House of Hungarian Art Nouveau (Magyar Szecesszió Háza)
A time capsule of turn-of-the-century design, the House of Hungarian Art Nouveau (Magyar Szecesszió Háza is Budapest's only institution dedicated to showcasing and celebrating Secession-style art. The tiny gallery plays off the museum's 1903 building, and its furnishings and decorations immerse visitors in early 20th-century aesthetics.
The museum is housed in the House Bedo, a former family home and architectural pastiche blending Belgian Art Nouveau with conventional Hungarian design. The stained glass windows here are not to be missed, and the museum collection features furniture in complete sets, along with paintings, porcelain, glassware, and more.
You can buy same-day tickets or pre-book entry, and check the calendar before you arrive to see if the museum is hosting a talk or round-table discussion. Since the museum is only a short walk from top sights like St. Stephen's Basilica and the Hungarian Parliament Building it's easy to stop by on a walking tour, or visit after a sightseeing adventure by Segway or bike.
Things to know before you go
- You can find refreshments in the museum's Art Nouveau Cafe, which offers sweets and coffee throughout the day.
- Learn more about Budapest architecture and design by booking a Hungarian Art Nouveau tour.
- Seniors and students receive discounted entry, and kids aged 6 and younger are admitted free of charge.
How to get there
The House of Hungarian Art Nouveau is conveniently-situated in District V, just a short walk from the Danube. You can easily visit by metro—take the M2 line to Kossuth Lajos Tér or the M3 line to Arany János Street—or stop by on an independent walking tour. The museum has a distinctive green façade, which is hard to miss if you're strolling here from Liberty Square along Honvéd Street (Honvéd Utca).
When to get there
House of Hungarian Art Nouveau holds regular business hours Monday to Saturday, and it's closed on Sundays. You can stop by anytime to explore this quaint museum, or pop in when the weather turns to escape the rain and enjoy a snack at the café.
A Walking Tour of District V
Within a short walk of the House of Hungarian Art Nouveau, you can find several must-see attractions. You can stroll to St. Stephen's Basilica, walk along the Danube to spot the Chain Bridge and Shoes on the Danube memorial, and easily add a tour of the Hungarian Parliament Building. To see more in less time, hop on the 2 tram, which runs along the Danube, and offers views of the Buda Castle across the river.
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