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Art & Design Trips to Budapest

From £299.00

Overview
Reasons to Visit
Popular Itinerary
Places to Stay
  • Overview

    The beautiful city of Budapest boasts a number of exciting attractions which are sure to capture the imagination of any art or design student.

    Popular attractions include The museum of fine art which houses pieces by European masters including Titian, Raphael and Leonardo and for those students more interested in modern art there is the Museum of Contemporary art which houses pieces by Warhol, Rauschenberg and Lichtenstein amongst others.

    Read more below for full information on things to do on one of our art and design school trips to Budapest.

     

  • Reasons to Visit
    1. Hungarian State Opera House

      Completed in 1884, the neo-Renaissance opera is impressive enough on the outside. But its interior is the part that's breathtaking - gilt and marble, with lavish and intricate frescos. The auditorium was designed by eminent architect Miklós Ybl and decorated by some of the most distinguished painters of the age. A guided tour of the building led by a team of young and knowledgeable guides.

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    2. Museum of Contemporary Art

      As well as the predictable exhibits by Warhol, Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns there are works by Hungarian artists from the past three decades. As part of the Ludwig collection three late works of Picasso are also exhibited here. Guided tours are possible by appointment.

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    3. Museum of Fine Art

      This is where Hungary’s major collection of European masters is housed. The museum is home to a magnificent Spanish collection, the largest outside Spain, which has recently been reorganised to show El Greco and works from Madrid and Andalucia with their respective schools. Other highlights include an excellent Venetian collection with works by Titian, Raphael and Leonardo on display.

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  • Popular Itinerary

    Day 1

    Arrive into Budapest. Transfer to your hotel.

    Day 2

    Art Nouveau guided tour of Budapest (Full Day) This tour is a full day tour and as such the sites visited are spread across the city and include the most outstanding examples of Art Nouveau architecture Budapest has to offer. The tour includes external viewings of buildings as well as guided visits in the Gellért Baths, the Museum of Applied Arts and the Academy of Music whose edifice, completed in 1907 features the richest interior decoration ever built in this style in the capital.

    Day 3

    Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art. As well as the predictable exhibits by Warhol, Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns there are works by Hungarian artists from the past three decades. As part of the Ludwig collection three late works of Picasso are also exhibited here. Guided tours are possible by appointment.

    Visit the National Gallery. This vast museum chronicles Hungarian art since the birth of the nation. Of particular notability are the winged alter-pieces, depictions of Hungarian history as well of examples of every major art movement.

    Day 4

    Free time before flight home.

  • Places to stay
    • Hotel Atlas

      Located in Budapest city centre, adjacent to the Grand Boulevard, this popular hotel with its homely atmsophere is only a short walk to the nearest metro station and close to many restaurants - 2-4 bedded rooms - all rooms have private facilities, TV & phone -24 hour reception - Bar - internet access - Safe

    • Hotel Baross

      Renovated in 2000, in a central location close to restaurants. - Spacious 3 and 4 bedded rooms. - Rooms with private facilities, TV, & air conditioning. - 24 hour reception, hot & cold buffet breakfast.

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