National Archives of Hungary

National Archives of Hungary

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Neighborhood: District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
How to get there
  • Széll Kálmán tér • 6 min walk
  • Déli pályaudvar • 8 min walk
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Gabriel H
Bellaire, TX7,015 contributions
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Apr 2016 • Couples
The National archives of Hungary are centrally located in the Castle Hill area in Buda. It is the repository of all historical documents in Hungary, including governmental documents, city and departmental archives, microfilms of parish registries, letters of historical importance, old charts, etc. In addition to this location, there are two additional locations in the Capital area and regional archives in each department/province. First created in 1723 in Bratislava (Pozsony), then capital of Hungary, the collection moved to its present location in 1785. Housed in a neo-Gothic building of majestic proportions, this three-story edifice is beautiful inside and outside. The elegant gate takes you into a wide staircase and n arched hallway that opens to both sides of the building, Great halls open from this hallway and the staircase continues on both side of the building until reaching the top floor. Marble floors and columns, great frescoes, beautifully decorated walls and dozens of sculptures throughout the building tell various aspects of Hungarian history. The roof is made of ceramic tiles made at the Zsolnay porcelain factory in Pecs and are of the same style and quality as those that cover Matthias Church and a couple of the museums in Pest. If you are researching Hungarian history or your family tree, this is the treasure trove. Access is relatively easy, although you have to register and play by the rules. Much of the collection can also be accessed online.
Written May 28, 2016
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,281 contributions
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Apr 2019 • Solo
The very imposing building of the National Archives is located on the Bécsi Kapu square in the Castle district. The edifice built in a romantic, historical style and the roof covered with beautiful colored tiles made at the Zsolnay factory in Pécs. Currently, this is the main attraction because it cannot be viewed inside. Once if six people applied for a visit, sooner or later they had a setup time when they were allowed to enter. Since all of my friends were working that time, and me too, it would be challenging to collect six people, who would be available on this tour on a weekday. So, I just gave it up. Once I found a webpage with photos of the inside of this building and it was stunningly beautiful. Now, I couldn't even see this website anymore. What I can't understand, why do they have to keep it as a top secret what a hidden treasure we have there? Why do not we have the possibility to see it at least on pictures?
Written May 24, 2019
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Deborah W
Laguna Carapa, MS18 contributions
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Aug 2017
Beautiful exterior but was closed. Would of loved to tour the inside. Hopefully on our next trip th Hungary it will be open
Written June 18, 2018
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,177 contributions
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May 2019
National Archives of Hungary contains records from 1000 years of Hungarian history. The Archives was established in 1756 in Pozsony (then the capital of Hungary), moved to Buda in 1784 and relocated to its present (main) building in 1923. The massive neo-Gothic building has rounded window arches, embellished gables and beautiful colored roof tiles. The main entrance is a neo-Gothic porch, with receding arches supported by slender columns. The interior has neo-Gothic elements such as pointer groin vaults, colored tile work and frescoes of medieval knights and saints. Unfortunately, the Archives were severely damaged during WW II (1944-45) and the 1956 uprising, but the building was restored. The Archives are open 8.30am – 5.45pm (Tues-Thurs) and close early at 2pm on Mon. and Fri. There is no entry fee.
Written February 21, 2020
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Marie A
Maumee, OH1,311 contributions
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Apr 2019 • Friends
As you enter the Palace Hill, to the right, is the National Archives of Hungary. The tiled roof is astonishing and should not be missed. I did not tour the inside and it sounds like I missed a lot.
Written April 2, 2019
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA24,137 contributions
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Jul 2017 • Couples
At one end of Buda Hill by the Vienna Gate is The National archives of Hungary.
It is the repository for most of Hungary's historical governmental documents, city archives, parish registries etc. So, if you checking out your Hungarian family tree or researching local history, this is the place for you. Just register at the desk and obey the rules. The original building was severely damage during WWII, most of the restoration was completed by 1961 in the neo-Gothic style. Only in the 1980's was the beautiful Zsolnay ceramic tile roof installed, it is the same as that covering St Matthias Church.
As you enter through the main doors, ahead of you is a magnificent wide staircase, surrounded by marble floors and graceful columns leading into many quite halls. Unfourtunatly we could only enter the main lobby as the rest of the building was closed for some reason. Just outside the main doors is the bus stop where you can catch the bus back to the center of town. There is also an interesting statue and German Church you can look at while waiting for the bus.

TIP: Much of the Information can also be accessed online.
Written June 19, 2018
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swarthofole
Bucharest, Romania171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
I think this is the most underrated building in Budapest, but in my opinion it should be better promoted cause it has beautiful elements and the main access street is really astonishing.
Written July 25, 2017
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Sanctipetri
Oslo84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
The building itself was the attraction for me, but for those with special historical interest, for example research into family background, this is the place, with staff who can help you.
Written May 19, 2016
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Hocico
Frankfurt, Germany24,075 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Solo
Very impressive building - which is not that old. It is right at the beginning of the castle hill - when you come from the subway (Széll Kálmán tér). It is very nice to look at. There is also a guided tour and an exhibition through the archive. I liked both very much.
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Written April 1, 2024
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Johnny D
Gothenburg, Sweden9,385 contributions
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Sep 2023 • Solo
A beautiful building that houses the National Archives of Hungary. Wasn't inside the building but from the outside it is beautiful to look at. Beautiful ceiling. Take a look, it can be recommended to do.
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Written October 3, 2023
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