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Buda Castle

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District I / Buda
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Address: Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 1 458 3000
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Am iconic place

We had a very interesting trip around the outside of Buda Castle. We crossed the iconic chain bridge, went up the famous funicular (get tickets earlier if possible to avoid... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a very interesting trip around the outside of Buda Castle. We crossed the iconic chain bridge, went up the famous funicular (get tickets earlier if possible to avoid queuing) and joined Ursi the guide of 'free walking' tour; which works on a donation principle. The tour lasts 1hr 30 and is really enjoyable and informative. We learnt all... More 

Thank Loretta C
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This can be a very busy place so allow yourself enough time to wander around and note the craftsmanship in the stone work. It is magnificent just in size alone and can be seen from all parts of the city. I could have stayed for many more hours simply wandering and absorbing. The views are stunning especially on a bright... More 

Thank Barbara H
Aracena, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely old castle. A bit crowded, possibly because entrance is free.. there was a great Picasso exhibition featuring works I had never seen before in other exhibitions. Castle a popular destination and was a bit crowded but this didn't spoil the experience. Good restaurant for either a full meal or snack, reasonably priced.

Thank Maureen J
Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to visit on a sunny day. the views over the city and the river are amazing, and the garden surrounding the palace is lovely. I arrived by bus + walking.

Thank Irene S
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It`s impressive not only by it`s size and architecture , but also by the vibe that it transmits. A must see especially if you want to get a final reward by looking from above at the magnificent city .

Thank Emil Cristian H
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was lucky enough to visit on a lovely sunny day, so made it even better, the views over the city and the river are stunning. There is a lot to see and learn. And once you have done that, you can sit and watch the world go by with an ice cream.

Thank Maryrose2014
Naxxar, Malta
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Another Imperial castle. A large area with so much things to see. Massive terrace with spectacular panoramic views of the Danube and Pest.

Thank JoeMalta735
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went on the funicular railway up to castle hill and apart from the castle itself the views across buda and the danube were spectacular ,there is a whole area to explore with many great looking buildings.

1 Thank Alan I
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonder place not to be missed.This is part of the Budapest free walking tour which ends here after the stroll up the hill from Pest.Words cannot discribe the wonders of these buildings.

1 Thank MichaelHappyBuddha
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice castle with a nice Hungarian National Museum. Save yourself by taking the tram instead of the walk. Great place for panoramic view of the city.

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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 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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