This museum, inside the Royal Palace, is a treasury of Hungarian art history, from the country's founding the present. The collection holds more than 10,000 pieces, which makes a visit overwhelming if you don't have a plan. The permanent collections include medieval and Renaissance stone carvings, Gothic woodcarvings and winged altars, Renaissance and baroque art, and 19th-century sculptures. If your time is limited, then head straight to the more modern collections: 19th-century Hungarian paintings, 20th-century art before 1945, and the collection of works by the 19th-century painter Mihály Munkácsy. Also worth seeking out are pieces by József Rippl-Rónai, a Hungarian legend. His canvases are the best examples of Hungarian Postimpressionism and art nouveau.  Perhaps this unair-conditioned building is not the most ideal site for an art museum, but you'll be rewarded for trekking through itwith some fabulous Danube views from the windows, as well as great art. Be aware that not everything is labeled in English. The free guided tours, offered on Thursday and Saturday at 11am, will go a long way toward putting things into context.