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Buda Castle

Szent Gyorgy ter 6, Budapest 1014, Hungary (Várkerület)
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As featured in 3 days in Budapest
Ranked #25 of 238 attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Castles
Fee: Yes
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... more » 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. « less
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Dexter, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

One of the more beautiful castles I have visited in Europe. Such beautiful architecture. I wish we had a guide to give us more history as we toured it on our own with limited guidebook input. Rather disappointed that you couldn't visit the interior. The entire castle district is well worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The whole area in and around the castle is great to wander and it seems that around every corner there is something to be found.

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Perth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Buda Castle is actually part of a large site on the hill overlooking the Danube. It has been through many changes and rebuilt from ruins after the Second World War. Now it is a major cultural centre with the Budapest History Museum and Hungarian National Gallery among its attractions. It is well with doing a guided walking tour around the... More

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Boras, Sweden
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is such a great building in many ways, it is huge, and the gate leading to it is just beautiful! You are treated with a nice view over the city as well. We walked up to the hill and then walked around to see all the sites up here, and then took the bus down again.

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Mikkeli, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Worth a trip there but do not take the expensive lift (more than 1000 each way each person) to come there if your own foot are 2 wasted pieces. Just a short climbing will get you there free of charge.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 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 River. This is the site of of castles and palaces which have served as the... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Of all the sites that we seen during our day in Castle Hill we found the Palace to be underwhelming in comparison. Definitely worth seeing and the views from the lookout are fantastic but do not expect too much.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Öné of the best place in Budapest , my group liked it , our uncle Ben stayed in the district for 3 hours and decided tó prolong his Budapest trip due tothis

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The castle is beautiful and the location offers great views of the city. You can see views from both sides of the castle looking towards both the river and the inner part of Buda.

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Bournemouth England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

There is a funicular railway here although it is quite expensive when there are steps either side to walk up and a bus that will take you to the top in mins.. This walk was easier than the Gellert hill one

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