Art Nouveau Budapest
What to expect?
On our Art Nouveau Budapest tour I show you the most impressive Art Nouveau buildings of the city. Besides visiting the most well-known examples of this architecture style and admiring breathtaking stained-glass domes and ceramic roofs, you will also have the unique opportunity to discover beauties of Budapest that are hardly found in guide books.
4 hours minivan or walking* tour
minivan tour up to 4 people: 52000 HUF or 175 EUR + entrance fees
walking tour: 32000 HUF or 105 EUR + entrance fees + public transport cost
(for a group of more than 4 people please contact me for a quotation)
Highlights visited on the Art Nouveau Budapest tour:
Postal Savings Bank – the most amazing roof in Budapest
Bedő House and Secession Café
Gellert Hotel and Spa
Art Nouveau villas
Is this the perfect tour for you?
YES, if you love architecture, especially Art Nouveau style
YES, if you have already seen the highlights of Budapest and now want to discover some hidden gems as well
YES, if you love taking photos of buildings and extraordinary details
My tours are always tailored to your needs and interest so do not hesitate to let me know your special request when you contact me.
Art Nouveau or Secession period in Hungarian architecture was brief but very productive. At the turn of the century, in the mere twenty years before the First World War several hundreds of Art Nouveau buildings were built in Budapest.
In the stormy history of Hungary this was an exception, a peaceful and flourishing period. Thanks to the economic up-turn, money was available for costly public buildings so architects received one commission after another. The most emblematic figures of the Hungarian Art Nouveau were Ödön Lechner (architect), Vilmos Zsolnay (ceramic art) and Miksa Róth (stained glass and mosaics) and a lot of others.
On our Art Nouveau Budapest tour I will show you the most beautiful Art Nouveau buildings of Budapest, such as the Royal Postal Savings Bank (today the Treasury), the Museum of Applied Arts, the Geological Institute, the Gresham Palace(today Four Seasons Hotel), the Gellert Spa Bath, the Bedő House and other buildings. We look around in an Art Nouveau café (it is also a museum) and if you feel the need of a break we can have a coffe or cake in this very unique atmosphere, furnished in Art Nouveau style.
The Art Nouveau Budapest tour is available as a walking or minivan tour. As the buildings we visit are far away from each other, I suggest the minivan tour. In this case we can include more sites in the tour. Certainly, we get out of the car at each building we visit.
If you would like to take a walking tour, we will use public transport.
We will set up the route of the tour together at the beginning of the tour, depending on the location of your hotel as a starting point. Of course, if you have already seen any of the buildings we will skip those ones and add others, I am flexible.