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Buda Castle

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Address: Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number:
3614583000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Destroyed by fire in World War II, this imposing 13th-century palace was...

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.

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Buda castle and the area in general is an architectural heaven definite must see with great views on to the Danube as well as being a lovely picture at night when lit up.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Buda castle and the area in general is an architectural heaven definite must see with great views on to the Danube as well as being a lovely picture at night when lit up.

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Gateshead, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This castle and palace complex built for the Hungarian kings and first completed in 1265 stands proud upon the southern tip of Castle Hill overlooking the River Danube and across Pest. It is a castle, not one I'd call traditional, which is superbly design with some beautiful and stunning architecture. We spent an afternoon up and around the castle complex... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views from outside the castle were nice, however, as was the walk around the grounds. Another discovery we made almost by accident.... getting lost on little streets. Suddenly, there was a castle.

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Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I highly recommend to visit the Castle hill just before sunset. It provides a stunning view on the city. Sunset + city lights, it's just awesome! You can have a walk among the historical buildings and walls of the castle. It has a nice vibe.

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Erding, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Caste palace is just a must see when you are in Budapest. Great architecture that gives you an impression how powerful hungary has been in old times.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly, the return ticket for the cable car is 1800ft (6 euros). Don't spend this unnecessary money. Instead, take bus 16 (at clark Adam ter, opposite the road of the cable car) to Disz ter and go downslope to the national gallery (around 7 mins from bus stop) and the buda castle is just beside the gallery. If you are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did an afternoon walk around the castle, which is organised using the Budapest Card. The guide was excellent and the tour was very informative. There is a lot to see not only the castle but also within the castle area. I recommend the walking tour, which is free with Budapest Card.

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Kolding, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice castle in the middle of Budapest. If you like history and castles, you shouldnt miss this one for sure.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a majestic castle sitting on top of a small hill. A lift can send people to its foot. I visited on the national day of Hungary, so I didn't get to get up. It would offer an amazing view of the whole city. Recommend to go up and take a small tour.

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Thank Rachelle W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area has a lot more to see than you would emagin there is a small town with hotels up on the hill

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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 events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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