Budapest’s Art Nouveau Tour – Book a Day Private Sightseeing tour in Budapest

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Sightseeing
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Walking
What to expect?

In the company of a historian, come to grasp Budapest’s distinctive and elegant Art Nouveau constructions by visiting the finest examples of this specific style that represented the city’s newfound affluence and cosmopolitanism at the turn-of-century

This introductory tour takes you along some of the Art Nouveau highlights in downtown Pest, the two most important buildings of which are no doubt the Palace of the Royal Post, designed by Lechner – a very frivolous and Gaudi­like design –, and the Gresham Palace, today the number one luxury hotel in Budapest but at the time built by the founder of the London Stock Exchange Lord Gresham as an office space and a series of luxury apartments for Hungarian nobility.

 

Other stops on this walk include a flower shop which still has its original interior, a department store, several bank offices and a small but exquisite Art Nouveau museum/ coffee house – a wonderful private initiative. You’ll examine a series of ceramics from the renowned Zsolnay factory in Pécs, a town in the south of Hungary. 

 

Another routine Hungarian Art Nouveau feature is the use of Asian motifs and elements in decoration, a reference to the supposed eastern origins of the Hungarian nation, although we also discuss the European­wide Orientalism that influenced Art Nouveau. 

 

Highlights:

 

  • In the company of a historian, come to grasp Budapest’s distinctive and elegant Art Nouveau constructions by visiting the finest examples of this specific style that represented the city’s newfound affluence and cosmopolitanism at the turn-of-century
  • Explore the Palace of the Royal Post, designed by Lechner – a very frivolous and Gaudi­like design –, and the Gresham Palace, today the number one luxury hotel in Budapest
  • Take in a flower shop which still has its original interior, a department store, several bank offices and a small but exquisite Art Nouveau museum/ coffee house
  • Examine a series of ceramics from the renowned Zsolnay factory in Péc
  • Come to grasp Art Nouveau design elements and the European­wide Orientalism that influenced Art Nouveau
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Location:
Hungary, Budapest
Duration:
3 hours
Product ID:
2439
Language:
English
The price includes
3 hour guided walk in the company of a historian
Cancellation policy
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Meeting point
1051 Budapest, Dorottya utca 1, Hungary
Supplier ID
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