Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), Budapest

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With building styles ranging from Romanesque to Gothic Renaissance to Baroque, Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) provides a visual depiction of the country's architectural history. Built in 1896 as part of the Millennial Exhibition celebrating 1,000 years since the Hungarian Conquest, it hosts festivals and concerts in the courtyard, and houses the Hungarian Agricultural Museum. Entrance to the main courtyard is free, but you must purchase tickets to explore the museum inside the castle. Add Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar) and other attractions to your Budapest trip itinerary using our Budapest trip planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    Its a beautiful castle and was completed in the late 1800s. Although it doesn't have much history to back it, the architecture is sufficient to make it a must visit. This is a family attraction and th...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Disney must surely have got his inspiration from Budapest's churches and castles! If St Mathias' Church wasn't enough, this castle does it. Actually not a castle (in a defensive sense) but a gloriousl...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Although some parts of the Castle were being renovated, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Lovely to look at and take pictures.  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    The exterior is charming. For me, it was much like looking at the Disneyland castle - it's a pretty castle, but if you love castles for their history, this one won't do it for you. I never should have gone. My boyfriend, on the other hand, loved it. He doesn't care a bit about history. So there you have it. The grounds are green and well cared for with benches to sit on. There are cafes to eat at and even a small park. The Museum of Agriculture and the Statue of Anonymous, both interesting to see, are nearby.
  • June 14, 2017
    One of my favorite places in Hungary. I love walking around in the park as well. You can find many historical sights, statues, and the lake around the castle is simply magical, specially at night. In the winter time you also can do ice skating.
  • July 5, 2017
    Interesting castle with gorgeous statues and architecture inside and out. Houses the agricultural museum, a church, restaurant/cafe etc. Surrounded by the city park, lake & a pretty moat to sit out by. On line 1 of the metro.
  • April 9, 2017
    The castle is situated in a very lovely place, with many options and attractions aside from the castle itself. Vidam park is right beside it and on weekends have many activities as I saw classes for tightrope walking and martial arts, and just to its side is the Budapest Zoo. Although I didn't go inside and visit the Museum of Agriculture, the exterior of the castle was enough to make our jaws drop as it clearly shows that it's a culmination of very different architectural styles, each distinct, and each section with clear demarcations yet in totality, it was one fluid piece of an architectural marvel. The souvenir shop also offers a good selection of gifts.
  • May 25, 2017
    A wonderful perk to have an ancient castle next to a gorgeous city park. Fabulous architecture and lots of amazing sculptures. A short and beautiful walk off the park.

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