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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  • We do not visit it inside but the image from Pest is impressive. We walked around in the afternoon and night and changes completely with the lights.
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  • The Buda castle in its original for is centuries old. It has retained its place over time. The castle has be renovated and restored to give it the current charming structure that we see today.  more »
  • Everyone who goes to Budapest needs to go up Castle Hill but the Castle itself is largely empty and was not really used by royalty. The Germans replaced the windows with plastic ones. However, the Cas...  more »
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  • I only got to explore the grounds and didn't go inside. But what I saw, I loved. It's beautiful. You pay to go up on the balcony which btw, I thought was kind of stingy. The view up there is amazing. You can see a really nice view of the city. I don't know how much I paid in order to get up there but if money is not a big deal, than I recommend going for it.
  • you should visit this place from the other side of the canal just before it gets dark, it looks awesome.
  • I was looking forward to the art gallery at the Castle. Although the paintings were a little in uninspiring (except for a beautiful snowy Gauguin) the sculpture was quite powerful . After paying a healthy entrance fee and spending a couple of hours it was time for a coffee and toilet break. You can have a coffee but buying an entrance to the museum and a coffee does NOT entitle you to use the toilet. That is extra. When asked where we could go to use the toilet the official shrugged her shoulders and escorted us to the door.
  • A must visit place in Budapest. A nice view of the city from the hill top and very close to the official residence of the head of the state. Look out for the hourly change if guards
  • This a place you can't skip if you come to Budapest, the museum has very different interesting art gallery ! and in the top you have an incredible panoramic view of the city.

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