The Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galéria) is the largest public collection documenting and presenting the rise and development of the fine arts in Hungary. It has operated as an independent institution since 1957. The HNG moved to its present location, the former Royal Palace in the Buda Castle, in 1975.
Its permanent exhibitions are: medieval and renaissance stone carvings, panel paintings and wooden sculptures from the gothic period, 19th century paintings and sculptures, the art of Mihály Munkácsy and László Paál, 20th century art before and after 1945. If you only have time for one museum, the National Gallery is the ideal choice in an ideal location.