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Iparművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Applied & Decorative Arts)

Iparművészeti Múzeum (Museum of Applied & Decorative Arts) Review

The templelike structure is a shrine to Hungarian Art Nouveau, and in front of it, drawing pen in hand, sits a statue of its creator, Hungarian architect Ödön Lechner. Opened in the Magyar Millennial year of 1896, it was only the third museum of its kind in Europe. Its dome of deep green and golden tiles is crowned by a majolica lantern from the same source: the Zsolnay ceramic works in Pécs. Inside its central hall are playfully swirling whitewashed, double-decker, Moorish-style galleries and arcades. The museum, which collects and studies objects of interior decoration and use, has five departments: furniture, textiles, goldsmithing, ceramics, and everyday objects.

    Contact Information

  • Address: District VIII, Üllői út 33–37, North of Blaha Lujza tér, Budapest | Map It
  • Phone: 1/456–5100
  • Cost: 1,000 HUF
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–6
  • Website:
  • Metro M3: Üllői út.
  • Location: North of Blaha Lujza tér
Updated: 06-22-2011

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