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Budapest History Museum

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Address: Szt. Gyorgy ter 2 | Royal Palace "E" building, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 487 8800
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Permanent collections at this prestigious museum include the Medieval...

Permanent collections at this prestigious museum include the Medieval Royal Palace of the Buda Castle, Budapest In the Middle Ages and Gothic Sculptures from the Royal Palace of Buda.

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Hard work but worth it

I have rated this museum, not for what we were able to take in during a half day visit, but for the massive collections and other parts of this museum we did not manage to visit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Ocean View, Australia

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Fontanieres, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When visiting the sights of Budapest and the Royal Palace do not overlook this little gem, it will not disappoint and you will learn a little more of the history of Budapest.

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Norfolk County, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was more interesting than I expected. There are castles built upon castles and you get to walk through and see the excavation while learning a bit about the history of who ruled Hungary when. It was a great exhibit and visually beautiful. One thing I would recommend is to wear a t-shirt, it was very hot in there.

Thank Lex81
Ocean View, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have rated this museum, not for what we were able to take in during a half day visit, but for the massive collections and other parts of this museum we did not manage to visit. After a fascinating time on the second floor looking at the prehistoric and ancient history of the Budapest area, we looked around for the... More 

Thank Dojii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

After you make it here through the beautiful surroundings of the Palace take you time, the windows are even wonderful to look out of and take photos!

Thank Frank S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a brilliant museum telling the total history of Hungary. The artefacts in the ground floor exhibition of very early history are amazing, huge quantity of exquisite gold objects ( if you are British and have seen the much celebrated Staffordshire Hoard then ,sorry but this collection is a thousand times better!)

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This history museum takes you down into the area beneath the current castle, where you can see ruins of the medieval castle that once stood on this same site. It was fascinating. Good signage in English. The chapel is gorgeous! Don't miss it. This was my favorite part of Buda castle. (And reasonably priced, too.)

Thank Dawn371
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

In general I found this museum rather disjointed, both in navigation and content, which was not assisted by preparations for a wedding on the top floor. My favourite location, despite wondering if I was supposed to be there, was down underneath the building in the old castle areas, there you can feel the history of Buda Castle. Other than that,... More 

Thank RCM337
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This is one massive museum and I loved it. It was packed full of amazing artifacts and informative posters. Came away feeling I'd really learned a lot about Budapest and it's history. It has several levels that are dedicated to the history of the castle and you have the opportunity to explore what once was the lower levels of what... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It's located in the Old Castle. It's a Huge facility. To do it justice, one should take a multi hour tour. It's on multiple levels, can get disoriented. Barbarian, pre Roman, Roman and of course Magyar History abounds.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I may have done something incorrectly but the museum appeared to me as confusing to navigate. Additionally, the museum seemed to focus heavily on the church history, which was pretty good in my opinion, but then moved into antiquities and old pots, pans, sculptures, etc., and it didn't flip my switch. It was inexpensive so I don't mind paying for... More 

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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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