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Buda Castle

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District I / Buda
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Address: Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Destroyed by fire in World War II, this imposing 13th-century palace was...

Destroyed by fire in World War II, this imposing 13th-century palace was rebuilt with modern interiors while incorporating hidden walls and medieval structures that remained hidden over the centuries.

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Buda Castle district requires min. 2 hours. We walked the chain bridge and reaching the Buda side noticed that funicular line was long so we noticed the electric mini van shuttle... read more

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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Buda Castle district requires min. 2 hours. We walked the chain bridge and reaching the Buda side noticed that funicular line was long so we noticed the electric mini van shuttle service (which will be left as you walk off the bridge.) so took this service. Definetly avoid this, its a TOURIST TRAP. RIPP OFF. There are no signs for... More 

Thank starturkey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bit busy, but can get a nice walk up there. Lovely place, absoultely worth to visit. Not the cheapest place though.

Thank Brigi K
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Must visit in Budapest. Do not pay to get up there. You can easily walk..Nice museum great view. Nice walk behind the castle to connect with fisheremen castle also worth visiting!

Thank Anna-Maria K
Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Buda Castle is a must see when you are in Budapest! One can see on the other side of Danube river on the hill top. Looks brilliant whether you are near or from other side of the river bank.... With daylight or under light in the night. When you are near the top on the Buda castle.. this location... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Possible to see Hungarian soldiers on guard duty doing their marching and the beautiful hunting statue depicting various hunting animals There are also some good views over the Danube and Pest section from the river-side

Thank Davros97
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This castle has a lot of history and is a beautiful location for a picnic and day out. You can see the front of it from across the river as it faces down across the city from on top of the hill but there are gardens within the walls once you get into it.

Thank Clarissa M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Castle (or better Palace) is hosting several museums nowadays but gives a good idea how amazing life must have been in the 17th and 18th century. Even if you dont go and visit the Museums, just going up the castle hill and having a wonder around is just great, plus gives great views over Budapest and the parlament building... More 

1 Thank Markus S
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A truly impressive enormous castle at the peak of Castle Hill. Lovely gardens and horse statues. Very enjoyable!

Thank stephen s
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Is not typical castle in picture of typical, anyhow is still crowded and is possible to find here opportunity to explore bite of history, museums tour, but the combination of magnificent city overview and having a delicious diner too.

Thank Milan U
Pristina, Kosovo
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice tree-lined promenade for resting and enjoying the views. Beautiful monuments, statues, and ancient ruins. If you time it right you can watch the changing of the guards. Enjoy the gardens, history, art. There is a funicular but the line was long so I walked up. It is a good climb and would take a while for someone who is... 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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