Museum of Christian Art (Kereszteny Muzeum), Esztergom

The Christian Museum is the largest ecclesiastical collection in Hungary; it conserves European and Hungarian works of art from the period between the 13th and 19th centuries.The permanent exhibition of the Christian Museum is situated on the second floor of the Primate's Palace in Esztergom-Víziváros, on the bank of the Danube river.The extensive collections of Hungarian, Italian, Dutch, German and Austrian paintings make this museum the third most important picture gallery in Hungary. Many works of art come from the territory of present-day Slovakia in which area part of the archdiocese of Esztergom lay at the time of the formation of the collection . Besides late medieval and Renaissance works of art — including the Calvary Altarpiece by Thomas of Coloswar, the Lord's Coffin from Garamszentbenedek, and the Passion scenes by Master MS — the baroque and modern collections, the collection of the decorative arts, and the collection of prints and drawings are significant.
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  • Sure you need to be interested -- but you can see some of outstanding alatarpieces of XIV and XV century and other christian painting even some of italian painters you'll find the museum down of...  more »
  • ​I have seen MORE than my fair share of church art museums, since it is my area of interest. I have been to The British Museum, The Byzantine Museum in Athens, the Prado, the Borghese Gallery, the...  more »
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  • Very-very precious creations of art, but prepare for at least a 30-60 minute-load of preaching.
  • Great museum with amazing christian painting from different eras. Sadly you have to pay to make photos :(

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