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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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Description: 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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Great history of the city

The museum is situated in the old royal palace buildings and interestingly not only goes over several floors above the ground but also goes underground. This allows you to go back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is situated in the old royal palace buildings and interestingly not only goes over several floors above the ground but also goes underground. This allows you to go back in time and see the old architecture of the buildings overtime. I really enjoyed the old statuary pieces recently found. The other highlight was the bit of tapestry found... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Oh my, this one covers everything from Sisigmund the 1st to the fall of the Iron Curtain. It's quite a comprehensive museum in a lovely setting. If you're a big history nerd like me, plan on spending the bulk of the day here. It's worth your time.

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Gimel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited this museum on a weekend when it was in the mid 90s F every day and it was quite hot (and we are in our early 30s, not easily bothered by such things) inside. The audio guide was necessary to describe the exhibits but as mentioned by others the accompanying map is a little bit confusing. Also there... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We visited the museum for a couple of hours which was plenty for us and allowed us to see a good selection of things but perhaps not everything across the four floors. There is reduced price entry for students and you have to pay extra if you want to take photos. I found the first floor with the medieval statues... More 

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We entered from the left of the building rather then through the main entrance as others have commented on, but it was still clearly an entrance and meant that we'd been able to enjoy a stroll around the outside of the building first. The museum is spread over 4 floors and despite the map we were given when we entered,... More 

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Akaa, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Museum was at first interesting, it was nice to look old items, but when you getting downstairs, then it were much more than jus interesting. In the bottom level has a foundation of the original Middle Ages castle and those parts of the museum was for me, the most amazing place and give the museum its fourth star. You have... More 

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Rockville Centre, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We spent 3 hours in this museum and could have spent three days. It gives a great historical view of the development of the area dating back to the bronze age. The exhibits are outstanding and the explanations are in English. I wish I had more time. It is well worth the visit if you are interested in history.

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Xi'an, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Ignore the easily confused buffs, I also entered the wrong door, but will not blame the museum for that! This is a really modern, powerful experience that pays due homage to a glorious (or perhaps it should really be potentially/nearly glorious, damn those Turks!) past and a proud present having overcome hardship after hardship. Anyone visiting Budapest today must be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We entered from the front of the Palace on the far left hand side. This was our first mistake . This is because this is the side entrance and the Main entrance is round the back in the courtyard. We were then handed a leaflet of the layout (over four floors) and left to get on. This was more of... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Very surprising how nice this museum is. It covers the castle and you can see the original chapel reconstructed. There is a large selection of pre-historic items. A lot of information and photos of post-war Budapest, many old books and coins from medieval times. Really nicely done and a meandering tour that is very enjoyable.

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Address: Szt. Gyorgy ter 2 | Royal Palace "E" building, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 487 8800
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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