Buda Castle

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Buda Castle
4.5
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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.
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Neighbourhood: 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 events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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ANASTASIA Psoma
Thessaloniki, Greece32 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Wonderful place for a big walk. There you can visit national gallery which is pretty nice 😊 I suggest it for sure. The architecture is magic and the view!!!!
Written 22 December 2021
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany1,969 contributions
Dec. 2021
We climbed up to the castle area from Bus Stop No. 15 on the Red Line of the Budapest City Sightseeing Hop On - Hop Off tourist double decker bus. Some of our large party decided to pay the extra money to take the touristy "train" up to the castle. The rest of us braved the walk on a grey, damp chilly December morning. By the way the Funicular railway was not working - in fact most of the castle buildings up on the hill also seemed to be closed for construction work. The most significant things up there were the excellent views across the river and the many construction sights with leering workers ogling the tourists crowds.

Anyway we spent a good period of time just walking around and taking in the spectacular views before heading back down and hopping back on the next tourist bus.
Written 20 December 2021
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Jazon
Cologne, Germany1 contribution
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Lovely Place and a nice view. Definitely worth a visit. For familys, couples and singles. We stayed one hour there and visited the national museum at the top of the castle
Written 17 December 2021
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA414 contributions
Dec. 2021
The castle itself was beautiful from the outside and the views were amazing as well. The national gallery was inside and we chose not to visit. Wasn’t a typical castle like the one we saw in Prague for instance but still a nice place to visit. You just have to decide whether or not the cost is worth of what is actually inside the castle. Enjoy.
Written 17 December 2021
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Venetiasamos
Athens, Greece313 contributions
Nov. 2021
Most of the area was unaccessable due to civil works. The buildling was well preserved and huge, with a nice view from the surrounding area.
Written 7 December 2021
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Edson A M
3 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Family
Awesome Palace specially for people who are not used yo this kind of buildings. So worthy I trully recommend.
Written 3 December 2021
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Taylor R
St. Andrews, UK101 contributions
Nov. 2021
This is def a top attraction in Budapest and worth your time. Large complex with lots to look at (especially if the weather is nice!). I recommend also visiting the national gallery - they have a beautiful collection that is varied in era and artistic techniqie.
Written 14 November 2021
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,508 contributions
Nov. 2021
One of the many cool "architectures" in Budapest, and well worth a visit. Sure, there's some reconstruction going on, but that didn't make the castle a one star landmark, per the review a few down.

The complex is large, and there are cool statues (like the hunter w/ his dogs) and great views of the river and of Pest, across the river.
Written 12 November 2021
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i_buckley
Warrington, UK259 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
First visited 30 years ago was beautiful then & still is now. A lot of the area is currently under reconstruction so bear that it in mind it’s not what it’ll be in the coming years but still a beautiful area to spend a few hours.
Written 23 October 2021
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dc862015
Stroud, UK266 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Great history, fantastic views and really pretty. Well worth a visit but would advise a tour for the best experience...
Written 7 September 2021
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