Art Nouveau Tours in Budapest

Art Nouveau Budapest Tours

Budapest has fascinating Art Nouveau buildings (see our Art Nouveau Budapest map), which are well worth a visit. Although Budapest is world famous for its Danube Promenade with the Buda Castle on the Castle Hill, on the Buda side, and the Parliament on the Pest side, there are amazing Art Nouveau treasures scattered all over the city. Most of them have been made by Odon Lechner (the Gaudi of Budapest) around 1900.

Gresham Palace Four Seasons Hotel - Art Nouveau in Budapest

Gresham Palace Four Seasons Hotel – Art Nouveau in Budapest

If you like Secessionism, it is a must to see the major Art Nouveau attractions as they are stunningly beautiful and truly unique. Some of the highlights of Hungarian Art Nouveau in Budapest:

  • one of the best luxury hotels in Budapest, the Gresham Palace (Four Seasons Hotel Budapest) by Zsigmond Quittner, at the Chain Bridge on Szechenyi Istvan square
  • Hotel Gellert and Gellert Spa Baths at the Liberty Bridge on the Buda side
  • Museum of Applied Arts by Odon Lechner (Iparmuveszeti Muzeum) at Ferenc korut metro station (blue line)
  • Budapest Zoo and Botanical Gardens by Karoly Kos – yes, the Budapest Zoo is a fantastic architectural experience
  • Postal Savings Bank (Postabank Takarekpenztar) by Odon Lechner
  • Grand Parisian Department Store (Parizsi Nagyaruhaz) on Andrassy Avenue
  • Philantia Flower Shop in Vaci street (Vaci utca 9.)
  • Thonet House in Vaci street
  • Geological Institute (Foldtani Intezet) by Odon Lechner
  • Peacock House (Pavahaz) by Istvan Nagy Jr
  • Hungarian Academy of Music in the city centre (Liszt Ferenc square)
  • Hungarian Institute for the Blind, and The School for the Blind – both close to the City Park

Rockhoppers tour company offers Art Nouveau Tours in Budapest. Reservation needed. Please contact them for details what their tour includes (as mentioned above, many of the Art Nouveau buildings and sights are all over Budapest, so it would take 1 or 2 days to visit all of them).

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