Buda Castle

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Buda Castle
4.5
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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.
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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.
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,379 contributions
Amazing area
Jul 2021
The Buda Castle is actually a large complex of buildings, monuments, museums, lookout places offering amazing views over Buda, Pest and Danube. It definitely worth a visit even if currently there is a lot of reconstruction work going on.
Written July 30, 2021
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Berťa Denk
Bor, Czech Republic4 contributions
HORRIBLE CASTLE IN RECONSTRUCTION WITHOUT TOILETS
Jun 2021 • Family
DON’T GO THERE. We arrived here on the 6th of july at 9:15 and then found out it opens at 10 AM, se we had to wait. The castle is being reconstructed, there is a lot of noise, and all the toilets are private. It feels depressing here and it’s nothing to see here. Highly don’t recommend!
Written July 6, 2021
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel29,425 contributions
A magnificent caslte,
Feb 2020
This breathtaking castle is much better viewed from the Pest side of Budapest, especially after dark, when it is dramatically illuminated.
However, strolling through the castle area and atriums is a must when you visit the Buda side of town.
Written September 13, 2020
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Kristina
Belgrade, Serbia53 contributions
Beautiful castle and area around it
Dec 2019
One of the places you just have to visit during your stay in Budapest. Beautiful castle and area around it. The view from Buda Castle is amazing. Still can't decide if I like it more when I am in the Buda Castle area, or from the opposite side of the river where I can fully see it. Take enough time to explore both options, it's totally worth it.
Written September 2, 2020
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holidaymaddd
London, UK1,005 contributions
Interesting, could be better
Aug 2020
We took the funicular up, and walked down. We went to the history museum at the castle and were practically the only tourists there (the castle site is now an art museum and a history museum). We didn’t have a very long time and were advised to see the history of Budapest on 1st floor. It is a series of summary extracts in English and Hungarian over the 1,000 years of history. This included a small amount on WW2 and communism.

We enjoyed the history but this museum could be so much better. It really didn’t help that the air-con was not on, which made the museum pretty hot.

Go, if you are a history fan (like me), otherwise consider giving it a miss.

The outdoor area is really beautiful.
Written August 31, 2020
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Traveller8071
France2,015 contributions
Nice walk and interesting architecture
Aug 2020
Budai Var is nice area to walk and visit from outside when being in Buda side. You ll see several architectures and designs. View to Danube river and Pest city is as well beautiful
Written August 23, 2020
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Alessandra F
Arisdorf, Switzerland268 contributions
Worth the visit and the view
Jul 2020 • Family
We took the electric car as we were with two kids being one of them 4yo, to grant we could see everything! It is one option worth considering in our case. It costs 5euro per person and you can hop on and out every 10min. We went back on foot though as we stayed longer and the service was over. It took us 7min to walk down with kids. We visited the castle gardens and had great views of the city from there. Really nice! We also managed to see the change of the guards twice which is simple but interesting, specially for the kids.
Written July 29, 2020
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arshadmian786
Middle East709 contributions
Stunning Views, Rich history
Aug 2019
Besides the monuments, you get a breathtaking panorama of the Danube with the Chain Bridge and the Pest side of the city on the opposite side of the river.The views are very similar to those from Fisherman’s Bastion. And being connected to the Chain Bridge, the palace complex is breathtaking at night when the overpass and the Castle are lit up.

Be sure to also take a trip on the fully restored historic Castle Funicular Railway, which departs from the Buda end of the famous Széchenyi Chain Bridge and deposits travelers in the heart of the Castle District.This entire historic landmark is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and can be explored either on your own or as part of an informative walking tour.
Written July 18, 2020
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NayiU
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia507 contributions
Nice place
Jul 2020
This is really nice place to walk and visit some art museums ... just be aware there is a lot of construction work going on right now.
Written July 10, 2020
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Hana S
Prague, Czech Republic19 contributions
Architectural wonder - seen from the outside
Jul 2020 • Family
We went to the castle via garden and bazar beneath it, nice walk. The castle itself is mesmerizing, interesting architecture. Eventhough the facade is a bit chipped and damaged, it's a miraculous sight to see. Even more beautiful in the evening when enlighted (plus the weather is not that hot anymore). We haven't seen the museum. Definitely worth visiting and worth of being in UNESCO cultural heritage list.
Written July 9, 2020
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