Palace of Art

Top choice in Budapest

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 to four major exhibitions staged annually; recent exhibitions have comprised cutting-edge photography, sculpture and installations by home-grown and international artists. Go for the scrumptious venue and the excellent museum shop. Concerts are sometimes staged here as well.

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