Budapest’s Hall of Art is a palace of contemporary artwork dating back to the 19th century. The eclectic, neoclassical style structure houses mostly temporary exhibits. Sculpture and painting are highly featured, rotating both the best in Hungarian and international contemporary works.
The hall was originally established as a part of Hungary’s Millennial celebrations. it continues to be an important cultural and artistic hub for the city. Modeled on the pattern of Germany’s Kunsthalles, the galleries serve both to showcase and inspire the artists of today. Both emerging and established artists are displayed side-by-side, in five to six major exhibitions each year. No matter who’s on display, trends in contemporary art can be experienced with any visit.
Its interior is well lit by natural light from large windows, offset by stately columns. Special events also take place regularly, hosting both the Hungarian National Philharmonic and The Budapest Festival Orchestra.
Located on the south side of Heroes’ Square, the Kunsthalle or Hall of Art faces the Museum of Fine Arts. To get there, take the Metro M1 to Hosok Tere. Guided tours are offered daily. The cost of entry is HUF 1400 for adults and HUF 700 for students and seniors, and it’s open daily from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Thursdays from 12 to 8 pm. Closed Mondays.