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Gul Baba's Tomb (Gul Baba turbeje)

14 Mecset utca, Budapest 1023, Hungary
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Ranked #139 of 281 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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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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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I really wanted to see Ottoman remains in Budapest. But Gul Baba Turbe is not something special. It is just a small Ottoman style tomb. If you have been to Istanbul you have probable seen bigger ones in everywhere, it has a quiet interesting story though.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We departured a tram at the west side of the Margit bridge, but missed the signs to the tomb. This give us an opportunity to explore the part of the Rozsadomb hill with many beautiful villas around. We were at the site alone, but the guard opened the dome for us anyway. Views, and the silent atmosphere made this place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

One of the few Ottoman heritage that could survive. Amazing view of Budapest. Inside the tomb you feel the spirituality quite strongly. Gül (means Rose)Baba used to plant roses in Buda Hills. Thats why people named him Gul Baba.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

The grounds around it are in poor shape, but this is an interesting sight if you're in the area. The tomb seems to be closed now, but a sign on the door asks visitors not to walk on the carpets with their shoes, so perhaps it is open on particular days. Peeking through the glass it is difficult to see... More

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