Museum of Applied Arts
The Museum is one of the most beautiful examples of Hungarian Secessionist style architecture. Designed by Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos, the building was opened in 1896 by Emperor Franz Joseph as part of the Millennium Celebrations.
Characteristics of the Hungarian Secessionist style are most marked in the building’s ceramic decorations, in which, besides the national folk-motifs, Islamic and Hindu motifs are also evident. The most notable feature of the three-level building’s is the centrally-protruding tower housing the main entrance, with its colourful dome.
The Museum’s major exhibitions are divided into the furniture, textiles, goldsmiths’artworks, ceramics and glassware collections; another section covers the minor collections.
Attraction: The Museum of Applied Arts (Iparművészeti Múzeum)
Location: Pest, IX. district
Transport: M3 Ferenc körút or tram 4, 6
Address: Budapest, Üllői út 33-37
Phone: 1/ 456-5100
Open: Tue-Sun 10-18
Price: 2300 HUF adult, 1150 HUF student, photo 500 HUF, video 1500
Guided tours: 5000-12000 HUF/group