Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau Architecture

The Art Noveau ("New Art" in French) was a popular style of art between 1890 and 1910, known as Jugendstil, Modernisme and Secession. In Hungary it was quite popular; some of the country's most famous architects designed buildings in this style. Some of them were inspired by traditional Hungarian decorative designs, Transylvanian traditions, or Far East (Indian or Syrian) style. Here are 15 of the most famous ones.

Thonet House, Budapest (Ödön Lechner, 1890)

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(via Irenne56/Indafoto )


Museum Of Applied Arts, Budapest (Ödön Lechner and Gyula Pártos, 1893-1896)

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Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

(via Groume/Flickr, Julizehn/Flickr and mararie/Flickr)


Lindenbaum House, Budapest (Frigyes Spiegel, 1896-1897)

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Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

(via Nóra Mészöly/Flickr)


Institute for Geology, Budapest (Ödön Lechner, 1898-99)

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Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

(via vendegvaro, patriotaeuropa)


Postal Savings Bank, Budapest (Sándor Baumgarten and Ödön Lechner, 1901)

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Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

(via Egykor and 'Művészet' Magazine, 1902 )


Cifra Palace, Kecskemét, Hungary (Géza Márkus, 1902)

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(via Espiritu/Indafotó and tourista/Indafotó )


Bedő House, Budapest (Emil Vidor, 1903)

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Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

(via Nóra Mészöly/Flickr )


Gutenberg House, Budapest (László and József Vágó,1905)

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(via Kovács Veronika/Lásd Budapestet)


Gresham Palace, Budapest (Zsigmond Quittner, Laszlo and Jozsef Vago, 1907)

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

(via Épülettár, Egykor and Wikimedia Commons)


Gellért Baths, Budapest (Artúr Sebestyén, Izidor Sterk and Ármin Hegedűs, 1909-1918)

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Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

(via Karen Warren and Gellért Baths )


Árkád Bazaar, Budapest (an old toy store, by László and József Vágó, 1908 )

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(via Kovács Veronika/Lásd Budapestet)


Palace Of Culture, Targu Mures, Romania (Marcell Komor, Dezső Jakab, 1911-13)

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

(via Wikipedia)


Fasori Reformed Church, Budapest (Aladár Árkay, 1913)

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

(via Kovács Veronika/Lásd Budapestet and Civertan )


Vocational Secondary School Of Tradee Of The 8th District (Béla Lajta, 1909-1913)

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

(via Lajta Archive)


Wekerle estate (Károly Kós, 1908-1925)

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau Architecture

Why Budapest Is Famous For Its Art Nouveau ArchitectureS

(via We Love Budapest, Wikimedia Commons and bvaamosi )