Hungary's most important fine arts collection is housed in the Museum of Fine Arts: the Old Masters Gallery boasts the largest collection of works by Spanish painters outside Spain as well as many pieces by world greats including Bellini, Brueghel, Correggio, Dürer, El Greco, Giorgione, Goya, Murillo, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian and Velasquez. Paintings by Delacroix, Gauguin, Monet, Renoir and Corot in the 19th century section make this too, a collection of international repute.
The Art Gallery, the largest in the country, stands on the other side of the square. It often stages important temporary exhibitions.
Vajdahunyad Castle (an ensemble of buildings on Széchenyi Island) brings together faithful replicas of famous buildings from historical Hungary spanning the ages from Romanesque to Baroque. The most imposing structure is the Vajdahunyad Castle (today in Transylvania, Romania), the Renaissance courtyard of which serves as a stage for concerts in the summer. The extraordinarily rich collection of the Hungarian Agricultural Museum (the first such institution in the world) was set up in 1986. The boating lake is a romantic spot in summer, and in winter it changes role to become the capital's top skating rink.
Széchenyi Spa is Europe's largest medicinal bath with thermal, steam and tub sections, a swimming pool and strand. The Transport Museum houses one of Europe's oldest collections detailing the history of transport.
Another establishment among the first of its kind to be set up is the 139-year-old Municipal Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the listed buildings of which are superb examples of Hungarian Art Nouveau. City Park has two other popular places of entertainment, the Municipal Grand Circus and the Amusement Park, the latter with a 100-year-old fully restored merry-go-round awarded a Europa Nostra Prize.