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Buda Castle

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Address: Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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3614583000
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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The Castle gives a panoramic view of the city ! The entrance is low , tha building in very good condition !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Castle gives a panoramic view of the city ! The entrance is low , tha building in very good condition !

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Kiryat Tivon, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the beautiful old fisherman's bastion, there is a great view of the whole Pest side of the City - especially afternoon or at dark, when the City is illuminated. Thus, at the Matyas church they use to conduct organ concert - if you like such, is recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very special and nice castle. It's very different than those old castle. There are not many people during winter but still lots to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The views back toward Pest from Buda Castle are beautiful. The Castle itself was fun to walk around on the outside. It is still in the process of being restored but I love the faded elegance feel. Was fortunate enough to see the changing of the guard. Quite the experience. I did not visit the museum inside as it was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're feeling brave you can walk up to it, but it was far to icy on the day we went, so we payed the 1800HUF (£5) to take the funicular, which was an experience in itself. Views from the top were amazing, albeit cold!

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice walk in a medieval castle district, good bars and restaurants, outstanding classical and contemporary exhibitions plus great view over the city.

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My 8 year old daughter visited on a snowy day in early January and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, from the funicular up to the castle to the wonderful art gallery to the mulled wine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating place to visit, take lots of pictures....use the little railway to get up, it's fun....or if your energetic you can walk! Luckily for me it was iced up lol.....

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Staines, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Buda Castle is a spectacular building and views from Buda Castle hill are equally as spectacular. A must see!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Home to Hungarian Kings dating back to 1265. This Romanesque building now houses two museums, the National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum. A tour will include the tumultuous history of Hungary including the numerous sieges by the Turks and others. Much of the original castle has been re-built, but still maintains the original style.

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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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