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Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)

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Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)

2,385 Reviews
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Vajdahunyad var Varosliget, Budapest 1146 Hungary
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TheShis wrote a review Sep 16
Tel Aviv, Israel29,255 contributions3,307 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Nicolai Sasso wrote a review Sep 5
Cologne, Germany225 contributions23 helpful votes
Totally amazing entering the park and looking through the gate and enjoying the view and all the sbeautiful buildings
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Date of experience: September 2020
sammie wrote a review Aug 2020
28 contributions10 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Tiberiu_Baranyi wrote a review Aug 2020
Timisoara, Romania4,337 contributions4,449 helpful votes
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.).
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Date of experience: January 2020
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arshadmian786 wrote a review Jul 2020
Middle East718 contributions274 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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