Hungarian Agricultural Museum


This huge and rather esoteric museum is housed in the stunning baroque and gothic wings of Vajdahunyad Castle. Scattered across a dozen palatial halls, the museum showcases Europe’s largest collection of things agricultural, covering everything from centuries-old butter churns and livestock breeding in the 15th century to Hungary's prodigious grain yields in the 19th century. Farming, hunting, fishing and viticultural equipment abound, as do antlers. Don't miss the 18th-century dugout canoe carved from a single tree trunk and the rare-breeds section.

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1. Vajdahunyad Castle

Erected for the 1896 millenary celebrations originally in canvas and later built in stone, the castle was modelled after a fortress in Transylvania – but…

2. Anonymous Statue

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The statue of the hooded figure opposite Vajdahunyad Castle is that of Anonymous, the unknown chronicler at the court of King Béla III (r 1172–96) who…

3. Ják Chapel

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The little church with the jungly, overgrown cloister opposite Vajdahunyad Castle is called Ják Chapel because its intricate, many-layered portal was…

4. Apostles' Tower

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Accessed via the Hungarian Agricultural Museum, the Apostles' Tower stands 30m tall and looks down on the beautiful Ják Chapel, as well as giving you a…

5. Gatehouse Tower

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Covered in vines, the turreted Gatehouse Tower, part of the Vajdahunyad Castle, greets visitors as they cross the footbridge to the small island in the…

6. City Park


City Park is Pest’s green lung, an open space measuring almost a square kilometre that hosted most of the events during Hungary’s 1000th anniversary…

7. Timewheel


The Timewheel, on City Park’s western edge, is the world’s largest hourglass, standing 8m high and weighing 60 tonnes. Unveiled in 2004 to commemorate…

8. Palace of Art

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The Palace of Art, reminiscent of a Greek temple, is among the city’s largest exhibition spaces. It focuses on contemporary visual arts, with some three…