th century. As the quantity of books became bigger and bigger as years went on, the library had to open its offices in several other buildings. The palace, which spreads over an ara of 13 thousand square meters, contains over 1.1 million books.