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Petofi Literary Museum (Petofi Irodalmi Muzeum)

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Address: 16 Karolyi Mihaly utca, Budapest, Hungary
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An interactive place for Petofi fans

Sandor Petofi was a passionate young poet who during his short life (he died at age 26, presumably in battle) created an enduring literary work that motivated the Hungarian people... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2016
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 21 May 2016

Sandor Petofi was a passionate young poet who during his short life (he died at age 26, presumably in battle) created an enduring literary work that motivated the Hungarian people during the rebellion of 1848 against the Austrian domination. His poetry continues to be taught and recited today. This Museum was established by governmental decree in 1954, but a collection... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

It was a wonderful visit not just because I got to know about Hungarian literature, but the staff were really nice. Kids will also have a good time. I highly recommend everyone to visit this museum.

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Reviewed 8 January 2016

Interesting. The World War I exhibit is worth the price of admission. Some translations in English but mostly a Hungarian only museum. On-site restaurant in the courtyard is good for evening dining.

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Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

I love that museum. It has two main exhibitions available in English. One is about Petofi, a major Hungarian poet, and the other Fust. The scenography is interesting and it has a nice little garden. Totally underestimated.

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Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this museum, as I love old books and manuscripts. Unfortunately the vast majority of museum text (explanations, histories, etc.) was only in Hungarian, making it impossible for most visiting tourists to understand. Additionally, on the day of our visit all members of staff were particularly unfriendly. They were following us around very closely and... More 

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If you want to treat your camera to some amazing scenery, Gellért Hill is a must on your itinerary. A funicular journey from the Chain Bridge along the hillsides provides a fast connection between Buda and Pest, hoisting visitors to panoramic vistas. Once on top of the hill, you’ll find the Citadel dominate the landscape with its imposing 19th century construction, a site that’s hard to keep your eyes on without being distracted by the phenomenal view over the Danube and the eight bridges crossing. Once on Gellért Hill however, one mustn’t miss the famous Gellért Baths. Budapest is renown for its thermal waters and its baths, and the Gellért Baths are housed in an impressive art nouveau structure. Its interior design, with its many mosaics, recalls the preceding relationships the city has had with healing springs and saunas, traditionally used within this neighborhood since the Ottoman Empire.
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