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Buda Castle, Budapest

Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 4,200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Imposing building, stroll through its environment and explore it is essential, in its interior you can visit the National Gallery.
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  • I went to the Buda Castle twice during my short visit. It has fantastic views to the Danube below and the Parliament Building across the river. The museum was hosting a really nice exhibit as well...c...  read more »
  • Vast and impressive well worth a visit , climb to the top on the winding footpath, or take the cable car or the Number 16 bus . Coincide your visit at midday to see the changing of the guard . Ample o...  read more »
  • Checking out castles is always cool, and this one has size, scope, and history to spare. Sitting on top of the Buda side overlooking all of Pest, it's a wonderful sight to add to a day's exploration. Hooks up nicely with the funicular when you want to get back down/up as well. There is a particularly cool statue featuring dogs which both I and my wife wondered at for a moment as you don't see them much in statues, we thought.
  • Full of turiste, not too much to see. Very confusing too find. And no english support (signs), untill you get inside.
  • Lovely walk up the hill through the grounds, we avoided the fernicular railway with its extremely long queue. Both English and Hungarian descriptions. Interesting to learn about the whole history of Budapest, but make sure you go in the right order! Had a picnic outside with a beautiful view of the city.
  • Incredible! Definitely make sure to go during one of the many summer festivals! I stumbled upon the Festival of Folk Art (Mesterséqek Ünnepe) and it was amazing to see all the vendors such as blacksmiths, weavers, and carvers (to name a few). Entertainment was phenomenal with music and dancing. Place was packed with both locals and tourists. Food was pricey, but the whole event was incredible. If you happen to come across any event here, make sure you book a 2 day pass at minimum because you'll definitely be returning.
  • The castle is transformed into a really nice gallery with many masterpieces by Hungarian painters and sculptors. Then it also offers seasonal exhibitions of world class artists such as picasso. Also, in the price of your ticket, you get an access to the dome on top of the Buda Castle.
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