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“Underground Hospital”
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Ranked #18 of 478 things to do in Budapest
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 August 2012

Enjoyed seeing the underground hospital on the Budda side that was utilized during WWII and the revolution. It is somewhat difficult to find but worth the effort. It has not been open to tourist very long so I think the directions will improve with time.

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Reviewed 14 August 2012

I have just returned from a 7 week trip around Europe , UK and Ireland. Whilst in Budapest we had the good fortune to visit the Buda Castle Area which is very interesting and not at all what I expected. Budapest was a very pleasant surprise and this area if you ever visit is a must not miss experience. On our travel we found a quaint little Gift Shop called Yulla Creatives in an area know locally as Fortuna Passage and they were selling genuine hand crafted Hungarian Ceramic products that were not only beautifully hand painted but of a very high quality. Some of the Christmas decorations were exceptional and it made me feel very sad that Australians are so limited to cheap overseas reproductions when for the same money and in many cases less it was possible to buy absolutely beautiful items originally made and handcrafted. Why do we accept rubbish over quality ? The gentleman who runs this shop is called "Marko" and he is funny , witty and entertaining and if you actually bother to spend time in his shop you will find he knows an awful about the area as well. There is also an exceptional restaurant and bookstore adjacent to the Gift Shop. Just beware the area does have cobblestones so come well prepared with good walking shoes. The views from this area are spectacular and musicians play instruments I have never seen before (a piano like instrument played with sticks ) so it certainly opens up your senses and broadens the mind about what exists on the other side of the world.

For all the Australians contemplating a river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest or vice versa make sure you visit this area and be sure to drop in and see "Marko" and don't just walk in and walk out - that's very rude and a bit ignorant - have a chat to him and ask questions about his products and the area in general and I will be astonished if you do not walk out with at least one item.

I rate this part of our trip right at the top and we brought back some beautiful hand painted plates and a couple of Christmas Tree decorations and in all our travels we have seen nothing else like it.

Anyway Budapest is special. If you can also get to see their Parliament - its truly magnificent.

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Reviewed 14 August 2012

Everything about this place was about the rich and the prileged at time of need by the ordinary people. I was on a tour with a guide and had each room explained. The people that occupied these digs would have no understand of the regular public. The artwork and hanging carpets were outstanding. The ceilings unbelievable with the stories they told. A must see.

Thank DirtyHarry
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

now housing an art museum. Origionally built in the 13th Century. Rebuilt in neo-Baroque style in the 19th century. Rebuilt again in the 1950's from it's damage sustained during WWII.
Walking the halls of this amazing Palace one can only imagine the Pomp & Circumstance that happened here.

To take some amazing pictures of The Var (Castle) it is worth the climb up Gellert Hill (or take the bus from Moricz Zsigmond, Kor Ter) you will not be disappointed.

Also make sure to see the matthias Fountain adjacent to the wall of the Castle. The sculputre represents King Matthias with his royal falcon on a hunt while in the company of Helen the Beautiful.

Thank Suzi S
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Reviewed 10 August 2012

The Buda Castle stands imposing upon the Danube River and the Pest side of Budapest. The courtyards are very impressive.

Thank Kerol D
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