The Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, which comprises the immense centre block of the Royal Palace (Wings B, C, and D), exhibits Hungarian fine art, from medieval ecclesiastical paintings and statues through Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque art, to a rich collection of 19th- and 20th-century works. Especially notable are the works of the romantic painter Mihály Munkácsy, the impressionist Pál Szinyei Merse, and the surrealist Mihály Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry, whom Picasso much admired. There is also a large collection of modern Hungarian sculpture.
Labels and commentary for both permanent and temporary exhibits are in English. If you contact the museum in advance, you can book a tour for up to five people (or more for an additional cost) with an English-speaking guide. Note that there's a charge to take pictures (1,600 HUF) or film video (2,100 HUF) inside the museum. 1,400 HUF; special exhibits 3200 HUF. Tues.–Sun. 10–6. Metro: Várbusz (5th stop from M2: Széll Kálmán tér).