Last updated on July 13th, 2020
The Museum of Fine Arts is situated on Heroes’ Square, and faces the Palace of Art. It was built in 1906 in a neo-renaissance and neo-classical style, which means that it is harmonious and symmetrical with an atmosphere of monumentality and dignity.The museum was inaugurated by King Franz Joseph and at that time, it only showed the collections of Hungarian noblemen and clerical collectors. Now it displays the artwork of big names like Raffaello, Leonardo, Rembrandt and Monet. A wide staircase leads up to the entrance, which is framed by of 12 enormous neo-classicist pillars that resemble ancient greek buildings, is closed by a tympanum filled with relief. The inside rooms and halls are mostly spacious, grandiose areas with antique style pillars and marble floors.