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  • Excellent55%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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About
Destroyed by fire in World War II, this imposing 13th-century palace was rebuilt with modern interiors while incorporating hidden walls and medieval structures that remained hidden over the centuries.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
Website
+36 1 458 3000
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 November 2014

There doesn't seem to be an option to write about the Labyrinth of Buda Castle as a separate attraction which it is. I had read about it online and it seems to be a little hidden gem as when we asked for directions from our...More

9  Thank Samantha S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Buda Castle, also known as the Royal Palace, is included in the Budapest UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most important historical attractions in the city and can be easily found perched atop Castle Hill on the Buda side of the Danube...More

5  Thank BradJill
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Great spot with amazing views and great history. Plenty to see in this area including the fisherman's bastion, house of Houdini, the Labyrinth to name but a few

Thank 61Dave
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took a family trip this summer, and this castle was on the list as a must-see. It is an impressive castle, built high up. The day we were there, the elevator was broken, but we were able to walk up a combination of steps...More

Thank MelissaMSA
Reviewed 5 days ago

What views from here spectacular Good food around the castle and sovenier shops A great must see place

Thank Julezbabe
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Buda Castle is a lovely, impressive palace on Buda Hill. You can get up to the castle by a funicular if you do wish but I walked up. The palace houses several museums. There are spectacular views of the Danube and the Parliament from Buda...More

Thank 765lesliel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A visit to Castle Hill is a must when one visits Budapest. It is easily accessible, take a metro to Deak Ferenc metro stop. From there hop on Bus no 16. This bus could take you to the furnicular ride (stop at Clark Adam Ter)...More

Thank AlexMalaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The art museum is an unexpected amazement! There are some tremendously well done pieces in a variety of styles - many have studies with the masters, and it's evident.

Thank gleelyrunning
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle is all grand and has many things to do within but the reason I rated it 5 is when we looked at during night. It's magnificent! the castle lighting comes alive and transforms it a breathtaking sight! The best part, it doesn't cost...More

Thank Rusty1908
Reviewed 1 week ago

Up on the hill. a wonderful place to visit. allow lots of time. We went in the afternoon and it was VERY busy. Mornings are supposed to be better. Stunning views of the river and city below.

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice, peaceful visit, only viewed the outside and would have been nice to have some more info about its history on site. The way down from the castle was more enjoyable than the way up via funicular.

Thank O9306VBalexandram
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a road trip around Europe and stopped in Budapest. We took a Hop on - Hop off bus to the top of the hill to go see the Buda Castle. It was a great price and it took you to all the...More

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Nearby
District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
...More
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happydays715
3 August 2018|
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Response from 1stprinciples | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around the Castle Buda grounds for free but if you want to enter the museum there is a charge. The charge is determined according to a number of factors. Look on the website.
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fishfools
22 June 2018|
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Response from Shrinkingworld | Reviewed this property |
It's a short very enjoyable walk, plenty to see, make sure to visit the hospital in the rock on the other side, well worth the effort!
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Don84101
18 June 2018|
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Response from April L | Reviewed this property |
I use Maps on my iPhone. The walking directions and public transportation directions work amazingly well.
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Profguy
18 March 2018|
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Response from mike G | Reviewed this property |
HI, there is no need to book a tour. The Castle is open for visits and the grounds and old town are open to anyone who wants to wander. Granted you may get more inside knowledge with a guide but have never found these offers... More
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Haninka13
25 December 2017|
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Response from JLC-mtl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, this is the way we did it and it is totally worth it.
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