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Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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Address: Szechenyi Istvan ter 9, Budapest 1051, Hungary
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Takes up the north side of Roosevelt Ter.

The academies of science building makes up the north side of Roosevelt Ter. Just off the Bhain Bridge. This impressive building sitting on the banks of the Danube is responsible... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Bangkok, Thailand
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not to far from Chain Bridge is the Hungarian Academy of Sciences building. This is a grand looking imposing building that in my opinion is not one of the must go destinations to tick off on your list it is a magnificent looking building with intricate details and is in an area of outstanding architectural beauty. If your walking along... More 

Thank Neil K
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 17 November 2016

The academies of science building makes up the north side of Roosevelt Ter. Just off the Bhain Bridge. This impressive building sitting on the banks of the Danube is responsible for most of the countries research and development in the area of science.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

When we strolled along River Danube to the Parliament building, we found a beautiful building near to the Chain Bridge. The structure was Hungarian Academy of Science. As time was limited on our side, we just took a few photos on it and hoped to visit the interior of the building next time.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Hungarian Academy of Science is a superb looking building that although we never ventured into we were most certainly very impressed by this imposing structure.. It's in an area of outstanding architecture and if your a keen photographer you will love this wonderful building and this great area in general. Very easy to locate on Szechenyi Istvan Ter not to... More 

Thank Neil K
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

This may not be something you seek out but a walk along the Danube or across the Chain Bridge will bring you here. Take a minute to study the intricate architecture and you will see why it captures so much interest.

Thank McWett
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Reviewed 14 August 2015

This academy was built in 1825 in Neo Renaissance style. Count István Széchenyi de Sárvár-Felsővidék was an outstanding statesman, writer and a logician.He contributed a year's income to establish this academy. Hence, the academy faces his bronze statue affixed onto a stone base. On this base are four figures depicting the Count's four areas if interest.Minerva, the deity of wisdom,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Lovely building from the outside and, as my father in law is a physicist within the building, I have been lucky enough to go inside. It's a very interesting place. Hungary should be proud of the incredible discoveries made behind those doors.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is an historical building found at Széchenyi István tér not far from the famous Gresham Palace. This attractive neo-Renaissance style building constructed by Friedrich August Stüler between 1862-1865. However, unlike Gresham Palace, which is presently occupied by the luxury Four Seasons hotel, it seems the Hungarian Academy of Science can only be viewed from the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 24 January 2014

We were told that there's a possibility to get a guided tour in this lovely building, but alas, when we arrived, there was no tour available, so we ended up appreciating the building's lovely exterior.

Thank TheShis
Wiesbaden, Germany
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

The building is just to the right of the chain bridge. Absolutely beautiful exterior with gold lettering saying 'MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA. Would love to go inside next time.

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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