Budapest Art Nouveau tour with a historian guide
Attractions & guided tours

Budapest Art Nouveau tour with a historian guide

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£36.00
Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Discover the Royal Postal Savings Bank designed by Ödön Lechner, also known as the Gaudi of Hungary, and discuss the interior design elements of the entrance hall
  • Admire the facades and interiors of the Gresham Palace, once an office space and luxury apartments, today Budapest’s most luxurious hotel
  • Visit an Art Nouveau museum and coffee house to explore the common motifs of Hungarian Secessionism
  • Learn about the use of tiles that Hungarian Art Nouveau became famous for outside the Thonet House
  • Examine the various Asian motifs and elements employed by designers, as a reference to the eastern origins of Hungary
What to expect

Budapest is so full of Art Nouveau that it is impossible to see it all in one day. However, this intro tour will take you to the best examples in the center of Pest. Art Nouveau was popular and trendy all over Europe between 1880 and 1914. In Habsburg Austria, they called it Secession, but Hungary had its own version, the 'Hungarian Secession'.

During your tour, you will see the Palace of the Royal Post, which was designed by Lechner himself and contains many Gaudi-esque elements. Travel to the Gresham Palace, which started out as office space and luxury apartments for nobility, but is now the best luxury hotel in Budapest. Since both these buildings allow visitors, you will be able to gaze upon the beautiful outside and inside of these striking Art Nouveau buildings.

Your tour will also feature the original interior of a flower shop, as well as a department store, bank offices and a beautiful Art Nouveau museum (and coffee house). Admire the Zsolnay ceramics found on the interiors, roofs and, facades of Hungary's best Art Nouveau structures. These famous ceramics are created in a factory in Pécs and have been used all over Europe!

Your guide will also show you the Asian motifs and elements in decoration. This style was popular all across Europe, but many Hungarians felt it symbolized their easter origins as well.

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What's included
  • 3-hour walking tour
  • Historian tour guide
What's not included
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation
Where

Budapest, Madal Cafe, Alkotmány utca, Hungary

Meeting point:
Meet your guide outside of Madal Cafe.
What to remember
  • This tour has a minimum of at least 2 guests during booking, with a maximum of 12 guests per tour group
  • You will take public transportation to travel throughout the city. Your guide will help you to purchase Budapest Tram and Metro tickets if you do not already have a visitor pass
  • Entrance fees to locations during your tour are not included and will be paid directly to the locations: House of Hungarian Art Nouveau: 1000 HUF per person (approximately 3.50 USD) Orthodox Synagogue on Kazinczy street: 2000 HUF per person (approximately 7.00 USD)
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Provider
Insight Cities
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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