Budapest History Museum, Budapest

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Gain insight into the long history that has shaped today’s Budapest at Budapest History Museum, located within the Buda Castle complex. See artifacts originating from the Stone Age to World War II, the oldest of which dates back 40,000 years. Browse the permanent collections on display, including the Medieval Royal Palace of the Buda Castle, Budapest in the Middle Ages, Gothic Sculptures from the Royal Palace of Buda, and Light and Shadow, detailing the 1,000-year history of the capital. Head down to the basement level to check out the authentic remains of the 13th-century medieval palace. Be sure to walk out into the courtyard and gardens for expansive views across the city. Make Budapest History Museum a centerpiece of your Budapest vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Budapest holiday planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Entire history of the country can be seen. All masterpieces from old times to today can be find. Even it's garden is a good place to spend time.  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Four floors of the Museum that reflect the Hungarian history from the middle ages, with historical remains well placed in a logical and reasoned within some of the halls of the Castle. It would be worthwhile if only for the small chapel inside. For history lovers a must.
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  • August 2, 2017
    If you are visiting the city for the first time and you're short on time you can also risparmiarvelo. Certainly not because you don't deserve it ... in fact has very effectively, like all things in this city, but space exterminated and the richness of the exhibits need attention, interest, patience and mental and physical resources, as well as considerable temporal resources ... and often don't have. Between you and me the story (and reconstruction) of Hungary can be found posted everywhere and after a while began to come into boredom. The entrance is placed upon entering the walls in sinistra....al Center, under one of the walkways, and the yard at the back (where there is also the entrance to the Museum by Liszt). The one in the square is the most monumental and recommend to start the visit from here. In fact I didn't pay the entrance (2000 florins, very little) because I used the entrance to the Museum of Aquincum, as dettomi by the very nice lady at the cashier (at the entrance of the historical Museum have crooked nose but then they had to capitulate). At the beginning I was lost because the part of Museum blends with the history of the reconstruction of the castle-to which it belongs and I would even say that it is the most substantial-and the absence of Italian help doesn't help at all (I know English well enough but it's exhausting having to concentrate further). Rich collection spanning at least three floors differenti...si part from prehistoric times up to the present day, with the inevitable intermezzo on Soviet domination. Come and visit if you have time (not less than three or four hours), unless you are too tired and if you know English .... you won't otherwise pentirete....in Council to desist and take advantage of the time available.
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  • July 4, 2017
    Pretty nice place. Staff was great and the price is worth it. A bit too long of a tour.
  • June 25, 2017
    Beautiful building and great location, but poor collection and not well curated. Do not go here when it's hot outside, as there is no airconditioning, and the rooms get very hot.
  • January 11, 2017
    Quite interesting and inexpensive, definitely worth the visit to get inside the building and find out a bit more about the history of the city. My favourite part was definitely the downstairs, where it truly felt like we were inside the medieval castle and it was all very beautiful!
  • June 5, 2017
    The building is amazing .. but the stuff inside are super boring with a not clear sequence of events
  • December 29, 2016
    Not enough depth to satisfy a history buff, and poorly curated. The opportunity to see the mediaeval rooms that have been excavated is great, but the rest of the museum is disappointing. It assumes you already know the history of Hungary and so doesn't explain a lot of crucial points (in both the palace exhibition and the one on the history of Budapest), making it hard to follow the what/why/how. Also, the layout of some sections about the palace is confusing and not chronological. Unless you already know a lot about the history of Hungary or are just interested in seeing the mediaeval palace components, consider whether you really want to come here. They also charge extra if you want to take photos. :-(

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