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Buda Castle

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Address: Szent Gyorgy ter 6, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Description: 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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very good - reminded me of palace area in monaco

Fisherman's bastion - very beautiful and impressive with st Matthias church etc the palace area however seemed to have been mainly taken over by libraries and museums

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fisherman's bastion - very beautiful and impressive with st Matthias church etc the palace area however seemed to have been mainly taken over by libraries and museums

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I came in the back entrance, closer to the Danube. I found the preservation of the castle remains well done and contained in a good space. The summary information available was good, if limited. Individual items are only labelled in Hungarian. I suspect if you came in the front and got an audio guide, it would have been better. But... More 

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped by Buda Castle but we never made it inside. We visited in wintertime when there are few visitors and the grounds are quiet and serene. You can take some great shots of the Danube and city from this spot. In the wintertime they sell mulled wine here ... a great way to start a tour of the grounds.

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a must see in Budapest.It is huge you can have a bit of a walk around, the view is stunning, especially when the lights come on in the evening. You can take stunning photos.

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Nice walk around it, nice views of Pest from Buda, compound is nice and touristy, Couple ofhours is all you need. Besides views, not much going on

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you haven't yet, put down Buda Castle as the top 1 attraction on your list of things to see in Budapest. Located right alongside the Danube river (on Buda side of course), it is a beautiful building, that you can walk up to, and even inside! I strongly recommend you spend sometime there and explore the palace!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After visiting Matthias church we walk parallel of Danube and we passed outside of Hungarian president house before we arrive to the historical castle and palace complex. Castle hill is the best way to have a romantic walk. The architecture and panorama are impressive, view from Buda side to Danube and Pest side is incredible especially at night. We also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We did this on a guided tour. Very lovely building but better with a tour guide. Great views across the city.

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Chicago, Illinois
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting to see the decor remains of Soviet Bloc at the Buda Castle. We were here March, 2013. There was a musical competition for teens from around the world. They performing throughout Buda Castle. It was lovely. c

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is where you want to go for a romantic walk, with great sights including panorama, and a marvelous architecture being consistently kept in a slight decay.

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Address: Szent Gyorgy ter 6, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District I / Buda

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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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