Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)

Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)

Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)
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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
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Neighborhood: Zugló
How to get there
  • Széchenyi fürdő • 2 min walk
  • Állatkert • 5 min walk
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  • Tigerlilly7777
    Hampshire, United Kingdom56 contributions
    Stunning Vajdahunyad Castle
    Simply the most beautiful,magically stunning castle. There's not a lot there but beautiful to walk around the castle and the area. Surrounded by some other smaller buildings & trees is a lovely peaceful area. We stayed mid November & have to say looks stunning surrounded by all the autumn winter trees. The castle is really gorgeous if you lovely historic architecture. There is a museum inside although we did not do this. we wondered around the grounds and out the back in a little stream and some Christmas huts put up ready for Christmas so had a nice mulled wine to warm us up. We also treated ourselves before hand to a little lunch over at the Varosliget cafe restaurant which over looks the castle and where the ice rink sits between during December. Stunning view of the castle & lovely food.
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 30, 2022
  • DuncanTCH
    East Greenbush, New York1,085 contributions
    Beautiful recreations in a lovely park setting for everyone to enjoy
    To be clear, Vajdahunway Castle and surrounding structures are not “old” by Hungarian standards. Build in 1896, they’re only 125 year old. But they’re beautiful and, situated in calming park-like settings, the are defintely a must see in Budapest. Clearly, locals love this area as they hang out all day and night in this area enjoy the views and buildings. The the structures themselves, while not 700+ years old, the wonderful to look at and playful to the eyes. Interior visits are not necessary…everything to see can be seen from the exterior. But it’s still a fund way to spend the afternoon.
    Written November 11, 2022
  • arshadmiantravelling
    Middle East711 contributions
    Beautiful Architecture, lovely grounds.....
    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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MichelleM
San Antonio, TX10 contributions
Jan 2023
The structure is a beautiful sight to see. We did not know anything about the castle prior to arrival, but I thought online comments about it raved about its history, scary factor, etc. We bought the whole package to see/do everything including a guided tour, but honestly it was disappointing when our tour guide did not greet us, just motioned for us to follow her up many flights of stairs with zero conversation. It wasn't until about 5 minutes after we reached the top of the tower she began to tell us a little about one side, then another, and so on. She talked maybe 5 minutes. We learned no one had ever lived there, it has always been a museum (of hunting, fishing and early man living conditions). It just was not what I had expected. The church was closed and many parts of the museum were empty.
Written January 26, 2023
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
May 2019
Vajdahunyad Castle is in the center of Városliget city park. Although the castle is fairly modern (1896), it is beautifully set in the landscaped park; its towers poking above trees surrounding the boating lake / skating rink. The castle was designed by architect Ignac Alpar as part of Hungary's millennium celebrations, combining Hungarian architectural styles from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period. Within the courtyard area are a Gothic castle, a Romanesque Church (Jak Chapel), a Renaissance / Baroque Palace, and several statues. The castle is beautifully lit at night and sometimes used for festivals, concerts and exhibitions at the Hungarian Agricultural Museum. Catholic church services are held in Jak Chapel at noon on Sundays March to October; the chapel is also a popular place for weddings. The Agricultural Museum is open 10am to 5pm, Tues – Sun (but closes an hour early 1 November – 31 March), with an entry fee of 1600 HUF (students and seniors half price). The courtyard is accessible at all times with no entry fee, except during a festival.
Written March 5, 2020
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Hamiczech
Ostrava, Czech Republic525 contributions
Oct 2021
It's probably hard to remember the name of the castle, but you can't miss it. It is located in the famous city park Városliget. Originally built of wood as a backdrop for millennial celebrations. The building is divided into 3 parts, each in a different style: Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance-Baroque. The Hungarian Agricultural Museum is now located in the castle building. The outdoor surroundings of the castle are freely accessible free of charge, there is also a restaurant with a nice view of the pond.
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Written March 19, 2022
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MikeT19278
San Jose, CA172 contributions
Oct 2019
My wife and I visited City Park on a rainy day, and the rain really started when we got to this Castle. The interesting part of seeing all these different castle types is that they wouldn't be present at the same time through history, but still, it's fun to see all these different architectural types in one place. I wish the weather had been nicer when we visited, as there seemed to be lots of interesting sculptures and gardens nearby.
Written April 13, 2020
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Alex
Hong Kong, China458 contributions
Dec 2019
Amazing park far from the city center.
1. The park is really nice, you can forget everything and relax once you step into the park.
2. There are lots of food stall there so you can enjoy meal there in case you have not dined for the whole day. The food is relatively expensive comparing to the food in the city center though.
3. The agricultural museum is filled with many exhibits, but it is really hard to find the entrance of it though as there are not clear indicators of where the entrance is.
4. The Castle is easy to reach, just take subway and you can reach there.
5. The scenery is wonderful once your reach the top of the castle. You have to pay extra if you want to reach there.
6. The architecture of the Castle is combined with many different architecture style, I spotted Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic style from different buildings inside the Vajdahunyad Castle
Written February 2, 2020
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Amy D
London, UK276 contributions
Jul 2019
This part of the city is very close to major museums and the Szechenyi baths so it is easy to get to. This castle was built temporarily but the people of the city loved it so much that it was built out of more permanent materials. The scenery there is beautiful and you could have easily spend a whole day, there is a church, you can explore the castle, gift shop, take a boat tour of the lake and relax in sun loungers around the castle
Written February 1, 2020
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MeMbro
Aberdeen, UK777 contributions
Mar 2022
I didn't go inside and looking at previous reviews it doesn't seem like you'd be missing anything. But walking along the park and admiring the facades of this castles it's like being in a fairytale. Get some mulled wine in the stall just before the entry, get a lil tipsy, and walk along the path around this beautiful construction.

Apparently there is not much history behind this castle, it was built at the start of the 20th century to showcase the historical evolution of hungarian architecture. It's mostly used for ceremonies, events and exhibitions.
Written March 4, 2022
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Sue S
Kingston, Canada310 contributions
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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traveller
6 contributions
Jan 2020
The castle was built in the 19th century, and was fabulous enough that you simply cannot stop taking photos. I was not interested in the agriculture, so I did not went into the museum. There is also a ice rink near the castle that you can do ice skating on the weekends, if you go there in winter. It opens at 10am, and you can get the gear rent there. For an Asian who seldom see snow or ice, it is worth doing the ice skating there.
Written February 1, 2020
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Tom J
London, UK1,462 contributions
Dec 2019
The Vajdahunyad Castle is located in the park between the Heroes Square and Szecheyni Spa. It is easily accessible by foot or by metro and is a stunning mixture of architectural designs. Originally built out of wood and cardboard in the 19th century but then proved so popular that it was built as a permanent installation out of stone and brick between 1904-1908. Walking across the moat and under the wooden gate has a really special feel to it with plenty of interesting sites in the grounds itself.

Definitely worth a stop if in the area and is a must see in Budapest!
Written January 11, 2020
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