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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. Use our Budapest vacation trip planner to add Buda Castle and other attractions to your Budapest vacation plans.
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  • This isn't Versailles, but walking around the course, see the fountains and dominate the Danube remains a classic.
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  • This is one of the places we went to that was just incredible! You take a tram up to the top and get some of the most incredible views of Pest. We did the Dracula Tour at night, which is not for every...  more »
  • We haven't been inside but walked through the whole complex in the evening so we could enjoy the view to shiny Budapest. It's worthy to go to the opposite bank of the river and take a look at the cast...  more »
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  • Buda palace is an amazing place for a panoramic view of the city. The architecture is also very interesting with statues and viewing decks overlooking the beautiful city of Budapest. The gardens of the castle are very primitive though and the art gallery is not the best in town. I would recommend you take the cable car on the way up and then leave from the eastern gate of the castle to see some attractions that are uphill as well. The tour of the castle would take around 1 hour so don't count on spending too much time up there: food and drinks are pricey around the castle so better wait to buy some stuff when you leave the area. Overall, a great place and a fascinating building worth visiting.
  • There's 3 options visiting this: 1. Take the fast, safe route up in a cable car type machine. 2. Take the slow, safe route up the path. 3. Take the fast, slightly less safe but fun route up the muddy hill cutting across the paths. Once at the top you can enjoy great views of the Rhine and of Budapest along with seeing the lovely architecture of the castle itself. There is an art gallery at the top too.
  • A must see place! Amazing view and accessible with car, but parking can be expensive. I went there at night and the view is astounding!
  • Beautiful, friendly, great food. But pricey. Nice to visit.
  • was here during the NAtional day so there are festivals going on so savoured in the tasty food of budapest! lovely!