Aquincum Museum, Budapest

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Learn about life at the frontier of the Roman Empire at Aquincum Museum. Located on the edge of the empire, the city of Aquincum was an important administrative and military center. It was part of the elaborate border protection system designed to keep barbarians out of the Roman world. Visit the museum to take in the city's history and explore one of the largest archeological collections in Hungary. The neoclassical main building is surrounded by partially reconstructed ruins that give you a sense of the city's layout. You can also see a fully reconstructed Roman house. Take a guided tours, which are given in English, French, and German. Be sure to book your spot in advance. Plan my day in Budapest using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Very beautiful place. I agree with previous reviewers that especially for lovers of ancient history. Are the animations for the children (you can fight with the Gladiator). Is the place for fun for kids-where they can for example. to construct the ancient pitcher did lay out the puzzle. You can also dress up as the Roman/nkę (for free). The service is very friendly and helpful! The same Museum of well designed, though not knocks, especially after visiting the Carnuntum, Austria. Aquincum is definitely bigger, but in Carnuntum better reconstructed Roman buildings. But surely Aquincum is worth a look. A ticket is a 1600 HUF (about 20), children do not pay. The ticket shall also be valid within 30 days to the admission to other museums in Budapest, as (write name) Castle Museum, the Municipal Picture Galery, New budapest galleries.
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  • For tourists from weekend is definitely a tinsel accessory and annoying this visit and do not recommend to anyone who is not motivated or does not have sufficient cognitive and physical resources. Very easy to get there by train (if you do not have to pay any subscription fee), it is impossible not to see him since before the stop there you go ahead and there is no other. If anything, careful to cross the road in the right spots. Remember back go on the right side of the platform to catch the train that takes you back to the Center (we bring you ten minutes to return to the city). Entrance paid 1500 guilders (anything), all-encompassing the whole visit and not solo....la very nice lady has tapped the receipt to the ticket and he said that with the same I could get in for free at one of the other three museums (and so I did with the Budapest History Museum, one inside the Castle, which alone costs 2000 florins). Wide area ... well kept and rich. The Museum is rich and magnificent with a setting that enhances the exhibits ... below are the ludic-educational part dedicated to children (of course their young, not fine tourists that are penalized by language). The attention to small there is also a play area in the Park, with garden-themed games. There are some reconstructions of environments within the area of the ruins (beautiful than the private bathroom), there is an exhibition space dedicated to the emperor Hadrian, but the highlight is the vast funerary furniture collection that shows the sarcophagi and tombstones of the Romans around one side of the excavations, a rough guess at least 500 metres .... Unlike complained from someone there are also places to hide and stay ... interesting explanations and illustrations , from Roman I could only appreciate the work of development of all the artifacts and the extreme care at all, although the impression coming was little protection of a site so valuable (anyone would have climbed over the low fence to make plundering of those Ahau). There is also a House that plays the habitation of an artist of the day: beautiful visit for young and old, requires a commitment of a few hours for the visit but worth pena...se you mass tourists forget it and save time and money (if you like to sit in the bakery as Sissy is useless that we are here talking about it) ... but if you are a history buff and costume is a milestone and unmissable. Money well spent ... Seeing is believing
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  • Beautiful archaeological site with explanatory panels of different places. Disappointed with the Museum at the bottom of the site. The exhibition at the beginning is much better. Suitable for all ages. Certainly the journey between the judgment of H5 (included in the transit pass) and the Aquincum on the roadside is not the best for the children, but worth the visit.
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  • A dream come true for a History lover: amazing artifacts dated almost two thousands of years back when Aquincum was a capital of Roman Pannonia. The site is reachable by city train, it takes less than half hour to get here from downtown Budapest, and then another 15 minute walk from the train station.
  • Museum is okay, not too fabulous - if you love archaeology you'll like it, otherwise you might find it a bit boring. The site is lovely though, nice to walk around between the ruins. There's a small shop and a café in the museum, staff is very friendly.
  • Wow I have seen this place infinitely many times from a distance but only visited once. And it was not enough. :)
  • Well worth making the trip out to see. It should be on everyone's top-10 things to see in Budapest. The ruins are much more extensive than I imagined, and the ability to really walk around in them is unique. It's a short walk from the closest stop on the H train, so no excuse to see it.
  • Well presented Roman ruins and excellent museum inside the complex. Small but nice museum offers even interactive games for children in the spirit of Roman times (fighting, trading, producing things etc). Recommended to see.

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