Arts and Culture
Interested in art or history? Then Budapest is your city! Here, you will find several museums, with wonderful exhibitions and interior. They have discounts for students and on fixed public holidays the entry is free.
Also walk around the hostel area you will definitely some small shops, where yound artists sell their great works.
Printa is a small concept shop in Budapest and Vienna, a gallery, a studio and a café with fantastic works of art. The shop features everyday items, clothing and accessories, as well as recycled items by young, talented Hungarian designers. The gallery, producing limited edition prints, hosts exhibitions every other month to showcase its new work. These limited edition prints are then turned into t-shirts, cushions and aprons at their silkscreen studio. Budapest Bridges Printa’s clothing and accessory lines make perfect gifts. If you want to take away some unique mementos of your Budapest trip, check out their creatively designed Budapest t-shirts. Highly recommended! Only two minutes walk from Wombats Budapest. Monday – Friday: 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm
Spotted by Locals – some great insiders tips
Museum of Fine Arts (Szépm?vészeti Múzeum)
Dózsa György utca 41. Tue–Sun 10–18. Mon closed. Admission Ft 1800 for the permanent exhibitions, Ft 2000–2400 for all exhibitions. Has one of Europe´s biggest collections of ancient Egyptian art, as well as some Greek and Roman sculptures. The Old Masters section includes works of El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. Also on Heroes Square, facing the Museum of Fine Arts is the
Dózsa György utca 37. Mon closed, Thu 12–21, rest of the week 10–18. Admission Ft 1900. Hungary´s most important museum for contemporary art. Only temporary exhibitions.
Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria)
Szent György tér 2. Tue–Sun 10–18. Mon closed. Ft 1200, Ft 2400 for some temporary exhibitions. Covers Hungarian art of all genres and epochs.
Hospital in theRockMuseum (Sziklakórház)
Lovas utca 4/c. Tue–Sun 10–20. Mon closed. Admission Ft 3600. Guided tours depart on the hour. There has been a vast system of tunnels under the Castle Hill for a long time, used for food storage and other purposes. During World War II, part of it was converted into an underground hospital with three wards, complete with own power supply. A nuclear bunker was added later and can now be visited, too.
House of Terror (Terror HÁza)
Andrássy utca 60. Admission Ft 2000. Mon closed, Tue–Sun 10–18. Opened in 2002 in the former headquarter of the secret police, this is a memorial to the victims of the Nazi-related Hungarian Arrow Cross regime and the Communist regime after WW2, some of whom have been tortured or killed in the basement of this building, where the cells can be seen. Much of the exhibition is in Hungarian, but audio guides in English are available. Better and less lurid than the House of Terror is the  Holocaust Memorial Center (HDKE) in Páva utca 39. Open Tue–Sun 10–18, Mon closed. Admission Ft 1400.
Hungarian House of Photography (Mai Manó House)
Nagymez? utca 20. Admission Ft 1000. Mon–Fri 14–19, Sat–Sun 11–19. The house, former home and workplace of Manó Mai, the imperial and royal court photographer of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is a sight on its own. Very good exhibitions of contemporary photography.
For further informations and directions please ask at the reception or check also http://www.museum.hu/
Hungarian State Opera (Magyar Állami Operaház) Andrássy utca 22. 5 minutes walk from the hostel. Budapest is proud of the most beautiful opera house of the world, in which the opening performance took place in 1884 after nine years of construction. The staircase and audience area of the Opera House are decorated with frescoes of the most important Hungarian painters at that time. The first director of the Opera was Ferenc Erkel, who was followed by the famous Gustav Mahler, and also Puccini introduced two of his operas in this building.