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Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)

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Address: Vajdahunyad var | Varosliget, Budapest, Hungary
Phone Number: 1 4220765
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Built in 1896 for the Millennial celebrations, this large complex houses...
Built in 1896 for the Millennial celebrations, this large complex houses 21 exact replicas of the most magnificent and historic buildings of Hungary.
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Budapest Tour with Optional Danube River Cruise

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Amazing Castle

This beautiful castle was built for the millennium of Budapest. It was built over a man made lake that in the winter is the largest ice skating rink in the world. Another fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This beautiful castle was built for the millennium of Budapest. It was built over a man made lake that in the winter is the largest ice skating rink in the world. Another fun fact, in the back of the castle, on a ledge, stands a Bella Lugosi statue (just his head), the original Dracula - who was Hungarian, and no... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I expected way too much from this after seeing it online. It is only average and seems to be more of a tourist attraction. it has buildings in different styles and a gift shop Located around Heroes Square, a park and the zoo it a place to wander only if you are in the area. The park is lovely though!

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Trieste, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Splendid park also for running or staying in the week-end for local people. Castle is particular with inside the agricultural museum. Beautiful flowerbed with lot of tulips of differents colours

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Blessington, Ireland
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This castle looks like from the fairy tale. Even with all people around, the atmosphere was magical. The whole area with the Zoo and Baths is worth to visit.

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Bayville, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It's a very nicely maintained fake fairy tale castle, a mixture of famous buildings and traditional styles from all over Hungary. To walk around the ground is free, but you need to pay to visit anything else. You can go inside the agricultural museum to see the main building, or you can climb the tower, to have a bit better... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Now a museum of Hungarian farming. Surrounded by a dry moat, that is probably iced over in winter. The trees need cutting as they spoil the photos you try and take.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This castle looks like it is from a fairy tale, and I can only imagine how amazing the large skating rink is like in winter. Make a point to visit this castle if you are up near the city park and the Hero's Memorial.

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california
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We saw the castle after going to the hero square. It is a great place for photo op bec of the architecture. Didn't get much history from it. We walked around the park.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We walked around the park and found this pretty place, its really nice looking but there is no information about it upon arrival and no map over the grounds wich makes the visit quite random. And when we were there they had decided to empty the water out and make up a construction site around it. Which took away alot... More 

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Drammen Municipality, Norway
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Looks so charming and movie like. At Easter they have a small fare with small shops selling all kinds of small stuff from lokal cheese to embroidery and palinka. Lovely place for a walk.

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