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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 Royal...

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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Big suprize. Must see for art lovers!

We where in the Budapest for the weekend, and decided to have a look at the Palace that has quite an dominant presence. To your very pleasant surprise we where rewarded with some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Peter H
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Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich, Switzerland
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We where in the Budapest for the weekend, and decided to have a look at the Palace that has quite an dominant presence. To your very pleasant surprise we where rewarded with some exquisite art and paintings by Hungarian Masters that impressed us extensively. Highly recommend and visit! There is an Cable car-Tram service, so you don't have to walk... More 

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Chicago, IL
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142 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Touristy, but very informative. THE place to get an overall portrait of Budapest's history. Great views of the Danube/Chain Bridge/Gellert Hill from windows inside the museum.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is located in an excellent place, the Buda Castle, where you'll have a view of the Danube and Budapest's skyline. The museum is quite interesting, with pieces of art and history of the city.

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Thank Komator
Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

You do learn a lot about the history of Budapest, but due to the fact that this is basically a castle, the basement is rather chaotic. I much preferred the collections on the 1st floor where the history of the city is given chronologically. Having wasted too much time trying to find my way around the basement and unaware that... More 

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Thank Maltrueno
Medvode
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice view from the castle to the surroundings. Take a walk around the Buda castle, see the other interesting building (Parliament, Chain brudge...).

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london
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Finding the museum is the first thing - its a bit tucked away. The main entrance is in Wing E on the ground level where there is disabled access but it looks like this is only for the floors from the ground level upwards; the lower levels are definitely not wheelchair accessible as there are many steep stairs to deep... More 

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Fontanieres, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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 November 10, 2015

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.

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Thank Lex81
Ocean View, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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 

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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!

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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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