The Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center presents gallery shows spanning the visual arts and photojournalism and showcases many of Robert Capa's famed documentary images. You can visit this top destination for arts enthusiasts and photographers by purchasing a same-day entry ticket on-site, or save time by prebooking passes. It's easy to pair a visit with stops at top attractions near Andrássy Avenue, including St. Stephen's Basilica, the Hungarian State Opera, and the House of Terror.
Things to know before you go
- Architecture fans appreciate this art nouveau building, featuring stained glass windows designed by Ödön Lechner.
- The cafés on nearby Liszt Ferenc Tér are ideal for a coffee and pastry; many feature outdoor seating.
- Seniors and students received discounted entry, and family passes are available.
- Entry is complimentary with the Budapest Card.
How to get there
Because of its central Pest location, the most convenient way to reach the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center is by metro. You can take the yellow M1 line—also known as the Millenium Underground—to the Opera or Oktogon stations. Hop-on hop-off bus tours also typically include stops along Andrássy Avenue and make it easy to visit the city's landmarks without navigating public transit.
When to get there
The Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center is open daily, but closed on major holidays. Visitors are admitted up to 30 minutes before closing time. Though there's really no bad time to visit, you can always stop by when it's raining, since the exhibition spaces are indoors. Check the calendar before you arrive to confirm if there are any special exhibitions, including shows that feature winners of the prestigious Capa Grand Prize.
Who Was Robert Capa?
Known for his wartime images and in-depth coverage of both the Spanish Civil War and Second World War, Hungarian photographer Robert Capa traveled the world and ceaselessly documented what he found. His accomplishments include photographing the D-Day invasion, receiving the Medal of Freedom, and co-founding Magnum Photos. He was killed while on assignment in Vietnam. Several of his most notable and rarest images are displayed at the Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center.
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