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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  • Royal Palace lovely to do in classic day dedicated to visit of Buda. After crossing the bridge climb on foot the castle walls, or alternatively take the funicular, immerse yourself in this enchanting atmosphere, you arrive through the day to see the changing of the guard that Sunday is much longer and really suggestive, maybe more than that of London. Continue your journey to get to the fishermen's bastion and Matthias Church, passing through a small market, in my opinion much more pleasant of the Central Market Hall
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  • This building looks very pretty in the evening with all the lighting. It's walking distance from Matthias Church.  more »
  • Just across the Danube, over the Chain Link Bridge from Pest the castle sits on Castle Hill, offering magnificent views. It is possible to walk up but we used the reasonably priced funicular that runs...  more »
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  • An imposing building from the outside and from the inside housing 2 museums- Art Gallery and History Museum. Wonderful architecture visible from the Pest side of the city, during the day and by night. Take the #2 tram day and night to soak in theses gorgeous buildings. Day into night pics.
  • A very nice place to visit especially if the weather is good the castle and the surrounding buildings are very impressive and the views from the top are fantastic you can walk around for hours there is a mini bus goes to the top from the other side of River or you can cross the bridge and then climb to the top or take the cable car
  • One of the most impressive places of the Budapest city. Amazing palace and castle, with beautiful statues, fountains, trim and elegant gardens. Popular tourist attraction, many spots for memorial photos, perfect panoramic view of the city and the Danube river.
  • Beautiful castle with great views of the city. Touristy place but a nice place to take panoramic photos. Even better with good weather.
  • One of the best spot in Budapest to get a full view of both city... Make sure to take your time and breath in some fresh air while you're up there and enjoy the view whether at night or daytime. If your time permits, wait for the golden sunset to hit the Pest side and wait for the Parliament to shine and amaze you even better.
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