Széchényi National Library

Széchényi National Library, Budapest is the biggest and most comprehensive library in Hungary, founded in 1802.

The National Széchényi Library of Hungary was founded in 1802. It owes its establishment and name to a highly patriotic Hungarian aristocrat, Count Ferenc Széchényi. In the rear wing of the Royal Palace, facing the Buda side is the Széchényi National Library of Hungary.

The biggest and most comprehensive collection including some surviving manuscript books from the time of King Matthias Corvinus. The legendary Hungarian Renaissance king (the parchment manuscript books are called “Corvina”, as the ensign of the king was the raven, which is “corvus” in Latin). Many of these were digitalized to prevent deterioration and to facilitate historical research.

Szechenyi National Library, backside, Budapest

Széchényi National Library Address

1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 4-5-6.

Széchényi National Library entrance fee

HUF 1200

Széchényi National Library Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday: 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 20:00
Friday: 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday: Closed

Széchényi National Library Transportation

Bus: 16 – Stop: Dísz tér

Szechenyi National Library entrance

Lions Gate to the Szechenyi National Library

Image Gallery of Széchényi National Library


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