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Sandor Palace

District I / Buda
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Address: Szent Gyoergy ter 1 - 2, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number: 36 1 224-5000
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Budapest City Tour with Castle Hill Funicular and Boat Ride

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Worth watching changing of guard

This is the official residence of the president of Hungary. The palace was not open to the public when we were there but we arrived at the right time to see the changing of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2016
Edmund R
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were lucky enough to get here when they were changing the guards, which was interesting to see! I would try to google to find out the times so you can see for yourself.

Thank Jessica S
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

This is the official residence of the president of Hungary. The palace was not open to the public when we were there but we arrived at the right time to see the changing of the guard. Before the guards were changed, there were two sentries in sentry boxes outside the palace, one of each side of the main entrance. First... More 

Thank Edmund R
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

The palace is nothing special. I'm not even sure if you can go in. But the changing of the guard every hour is well worth then visit. They really make a nice show of it, especially kids will get a thrill out of it.

Thank Esthero1970
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We enjoyed our time here, visited a while back. It was nice to see the changing of the guards,the arched gate with the eagle on top, close to other attraction.

Thank MBB1952
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

For many years, the Sándor Palace has been open for the public every year in summer (at least at weekends) when the President went on holiday. Unfortunately, there is no such information on the web if the palace opens its gate for visitors this years. It would be worth a visit. At present the palace can be seen from the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This palace was built by between 1803 and 1806 by Count Vincent Sándor. It was ruined during WWII and was renovated in 1989. In in 1867 it was rented by the Prime Minister of Hungary. It was the official residence of the Prime Minister until 1944. Now it houses the president of Hungarian Republic, hence this building is nicknamed the... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is located near the Fisherman's bastion up in the Buda castle area and is where the President of Hungary lives. There are official looking guards outside who have a little changing of the guard that is fun to see. But other than the guards not much to see.

Thank 3RedDoxies
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We went to see the guard change , and after all we live in London we did not expected too much but they surprised us. During the change the soldiers did a very impressive show I have to say , if you like this kind of things definitely visit it. Cheat: if you wanna have a good sight a few... More 

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Trieste, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Aside from the change of guard, there isn't much to see...the building is quite plain in my opinion.

Thank Elisa P
Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

One of the buildings you can see at the top of Castle Hill is the Sandor Palace. This is the official residence of the Hungarian President and can be seen just beside the funicular upper terminus. This palace was originally commissioned by Count Vincent Sandor and built between 1803-1806. For much of its history, it was used as a government... More 

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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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