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“Now an art museum with a great view” 4 of 5 stars
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Buda Castle
Szent Gyorgy ter 6, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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Budapest Tour with Optional Danube River Cruise
Ranked #22 of 405 things to do in Budapest
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Destroyed by fire in World War II, this imposing 13th-century palace was rebuilt with modern interiors while incorporating hidden walls and medieval structures that remained hidden over the centuries.
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“Now an art museum with a great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Buda castle is now not a castle but houses the Hungarian art gallery. Admission to the permanent portion of the art gallery is free with the Budapest card.

The Hungarian art gallery was quite good but the icing on the cake is the visit to the dome and the view from the balconies. The view of the Danube and Pest from this spot is stunning. Use the card for just these views.

Visited July 2014
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“Buda - the quiet half”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

After the hustle and bustle of Pest, Budapest is a quiet viewpoint over the Danube and Pest not to mention the oft overlooked rest of the city to the West. Start off up the funicular - fun quaint and saves those legs. Take a one hour tour on a Segway from the Tourist Office by St Mattius church. They use off-road X2s which smooth out the cobbles a treat. Come back down on the 16 bus and have a drink at The Sailors inn

Visited August 2014
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“Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Beautiful place. A must go for tourist. Great place for some nice views and to look at some really beautiful architectures.

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“Good Castle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Buda Castle is a place well worth seeing. The design is attractive and it's sits perched on a hill with good views of the city.

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“Visit the castle with the Hop On Hop Off bus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A good way to see the castle would be to take the Hop On Hop Off bus tour (starting point at Erzsebet Ter). The bus passes many historical land marks, where you can decide if you would like to alight, view the attraction and get on the next bus. We did not stop at any of the earlier stops but made the 1st stop at the castle. Beautiful castle with nice photo opportunities. From the castle you are able to see the beautiful city of Budapest, with the Danube River, Chain Bridge and the Parliament Building. Spent at least 2 hours there, including the wait for the next bus, as the place was packed with tourist who came to visit the castle.

Visited June 2014
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