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Destroyed by fire in World War II, this imposing 13th-century palace was rebuilt with modern interiors while incorporating hidden walls and medieval structures that remained hidden over the centuries.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 458 3000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Buda castle was a very beautiful castle because it had the national museum and a dark labyrinth below the castle,but the prices were not that bad for national gallery entry and also it included the Friada Kahlo exhibit.

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth the stop off from a boat tour for another slice of Hungarian history. We didn’t stay long to comment further

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 2 days ago

highlight of Castle Hill, now house the national art gallery over 3 floors. Has both permanent displays and temporary ones.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is a huge/massive building, with beautiful little-hidden courtyards. Does not seem to really be in use though. Windows are covered and dirty as we walked around, did not enter as there was some exhibition.

Thank Klaris1991
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful to look around. Can easily lose a few hours. Great views of Budapest from the top too. You have to pay to get into st Matthias church but it’s well worth it

Thank naomidean87
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent about 45 minutes walking around the castle grounds and gardens. Just beautiful and worth seeing during your stay.

Thank melliekelly
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An amazing building with the best views over Budapest, I recommend to visit during the day and night, the views during the day are really nice, but at night it’s just beyond imagination, absolutely safe and easy to access!

Thank Hector B
Reviewed 1 week ago

nice views of the city from the hilltop, architectural marvel, art gallery, walk around the castle is a must do activity and worth a visit. not to miss attraction for visitors to budapest

Thank raghucv
Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely pretty. Lots of beautiful vistas. close to other major attractions, you could walk the entire day in the area. you HAVE to visit Buda Castle, it's a must. Beautiful at night with lights.

Thank hamiltonmd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure about going inside, but 100% worth the trip up the hill to get o the remarkable views! Walk around the “castle” which is actually a more modern building over top of the castle remains.

Thank Katelyn M
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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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3 August 2018|
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Response from 1stprinciples | Reviewed this property |
You can walk around the Castle Buda grounds for free but if you want to enter the museum there is a charge. The charge is determined according to a number of factors. Look on the website.
23 June 2018|
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Response from Shrinkingworld | Reviewed this property |
It's a short very enjoyable walk, plenty to see, make sure to visit the hospital in the rock on the other side, well worth the effort!
19 June 2018|
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Response from April L | Reviewed this property |
I use Maps on my iPhone. The walking directions and public transportation directions work amazingly well.