Budapest Culture Port Organisers
Palace Of Arts
The top floor of the Palace offers an exceptional panorama of Budapest, the Danube bridges and the hills surrounding the city.
The impressive dimensions of the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall, situated „in the heart„ of the building, evoke the atmosphere of a gothic cathedral. The auditorium is on four levels, and can accomodate 1700 people. On its podium world famous musicians and orchestras are continually being presented to the music-loving public.
The auditorium of the Festival Theatre holds 452 people. The theatre is used primarly for music and dance performances.
Diversity and openness characterize the Palace of Arts. It is open everyday from morning to evening, and not only when there are concerts and performances.
It’s elegant restaurant, with a cosy atmosphere and excellent service, offers its guests Hungarian and continental cuisine.
Ms Krisztina NAGY (External Relations Assistant)
Tel: +36 1 555-3221
Ms Anna HETÉNYI
+36 1 555 3300, -3301
+36 30 515 4686
|Hungarian State Opera
Hungarian State Opera
H-1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 22.
Ms Mónika GÁLDI
Tel: +36 30 631 84 21
Ms Eszter KUNSÁGI
Tel: +36 20 598 05 65
|Museum Of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts houses one of the most significant collections of European art between Vienna and St. Petersburg: multi-faceted material, historical continuity and profusion of masterpieces assure it deserves place in the front rank of collections.The number of artworks in our Museum surpasses 120 thousand. The exhibitions halls of the Museum display to visitors an array of splendid compositions by Raphael, El Greco, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Goya, Manet, Monet, Toulouse-Lautrec, Cézanne and Chagall among many others.
After the building’s reconstruction in 2006, the Museum organised a rich series of temporary exhibitions unprecedented in its history that attracted masses of people nationwide. In 2007 the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest joined the ranks of those museums that attract the highest numbers of visitors. The Van Gogh exhibition staged here in 2007 came fourth in the “Impressionists and Modernity” categorywith its 764 thousand visitors. The exhibition entitled “… and Then the Incas Arrived”, staged by the Museum also in 2007, proved to be the ninth most visited exhibition worldwide in its category. In 2010 the “From Botticelli to Titian” comprehensive exhibition also enjoyed enormous international success.
Museum of Fine Arts
Heroes’ Square, Budapest
Open: Tuesday-Sunday 10.00 am-5.30 pm
Ms Gabriella PLJESOVSZKY (Director of Tourism)
Tel.: +36 1 469 7103
Mobil: +36 30 361 3597
Ms Krisztina GÁCS
Tel.: +36 1 469 7251
Mobil: +36 30 546 8086
As good examples of our most successful stage works, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals could be mentioned here: The Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat or Jesus Christ Superstar. Cats, as a matter of fact, has been running for 28 years with overwhelming success. But we mustn’t forget one of the best in classic English humour, Monty Python’s Spamalot either.
In the 2011/2012 season another world success, the lovely story of Mary Poppins (by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh) will be coming to the Madách Theatre.
Besides music genres, the traditions of dramatic theatre have also been kept alive. This season the following plays are on: Bernard Slade’s romantic comedy, Same Time, Next Year 2, Anthony Shaffer’s exciting detective story, Sleuth, Neil Simon’s comedy, The Star-Spangled Girl, and Frederick Stroppel’s hilarious comedy, Fortune’s Fools.
This October our theatre hosted the premiere of another Neil Simon play, The Odd Couple.
It was in 1961 that the Madách Theatre moved into its present location. Its current appearance is a result of a full reconstruction completed in 1999. The auditorium that can seat 804 spectators comfortably, the stage and all spectator areas have modern technical equipment and HVAC system meeting all needs. In the building complex there are two more performing spaces, the Tolnay Szalon and the Madách Studio, where standing receptions can also be held.
The Madách Theatre has gained both national and international recognition. It presents around 350 performances a year for approximately 500 thousand spectators, both Hungarian and foreign.
Mr Imre SIMON
Telefon: +36 1 478-2030
Mobil: +36 70 3796948
Tuesday-Sunday, 10.00–18.00; highlighted exhibitions are open until 20.00.
Closed on Mondays.
Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art
Palace of Arts, H-1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u.1.
Tel. + 36 1 555 3444;
Ms Zsuzsanna FEHÉR
Tel: + 36 1 555 3466
|Hungarian National Museum
In Hungary’s National Museum, a most beautiful classical mansion, visitors can be lost in admiration of the archeological and historical artefacts that represent both the peaceful and adventurous episodes of Hungarian history.
The new archeological exhibition spectacularly displays the everyday life of the Palaeolithic and the Roman Age in the Carpathian Basin.
The most memorable and carefully preserved artefact in the museum’s collection is the Coronation Mantel. In the year 1031 this chasuble was presented by King Stephen and Queen Gisela to the church of Saint Mary in the town of Székesfehérvár. It was subsequently used as a coronation mantle until the 20th century.
From Hungary’s foundation up until the year 1990, the events of the Hungarian History are arranged in twenty showrooms. The most significant exhibits not to be missed are: Queen Mary of Habsburg’s gown from the 16th century, the beautiful early Renaissance choir-stall; Mozart’s travelling clavichord; Beethoven’s and Liszt’s piano; objects from Freemasonry in the 18th-19th centuries; and a piece of the Iron Curtain separating Austria (the West) and Hungary (the East) as a symbol of the 20th century.
Tuesday – Sunday: 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
The museum is closed on Mondays.
Hungarian National Museum
Múzeum krt. 14-16.
Tel: 00-36-1/317-78-06, 00-36-1/327-77-73
Ms Judit KÁNTOR
Tel: +36 1 327 77 02
Booking: Latest 3 weeks befor the required date.
Cancellation: latest 1 week before the booked program
Head of department:
Ms Gabriella KESIK
Tel: +36 1 327 77 62
|National Dance Theatre
The Theatre hosts the performances of professional Hungarian dance artists without any restrictions regarding genre. The programme includes folklore and classical ballet along with contemporary dance theatre and tango and everything else. The Gallery of the National Dance Theatre welcomes the temporary exhibitions of Hungarian fine artists, and the Kerengő Gallery regularly hosts photography exhibitions.
Ms Judit WOLF
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