Ornamental Palace

Architecture in Kecskemét

The masterful art nouveau Ornamental Palace, which dates from 1902, has multicoloured majolica tiles decorating its 'waving' walls. The palace contains the Cifrapalota Art Gallery, with a large and important collection of 19th- and 20th-century Hungarian art. But visit mainly to view the aptly named Decorative Hall (Díszterem) and its amazing stucco peacock, bizarre Secessionist windows and more colourful tiles.