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Gul Baba's Tomb (Gul Baba turbeje)

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Address: 14 Mecset utca, Budapest 1023, Hungary
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The final resting place of Gul Baba, Muslim dervish and member of the...

The final resting place of Gul Baba, Muslim dervish and member of the Bektashi order who died after the capture of Buda in 1541, is an ornate burial chapel with many religious items and Turkish rugs on permanent display.

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Of course as a turkish I have visited many times in my previous travel to budapest. Thats why , and as some reviewer wrote that it was under construction this time I did not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2016
Suleyman A
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Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

When I went there it was all open. The statue, the terrace and the tomb were a very interesting witness to the Ottoman heritage of Hungary. I hope that I will be able to see it again next year. It is a shame that it is shut at the moment but I look forward to an even better visit when... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Visit it bevause of its terrace, but the tomb itself is under renovation for almost a year. This decreases the experience a lot...

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Thank LaVidaEstupenda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Major refurbishment going on. Place is closed. You can get to the statue and take a picture with it. If that's your thing then go for it, otherwise save yourself the mild climb and wait till mid 2017.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Of course as a turkish I have visited many times in my previous travel to budapest. Thats why , and as some reviewer wrote that it was under construction this time I did not visit. But next time if the construction be finished I will visit again.

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Thank Suleyman A
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is the tomb of Gül Baba (Rose-father), a Bektashi dervish/soldier/poet who lived there at the beginning of the 16th century, when Budapest was controled by the ottomans. I wanted to visit the interior of the garden at least, but unfortunately, in December 2015 the tomb was closed to visits due to "restauration and archaeological works" until 2017! Apparently, the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten track, but not entirely remote, this could be an absolute gem of an attraction if it was better looked after. The shop was closed and pretty derelict when we visited, but the tomb is in good condition. This must have been a very impressive spot in Ottoman Times. The garden could be spruced up with a bit... More 

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Gul Baba's tomb is one less known spot so the place is quiet, not crowded, and fascinating as it's one of the last standing memories of the Ottoman Empire in Budapest. I think that in spring the smell and bloom of the roses -it was early march so they weren't bloomed yet- would be great.

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ISLAMBAD PAKISTAN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Gul Baba was a poet and a soldier in the army of Suleyman I. He came to Hungary in 1541. He was very close to the Sultan. He died during the Turkish Siege of Budapest and his coffin was carried by the Sultan himself. It was not until 1543–48 that a tomb was built over his grave by the third... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It's exotic athmosphere is undeniable! Beautiful painted tiles on the wall, nice panorama to the Danube. It' s a little bit hidden, but search for the golden moon (on the top of the round tomb). It's need to be restored, they're going to do it this year. You have to walk some staires from Mecset utca. You can walk from... More 

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Budapest
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you decide to go off the beaten path or you have quite some time in Budapest and would like to visit a site that most don't visit the tomb of Gül Baba. I have lived over 2 years in Budapest before going there last time just to find the only (cobbled stoned) street that was too steep to climb... More 

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