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Buda Castle

Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 458 3000
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national gallery” (140 reviews)
“history museum” (40 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
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+36 1 458 3000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We actually went to the Children's Train all morning and on the bus back we jumped off early and walked the the castle on the uphill side so it was all a down hill walk back to Budapest

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The weather was really hot, but still decided to walk up to the castle. You can take the funicular railway, or little electric cars, but it was a pleasant walk, if literally breathtaking. The view at the top didn’t disappoint. We didn’t go into any...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Buda castle and the surrounding area is excellent.Nobody should leave Budapest wirhout going there.You need 3-4 hours to see everything and there is so much to see

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Like many places in Budapest, this Castle also disappionted me from interiors, while the exteriors are world class. So no need to pay through your nose to visit the interiors, where most of the time some exhibition would be going on, putting extra pressure on...More

Thank Arvind S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent a day visiting many sights on the Buda side of the Danube including the castle. It is well worth allowing time to look around taking in the history of the area.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Budapest’s castle is a must visit tourist attraction, the views and ice cream at the top of the hill is a must see/do. Trams and busses to the castle are cheap and easily accessible, all drivers and helpers speak good English and are open to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You could easily spend a day up here wandering about the castle buildings and its environs. The museum has some wonderful artifacts and displays.

Thank David W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth visiting and spending some time. Centrally located and a lot of bars and restaurants fairly close by .

Thank michieg121
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there in the day... it was so so. Saw it lighted up at night... much better! Overall, average compare to a lot of amazing buildings in Budapest.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth going and seeing famous Buda castle when you're visiting Budapest, but as we were in summer, in June, it was very hot and the railway leading to Buda castle was not comfortable, although the railway is very beautiful itself, old and lovely...More

Thank Mariam E
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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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fishfools
June 22, 2018|
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Response from Shrinkingworld | Reviewed this property |
It's a short very enjoyable walk, plenty to see, make sure to visit the hospital in the rock on the other side, well worth the effort!
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Don84101
June 18, 2018|
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Response from April L | Reviewed this property |
I use Maps on my iPhone. The walking directions and public transportation directions work amazingly well.
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Profguy
March 18, 2018|
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Response from mike G | Reviewed this property |
HI, there is no need to book a tour. The Castle is open for visits and the grounds and old town are open to anyone who wants to wander. Granted you may get more inside knowledge with a guide but have never found these offers... More
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