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Gul Baba's Tomb (Gul Baba turbeje)

14 Mecset utca, Budapest 1023, Hungary
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Ranked #157 of 295 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: The final resting place of Gul Baba, Muslim dervish and member of the Bektashi order who died after the capture of Buda in 1541, is an ornate burial chapel with many religious items and Turkish rugs on permanent display.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Way, way, way off the tourist trail Gül Baba türbe (tomb) is a fascinating place to visit which gives some insight into the history of Budapest when it was occupied by the Turkish. It's a short but steep walk up Gül Baba Utca (street), itself a charming, attractive and atmospheric place to visit in a run down sort of way;... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I visited the tomb in late October. I arrived by car with a local so I cannot vouch for how easy or difficult it is to find it. The grounds are a little bit in disrepair in places, although there are some beautiful ceramics on view, with Islamic inscriptions. The building housing the tomb was in very good condition and... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

You need to climb up and walk on cobblestones so please be mindful about the type of shoes you wearing. When you finally reach your destination you are out of your breath. Having said that the whole place has a magnificent view to the city. At the entrance there is a plaque explaining in detail who Gul Baba was and... More

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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A bit of a hike, as we walked there from Matthias church, and certainly off the beaten track. Fortunately we had good instructions in our Lonely planet guidebook as I didn't see any direction signs for the tomb. Interesting piece of Turkish history and a lovely, peaceful spot.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

In a time where some Hungarians are bent on erasing their multicultural identity, it is almost a relief that some monument still remain from the Ottoman period in Hungary. The Gül Baba mausoleum (Mecset utca) is the northern most pilgrimage site for Muslims and in this way is a must see as the really the most protected Turkish monument in... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We have some time to kill during our last days in Budapest, so we decided to get lost on the Buda side. I had heard about some picturesque neighborhood called Gül Baba, so we gave it a try. The mausoleum is fine, but the surroundings lack maintenance a bit. Only few people go there, because apart from Margit Island and... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The place is well worth the visit. I suggest you access it via Gul Baba street, which is quite interesting by itself, reminding one of those lovely streets you may see in Istanbul. The tomb is a very peaceful and relaxing place, where you can spend some time relaxing, reminiscing, reflecting and all that. Moreover the place is not overcrowded... More

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Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Take tram 4 or 6 to Margit Bridge station, no matter from what side. When getting out, stand with your back to the Danube. You will see that the big street the station is on goes on for a while and then hits a T-crossing, the big street going left and right. But if you go straight on, in continuation... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I was just looking for some attraction in Buda and as we had already seen the Buda Castle multiple times we had thought it would be nice to go elsewhere next time. We had only known the name, I looked that up and went up there. It is relatively easy to find once you have a map (lack of signs... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Was a nice place to visit, a travel back to time. The place could do with some more maintenance. It would be even better.

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