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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. Arrange your visit to Aquincum Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Budapest using our Budapest trip itinerary planner.
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  • I was desolate. First we couldn't identify the site, just found the place of photography. And there were all kinds of garbage ... until there were syringes. Sad for something that represents the history of a people.
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  • Aquincum gives a good overview of parts of the Roman settlement. If you can see the buildings in Rome itself, it happens here, although very small one - but Rome was the capital of course. When you then see Aquincum or similar ruins in Europe, Asia or Africa, you can guess again and again how big was the Roman Empire. The Museum is well done with a small but interesting collection and the building remains outside. Aquincum is reasonably easy to reach by public transport.
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  • This was a highlight of our trip to Hungary, made special by our oustanding guide, She was an archaeolgical expert and advocate for preserving this heritage site on the oustskirts of Budapest for all ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Expansive indoor and outdoor exhibits with really cool artefacts, with English and and Hungarian descriptions. An activity room where you can spend hours making tiger mosaics (that'll never be as good as ours!) Very empty on a weekday afternoon at the beginning of July.
  • Fantastic way of travelling back to ancient Rome, huge Roman ruins can easily spend a long amount of time amongst them. Cost of entry is included in the ticket for the Buda Castle museum for up to 30 days.