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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  • I was very glad I decided to venture out of central Budapest to this site. The HEV train was not operational during my visit so I took the bus, which stops about 10 minutes away from the ruins (the...  more »
  • We travelled here after seeing it in our guidebooks. What happened was, we came early after taking the tram and the H train. A brief walk of ten-minutes past a giant shop. Than the Museum showed up...  more »
  • Extremely interesting and a great opportunity to walk the streets of a partially excavated Roman village. There are also two fully restored buildings and many, many artefacts. We thoroughly enjoyed...  more »
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  • I enjoyed the place but I will come back with more time. My opinion is that if you really want to enjoy the museum, you need to go with time to read everything, because what you will see will not be enough to captivate you. Please don’t misunderstand me, I don’t say that the ruins are not interesting, what I say is that if you have the time to read what were those ruins back then, you will be able to see their beauty.
  • Very detailed explanations in English also, great additions since we're there ten years ago. There's a car park, by bus use No. 34. There is coffee machine and snack dispenser only, no cafe. Card payment is available. The cashier lady's very nice, friendly and helpful.
  • The museum part is pretty modern, and they definitely tried to give back the atmosphere of the Roman era. If you like history, this place is a must.
  • I visited in Aug 2017, last minute before I rushed to the airport for Kenya 🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪, I must say it was the highlight of my vacation. Excellent archeological site, museum and history, nothing can compare to a Roman experience away from Rome :-) A must see for the historical travel enthusiast, like me, free of charge for tourists with the Budapest Card
  • Museum presents Roman period of Budapest area. They present two recreated buildings (painter house and Mithraeum), so visitor has a chance to see how Roman families lived at the time. Stones mark where buildings and rooms were in old times, there are also explanations in Hungarian and in English. I had slot of fun watching bricks exhibition - with animal and human traces or drawings. Main exhibition shows jewelry, water organs, mosaics, statues and household equipment. Budapest card works there.
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