NileGuide Expert Says:
Worth visiting on Thursday evening, when this museum features extended hours, live jazz, and unique English language tours. An enormous building modeled upon an actual Greek temple, it boasts one of the finest collections of Egyptian art in existence.
Hősök tere District XIV
1146 Budapest, Hungary
fax: +36 1 469 7171
NileGuide Expert tip:
The best times to visit are at 11 am or 2 pm Monday thru Friday, or at 11:00 am on Saturday, when trained docents give a free one-hour tour. Tours give a brief overview of the museum and then focus on one particular gallery.
Directly to the left of Heroes Square is the Fine Arts Museum (Szépművészeti Múzeum), completed in 1906. It is an eclectic-neoclassical style adorned with three Greek temples connected by colonnades between; each representative of different muses of culture and relaxation. The Fine Arts Museum contains international art; it has the largest Spanish collection outside of Spain. In addition, there are over 3,000 paintings, 10,000 drawings, and 100,000 prints within the 8 different collections.