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Nearly all the great names of European art are on display; however, there's one big catch...

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Museum of Fine Arts

The Heritage of Europe and Ancient Egypt/Greece

It's no coincidence that over half a million visitors a year walk through the doors of the Museum of Fine Art in Heroes' Square. This enormous neoclassical building, with its main facade a majestic portico supported by eight enormous columns, is home to more than 100,000 top-tier works of art - mostly by the impressive international likes of Rafael, El Greco, Cézanne and Chagall (though there's also a significant collection of work by 20th-century Franco-Hungarian multimedia artist Victor Vasarely). It's organised into half a dozen sections: ancient Egypt; classical antiquity; Old Master painting; sculpture; and prints/drawings. Having said all that, please be aware that the museum is actually closed for renovation until March 2018. Until then, however, we heartily recommend that culture vultures direct themselves to the Hungarian National Gallery (see below), where some selected works of this museum have been temporarily relocated - and where you'll also discover just how splendid Hungarian high art can be.



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