This spectacular building (designed by Lechner) caused much controversy when it opened. Today it is generally considered a ... More
Museum of Applied Arts
This spectacular building (designed by Lechner) caused much controversy when it opened. Today it is generally considered a masterpiece, although it has been considerably toned down over the years. Lovers of architecture and interior design simply must visit. The displays inside are almost all temporary but there is a permanent exhibition of Hungarian arts and crafts. It is worth noting that this was only the third such museum in the world (the first being in London, the second in Vienna).
Don't skip this wonder!
I have been to Budapest five times, and every time I must visit this most lovely museum. The roof of Szolnay tiles, the "Moorish" interior, and the wonderful exhibits are not to be missed. The upper floor was dedicated to preserving and restoring old caskets, chests, and furnishings that had Hungarian motifs painted on them. The staff were very patient. When I asked if I could photograph items, I was asked to make a small donation. I again went through all the exhibits to get my memories. I was even helped to pronounce "see you later" correctly, viszontlatasra!
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