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Address: Varhegy, Visegrad 2025, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 26 398 101
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The historic stronghold, built between 1245-1255 A.D., guarded the Royal...

The historic stronghold, built between 1245-1255 A.D., guarded the Royal Crown for more than 200 years.

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Beautiful views and nice historic building

We walked up to the citadel from Viseagrad, there's a simple little path to follow, is a little steep and rocky in places but only took about 30-40 minutes. The views from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Superjelly
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Olen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The castle itself is OK but not great. The best thing about it is the magnificent view over the Danube, which says a lot about the castle itself. It seems poorly restored using ugly orange bricks. There are a few exhibition rooms that show some history, but like the rest of the castle it's a good try at best. Also,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst it provided stunning views of the Danube, I think it is slightly overrrated for the price. Most of the information is in Hungarian, so you won't get much of a historical perspective if you don't understand the language.

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Thank Sophie W
Dorset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We walked up to the citadel from Viseagrad, there's a simple little path to follow, is a little steep and rocky in places but only took about 30-40 minutes. The views from the Citadel are lovely and the castle has some good historical areas to look at. Our visit in the Citadel itself lasted approx an hour.

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Thank Superjelly
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The view from the castle was amazing, the ruin by itself was a little bit disapointement - some walls were restored by amateurs and it looks poorly done. But the view is worthy 😊

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The citadel offers a number of outstanding views. The castle is quite impressive. Unfortunately many of the descriptions are not available in English.

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Thank Sandro A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

I came here on a drive through the countryside. Easy drive up the mountain to the citadel. There are amazing views of the landscape and Danube from inside the citadel. There's a wax museum which I skipped. And a few small historical exhibits. You don't need more than 30 minutes here.

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Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

If you make the hike up...there are several trails...then the castle and the views are even better. Partially reconstructed. Fantastic views of part of "the bend" in the Danube.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Part of a Danube Bend tour. Quite a lot of steps and the climb was a bit steep for some of the older travelers. Nicely preserved and worth a visit. Some gift shops at the base.

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Thank Dianne S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

It is a must, if you are around (even if you are in the capital, you have to come and visit it ). Plan at least 1.5 hrs for the visit. You can see vax historical figures, animals and the can learn easily the history of central Europe. There is an entrance fee, card is accepted.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We took a bus from Szentendre, which takes about 45 minutes. We got off in the village for a drink before heading up the hill to the fortress, past the palace ruins and the tower. It started to rain once we got onto the trail, it was muddy and slippery so it took a bit longer to get up. The... More 

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