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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
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Well it is quite the incline to get there to visit Castle Hill and the Castle. You can do by foot( up and up), funicular ride but expensive or taking the bus on the Pest side numéro 16...what ever you do once you are at...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Lakecomo16
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although we didn't enter we watched the changing of the guard (happens hourly but not with the band, etc. like Buckingham Palace-there are only 2 guards). The interesting story is between the president and prime minister. The president is said to be .ore of a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LW811055
Reviewed 3 days ago

WOW! This castle is really gorgeous and worth the visit to see it. Also check it out from the Danube river at night.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Glen U
Reviewed 6 days ago

Most imposing building from the Pecs bank of the Danube, reached by bus, funicular or, as I did, on foot. Great views from the top. Doesn't really fit the normal description of a castle but is a worthwhile exhibit of Budapest's history, architecture and development....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank FairCityFrasie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery, picturesque - instagram material. Staff there not to keen to help or explain. Definitely easy to go around without their help though

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank thehappygreek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here and its absolutely wonderful. When you are at the foothills, just take Blue Bus No 16 (pay cash Ft450 per person to the driver) and you will be up there. Forget about those who offer you special bus tour of €4 to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank adriadchoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to visit the castle in between going on a walking tours. The castle its self is free to visit. But there are certain view points that you have to pay extra for, only around £3 its worth it tho. I got the official...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank taybogpenn
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up to the Buda Castle through the gardens on the south side. There you will find it less crowded (at least it was for us) and be treated to old turrets and Medieval stone walls. Very nice!! The Castle grounds and gardens are...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Ottawatraveller547
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This complex of buildings looks most impressive from afar but it’s honestly not that amazing up close which is a bit disappointing. It’s definitely worth a visit if just for the spectacular views it permits of the Pest side of the river. Certainly at night...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ecivda
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful castle with beautiful grounds. At the highest point can view most of the cities. Very good displays that are labeled and explained very nicely, wouldn’t bother purchasing the audio for this tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
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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
...More
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Pepperooney
May 3, 2019|
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Response from anis961 | Reviewed this property |
Hello you can wander on your own but also you can find at Tourism office in Budapest offers of specialized tours with guide
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Pepperooney
April 30, 2019|
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Response from dt2dd | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, the grounds are open every day and evening. As for going into the castle there are booking times available but you can access the grounds during the day and night, 7 days a week. The view from the castle is... More
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happydays715
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Maria P | Reviewed this property |
I think there's a fee to get in the castle although we didnt get in we just watch the view
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