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Buda Castle

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District I / Buda
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Address: Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 458 3000
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Destroyed by fire in World War II, this imposing 13th-century palace was...

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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History Galore

Whether you take the funicular or brace the steps up to the Buda Castle, it's well worth the visit. Built in the 15th century and remodeled by subsequent rulers the three story... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whether you take the funicular or brace the steps up to the Buda Castle, it's well worth the visit. Built in the 15th century and remodeled by subsequent rulers the three story castle is a treasure trove of Budapest history. Tons of sculptures, paintings, and personal items are on display. I believe the entrance fee was 12€ but there was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a lot of history to read about on entry. Either access via the funicular or steps where there is a lift for over 60's.It is lit up beautifully at night and by day interesting to walk around and access the old town, also worth a visit as from there you can access fisherman's wharf.

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a really beautiful museum with his normal divisions throughout all his history. It isn't a new one with all the computers' things, on the contrary it is very traditional. Anyway it is so full of evidences of the past times that you have to struggle to follow all its leads. The building where it is is also a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

got the bus up to the castle, although you could get the lift from to the top. We walked around the top high wall over looking the river and the views were something else. The are a couple of stalls beside the coffee shop and unlike most other stalls up would find in places like this, these we found cheep... More 

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Iasi, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great arhitecture, very nice looking at night time, and very nice views over the Budapest. You should really visit it, and it's very close to Fisherman Bastion and Mathias Church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Easy acces, interresting melting pot of styles, not very crowded, it is being renovated (december 2016)

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well a bit disappointing for us because we travelled all the way up only to find there was a wine festival ongoing with 3 day pass and it was our last day so did not get to visit it...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Magnificient beauty; you will be impressed by everything here: style, size, spirit... Make sure you have comfortable shoes for lots walking.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Castle District just metres from Matthias Church. The church bells sound beautiful and reminds one of the romantic middle ages. The area has lots of places to explore, from Buda Castle to museums, beautiful scenery, beautiful architecture to many restaurants. Our accommodation at Castle Apartment located on the corner of Uri Utca and Szentharomsag Utca above... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The cable car was being serviced this day (every other Monday morning) so we took a bus to the top. Apart from the views there were some very interesting houses, shops, restaurants and museums etc. It would be easy to spend half a day here or more. Houdini was born here - who knew? Vlad the Impaler was imprisoned here.... More 

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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 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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