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Address: Szent Gyorgy ter 6, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number: 003612019082
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Destroyed by fire in World War II, this imposing 13th-century palace was...

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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Nice looking not a traditional castle sense as we know it

Buda castle is very nice looking perched up high. It is not a traditional looking castle as we would know it in the UK. It is now an art gallery and as I hate art we didn't go in... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Buda castle is very nice looking perched up high. It is not a traditional looking castle as we would know it in the UK. It is now an art gallery and as I hate art we didn't go in but is worth looking at just for the building on the outside.

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Thank Laura G
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 966 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many people get confused between the overall castle which is very nice and the Palace within the castle. Buda Castle is very nice but to me the Palace, while very attractive, is best viewed from a distance where it dominates Castle Hill. The best parts of the overall castle are Matthias Church, the Military History Museum and the various lookout... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I take the hop on hop off buses during all my vacation to Budapest (i have only 2 days there)., with a valid ticket for 2 days (extra discount for students) The castle is free to see it outside And of course it has amazing view to Danube and to the whole city. 1000% to go

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make that castle, not house, though this once was the royal residence. Buda Castle houses the Hungarian National Gallery, a fine arts museum in the center of the building, beneath the dome. Wings of the castle are under restoration and are not accessible. There are restaurants along the walkways on the grounds, and ramparts jutting toward the river that once... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Budapest is a very lovely city, full of cultural and old buildings. If you are visiting one of the places you really must see is the Buda Castle. Amazing statues and panorama.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Buda Castle was a bit of a walk from our hotel, but worth it. Once there, we took the funicular to the top. Turns out the walk up there wouldn't have been to bad, but it was a pretty warm day. Great view of the river and city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is better to take the tram up to the palace and thane walk all the way back. From the top you have excellent view of Pest side especially Chain and Liberty Bridges. Beautiful palace and the castle area with many places to visit. There is a coffe shop and souvenir street sellers. There was a Picasso exhibition in July... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably the most beautiful and sprawling castle ever. You can literally spend days there visiting all the attraction and museums the castle can offer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Buda castle is just one big gallery. Stay and hour or stay the day. My son and I went for the Picasso exhibit and my mouth was open catching flies And entire gallery of Pablo Picasso. I think with the exchange it came to $20.00 USD per person. Great investment

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very impressive building on the Buda side. Along with the castle is the National Gallery with great views, the Fisherman's Bastion and other sites to enjoy.

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