Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)

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Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)

Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Castles
About
Built in 1896 for the Millennial celebrations, this large complex houses 21 exact replicas of the most magnificent and historic buildings of Hungary.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Zugló
How to get there
  • Széchenyi fürdő • 2 min walk
  • Állatkert • 5 min walk
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Andrea
Milan, Italy239 contributions
Romantic Castle
Sep 2020
A beautiful castle with an unpronounceable name is not a real historical place, compare for example to Hungarian Parliament, but very nice to walk there or watch outside in the evening when the lightning is on. The castle looks very romantic. One of the most impressive monuments there is a statue of Anonymous. It looks kind of scary, but many people believe that it brings success to writers and students that need to pass exams. All you need is just to touch it - and that's it!
Written June 23, 2021
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Sebastian
Budapest, Hungary5 contributions
refreshing walk, awseome sights in the close area
Jan 2021
Nice spot close to the city center... certainly gotta be a great place in the summer time, I will visit the exhibition as well.
Written January 29, 2021
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redheded
Maitland, FL135 contributions
Enjoy the outside
Oct 2019
I would recommend to enjoy the outside. The inside is a museum but not super interesting. Frequently there are festivals with booths nearby and that's fun to visit.
Written September 24, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel29,425 contributions
A lovely, lovely castle.
Feb 2020
This modern castle never fails to impress.
Despite it being less-than-stellar during winter time, we returned to it, and enjoyed a stroll through its gardens and courtyards.
Written September 16, 2020
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Nicolai Sasso
Cologne, Germany223 contributions
Wow
Sep 2020 • Solo
Totally amazing entering the park and looking through the gate and enjoying the view and all the sbeautiful buildings
Written September 5, 2020
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sammie
29 contributions
fabulous place to visit
Sep 2019
its a great place to go for a couple of hours. its not far from heroes square and also the spa so you can tie this in with the other 2 to make a nice little trip out.
Written August 24, 2020
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania5,730 contributions
A copy ... built with a purpose ... but also much more.
Jan 2020
The Vajdahunyad castle in the Varosliget in Budapest ...an interesting sight and landmark, but few knew the history of it and the "why" in terms of it being built in Budapest.
So, first things first - it is a copy - the main inspiration for the building is the "Corvins Castle " in Hunedoara Romania , but that's only a portion , there are other elements copied from other buildings (e.g. the Clock Tower copy of the clock tower of Sighisoara also in Romania). It was built originally in 1896 for the celebration of a 1000 years of Hungary and the building in 1896 was built mainly from wood and had the purpose of putting together sights of Hungary in one place and this was the Varosliget in Budapest. Later in early 1900 due to its "success" and the request of the people of Budapest the wooden construction has been replaced with stone and concrete. So here is shortly the story of this replica.
Nonetheless - even that is a copy is a nice sight - and a lot of tourists who don't know its origins are very much impressed by the building and its decorations (and it makes sense - if you never been to Romania to see the originals you could consider this surrogate as an original building - not the case!)
Overall the place is interesting and bears a historical value - nowadays museums are functioning in the buildings , but also there are restaurants and cafes too.
Visiting is free of charge - there is an entrance fee to the museums.
So for those of you who are visiting keep it in mind , is not a historical building, is not an original building, it has different architectural styles because the buildings that had inspired this construction had different styles but it is build for a purpose that faded in the past 100+ years since it was built.
Worth visiting and it is very interesting - but I recommend to check out the originals in Romania (...Slovakia, Serbia, etc.).
Written August 1, 2020
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arshadmian786
Middle East709 contributions
Beautiful Architecture, lovely grounds.....
Aug 2019
Vajdahunyad Castle is a castle in the City Park of Budapest, very close to Hero's Square and the Budapest Zoo. The castle contains parts of buildings from various time periods, it displays different architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque, which are fun to explore.It is free to enter the grounds of Vajdahunyad Castle, so even if you do not wish to go inside the castle, where you can see lots of agricultural exhibitions and collections.
Written July 18, 2020
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NayiU
Banska Bystrica, Slovakia507 contributions
Amazing Castle
Jul 2020
This castle is located in the city park. Park is under reconstruction.
This castle is like from fairy tale. Go all way around to see it from all angles ... it is amazing
Written July 10, 2020
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Sue S
Kingston, Canada265 contributions
Free architectural exhibit
Mar 2020
This "castle" was actually a mishmash of architectural styles showing the evolution of Hungarian architecture. Unfortunately, we weren't able to go inside any of the buildings but the outdoor gardens and statues were interesting. On a positive note, there was no charge to walk through the outdoor gardens.
Written May 29, 2020
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