Buda Castle, Budapest

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At World Heritage Site Buda Castle, you'll encounter medieval architecture, lush gardens, and centuries of royal Hungarian and Austro-Hungarian history. Though Nazis stole the palace's luxurious room exhibits in the 1940s, the building is still home to the Hungarian National Gallery, which holds significant collections of Hungarian art. It is also the site of the Budapest History Museum and National Szechenyi Library. This 13th-century structure has been renovated and modernized after it was nearly destroyed in World War II. Explore the surrounding neighborhood, known as the Castle District, which is celebrated for its historic houses, churches, and public buildings. Plan your Buda Castle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Budapest using our Budapest road trip planner.
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  • The city's trademark after parliament. Browse the alleys. The Buda Castle usually hosts some exhibition with paintings, so if you are not a fan confine yourself to a photo outside in the bastions you enter for free..
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  • Had a great time here wandering around the grounds. Stunning views across to the Danube. Amazing history.  more »
  • Budapest a beautiful city is very easy to get around and strongly recommend Zeller Bistro need to make a reservation in advance. Great atmosphere and delicious live performances
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  • Love the view up there! Prepare for a good climb. Although you can use the funicular to go up. There's also an elevator at the beginning halfway through and lift as well. It was Easter Monday when I went plenty of activities and farm animals like alpacas! Anyway, it was good to go.
  • The Buda Castle is an amazing place to visit. It's a walking distance from the Fisherman's Bastion which is also a fabulous sight to behold. You can get a great view/snap shot of the city including the Parliament building, the Danube chain bridge and the Budapest eye. I and my friends had a great time sight seeing and taking cool pictures here.
  • Amazing place to visit. Located on the hilltop on the bank of Danube river. It has amazing view of Budapest. I would recommend to visit this place in the evening and stay on the top of it till the sun sets completely and you can witness entire city turn golden. That was an amazing view. You will find restaurant and cafe on top of the castle. You will see great architectural work with a history connected to it. The entry to the castle is free if you go on foot. Though I am not a big fan of castles and museum yet I enjoyed my evening there.
  • Amazing castle, very different than most central and western European castles. It's really massive with plenty of museums and interesting exhibits so you can easily spend half a day exploring it. It has fantastic panoramic views to the city and a very picturesque huge garden. The entire district is full of historical buildings, so it's definitely one of the first places to visit in Budapest.
  • Well worth the walk up the hill. A lovely place to wander around and then perhaps stop somewhere for coffee or lunch. Nice to visit at night time too but personally prefer the views during the day.
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