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Address: 14 Mecset utca, Budapest 1023, Hungary
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The final resting place of Gul Baba, Muslim dervish and member of the...

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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Rare remnants from another particular period of Budapest, but closed till 2017!

This is the tomb of Gül Baba (Rose-father), a Bektashi dervish/soldier/poet who lived there at the beginning of the 16th century, when Budapest was controled by the ottomans. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Mehm Y
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Montreal, Canada

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Montreal, Canada
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is the tomb of Gül Baba (Rose-father), a Bektashi dervish/soldier/poet who lived there at the beginning of the 16th century, when Budapest was controled by the ottomans. I wanted to visit the interior of the garden at least, but unfortunately, in December 2015 the tomb was closed to visits due to "restauration and archaeological works" until 2017! Apparently, the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten track, but not entirely remote, this could be an absolute gem of an attraction if it was better looked after. The shop was closed and pretty derelict when we visited, but the tomb is in good condition. This must have been a very impressive spot in Ottoman Times. The garden could be spruced up with a bit... More 

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Turin, Italy
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Gul Baba's tomb is one less known spot so the place is quiet, not crowded, and fascinating as it's one of the last standing memories of the Ottoman Empire in Budapest. I think that in spring the smell and bloom of the roses -it was early march so they weren't bloomed yet- would be great.

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ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Gul Baba was a poet and a soldier in the army of Suleyman I. He came to Hungary in 1541. He was very close to the Sultan. He died during the Turkish Siege of Budapest and his coffin was carried by the Sultan himself. It was not until 1543–48 that a tomb was built over his grave by the third... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It's exotic athmosphere is undeniable! Beautiful painted tiles on the wall, nice panorama to the Danube. It' s a little bit hidden, but search for the golden moon (on the top of the round tomb). It's need to be restored, they're going to do it this year. You have to walk some staires from Mecset utca. You can walk from... More 

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Budapest
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you decide to go off the beaten path or you have quite some time in Budapest and would like to visit a site that most don't visit the tomb of Gül Baba. I have lived over 2 years in Budapest before going there last time just to find the only (cobbled stoned) street that was too steep to climb... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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108 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Must visit this attraction when the roses are blossoming. Nice and quiet spot in Buda side. you need to walk a little to get there, but not difficult to find it.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I always heard the story of Gul Baba from friends who visited Budapest, finally got to see his tomb. Gul Baba might be more interesting to Turks, Turkophiles, and who have some connection to Sufism or Ottoman history. This place is located very close to the Margit Bridge, however there is some steep hill to get there. We started the... More 

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Kuopio, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

If you want experience a true mystical place, you should visit this tomb. Near the Margareta bridge is a great turkish restaurant with extremely friend staff.

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Adana, Turkey
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

An interesting tomb from Turkish times in Budapest. It is one of the most important building from Turkish Times.

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