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Iparművészeti Múzeum – Budapest, Hungary

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Iparművészeti Múzeum

(Museum of Applied Arts)
(36) 1 – 456 5100
1092 Budapest, Hőgyes Endre utca,
Budapest, Hungary

www.imm.hu.

OPEN HOURS:
2:00 pm – 6:00pm    Tuesday
10:00am – 6:00pm    Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
10:00am – 10:00pm  Thursday

In 1872 the Hungarian Parliament decided to purchase “industrial Vienna’s” 1873 World Exhibition and in 1890 a contest was held to design a suitable building to house the collection and be home to the School of Applied Arts on Hõgyes Endre street.

First prize was won by a series of plans, put forth by architects  Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos, inspired in oriental forms.  Construction began in 1893 and the building was opened by emperor Franz Joseph on October 25th 1896 as part of the Hungarian State’s millenium celebration.

Today, the Building itself is the main attraction. It is another fine example of Hungarian secession splendor; a fairytale palace full of angles, stairwells, columns and details that enchant the eye at every turn.

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The Museum itself has 5 departments: Metalwork, Furnuture, Textiles, Ceramics and Glassware. In each department you can enjoy equisit examplels of Art Nouveau crafts.  Here we glimpse the joy that defined the movement- the bringing of love, light, fancy and flare to many a mundane necessity.  I wish today’s designers would indulge in a a bit more fantasy and get over this post-modernist utilitarianism 🙂

An interesting fact, according to the literature,  is that this was the third museum to be built in Europe after the British Museum and and another in France (we’re trying to find a chronology, but having difficulty)

colored roof tiles from the Zsolnay porcelain factory, hand painted with plant motifs

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Szépmûvészeti Múzeum – Budapest, Hungary

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Szépmûvészeti Múzeum

(Museum of Fine Arts)
(36) 1 – 469 7100
Dózsa György út 41, 1146
Budapest, Hungary

www.szepmuveszeti.hu

OPEN HOURS:
10:00am – 5:30pm  Tuesday – Sunday

The Szépmûvészeti Fine arts museum is in a neoclassical building located on Heroes’ Square -across from Műcsarnok (Palace of Arts) and next to Varosliget (the largest city park in Budapest).  It is also close to the zoo and the Széchenyi Baths.   Designed by by Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog, groundbreaking was in 1896 to commemorate the  millennium of the Hungarian State and it was completed in 1903.

The art collection is home to works from Pablo Picasso, Oskar Kokoschka, Manet, Pierre Puvis de Chavanes, Paul Gauguin, Mark Chagall, Paul Cezanne, Henri de Touluse Lautrec, Delacroix, Corot, Rodin….

Check the website or local listings for information on special exhibits; they are normally quite fantastic, definitely worth the trip.  On our last visit there was  a Mucha exhibition, ‘In Praise of Women” that was so touching; I am still hoping for it to come to NY so I can see it again!

The museum is very easy to get to by Metro, just take it to the Heroes’ Square Station.

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Noztalgia – Budapest, Hungary

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Noztalgia

Christal Shop
(36) 1 – 366 3512
Grand Market Hall
1093 Budapest, Vamhaz krt 1-3cK16/C
Budapest, Hungary

OPEN HOURS:
6:00 am – 5:00 pm   Monday
6:00 am – 6:00 pm   Tuesday – Friday

Glittering Glamor greets your eyes as you enter Noztalgia, a stall at the end of the second floor of the Grand Market Hall (just above the mushroom displays).

Inside you will find a vibrant selection of high quality Ajka Crystal, Hollohaza Porcelain and hand painted Kalocsa Porcelain. Out of the entire market, Noztalgia is the best value.  Beyond that, you will find special pieces, not easy to find at any price in similar stores.  A great place to get specialty-ware that you will not find at any Bed Bath & Boredom.

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Grand Market Hall – Budapest, Hungary

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Grand Market Hall

at the Pest end of Liberty Bridge
1093 Budapest, Vamhaz krt 1-3cK16/C
Budapest, Hungary

www.csapi.hu

OPEN HOURS:
6:00 am – 5:00 pm   Monday
6:00 am – 6:00 pm   Tuesday – Friday

Wherever we travel two of the main things we always try to visit are 1) the local cultures baths and 2) the food markets.  Budapest is a haven for both!!!!!

Construction of the Great Market Hall started in 1894 according to the design of Samu Petz. In 1896 a few days before the handover fire destroyed about half of the roof.  After repairing the roof the market opened on 15th March 1897.

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The spacious interior holds a festival of vivid colours; the fresh products displayed in the stalls, strings of red paprika and garlic, Hungarian salamis, meats, fresh pastries, dairy products, kitchen utensils, Hungarian wines and pálinka, honey, tea, herb mixes. The fine selection of mustards and goulash sauces packed in tooth paste tubes can make great souvenirs – and add a yummy dash of flavor to many dishes.  Another great thing to find here is saffron, and at reasonable price

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The second floor of the market holds several stores of Hungarian embroidery, white peasant shirts and other artS and craft products, as well as couple places to sit, eat and watch the action on the first floor!


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Magyar Állami Operaház – Budapest, Hungary

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Magyar Állami Operaház

(Hungarian State Opera House)
(36) 1 – 332 8197
(36) 1 – 279 5677
1065 Budapest Hajós str. 13-15
Budapest, Hungary

www.opera.hu.
www.operavisit.hu
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GUDED TOURS:
3:00 pm   Daily
4:00 pm   Daily

The Hungarian State Opera House first opened its doors in 1884.  Designed by Miklós Ybl, one of the most renowned Hungarian architects of the 19th century, the construction was created in an eclectic, neo-Renaissance style.  There are many baroque details and frescoes by the top Hungarian artists of the time, including Bertalan Székely, Árpád FesztyMór Than and Károly Lotz.  On either side of the risalit are statues of Ferenc Liszt and Ferenc Erkel, two of the outstanding artists of Hungarian music.  Both being the work of Alajos Stróbl.


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(above Right photo © Yuen-Ping)

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A wonderful place for listening as well as viewing, the Hungarian State Opera House is home to the third best acoustics in al of Europe! With only the Scala in Milan and the Paris Opera House creating a more detailed sound environment.

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If you are not able to attend a performance, then try to  take the guided tour.  The tours are given twice daily in many different languages. Although they are bit formulaic and the guide may be on the weak side- they are definitely worth it just to have the chance to explore the interior of this magnificent concert hall.

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