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Buda Castle

Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 458 3000
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“national gallery” (124 reviews)
“history museum” (36 reviews)
“royal palace” (66 reviews)
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

It was a nice walk from the castle to fisherman’s bastion. We didn’t go inside the castles/museums as we have already had our share of museums for this trip. The castle grounds and view were all very nice! Must go!!

Thank Moconacire
Reviewed yesterday

Take 16 bus to Castle from roundabout at end of Chain Bridge. See changing of guard at 12 noon - ceremonial.

Thank Timetraveller-2007UK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice view there is no entrance to the palace becuse it destroyed dureing world war 1. You can save money and get up with electrick stirs.

Thank Naor A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are little shuttles that can take you up here, but we decided to do the walk as there was better sites! It's super busy around the castle, but there's a bar/restaurant at the top for refreshments and a break from the crowd! Not cheap...More

Thank GabriellaKean
Reviewed 5 days ago

The history entwined in the story of Buda Castle is the history of Hungary itself, a definite must. Don't rush the Castle, it is very large and needs plenty of time to enjoy and appreciate it.

Thank GSquared2013
Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't spend your time and money on the museum as there is very little to see.The interior of the palace was never restored after WWII.The beauty is in wandering around the castle grounds with the spendid facade and great views of Pest.

Thank mike G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of main attractions on left side of the Danube. Very nice view from the top. Most of indoor attractions are at extra charge. Definitely one of must see places around Buda.

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Old Austrian castle, nothing interesting inside. They need to find something more interesting “for inside”....Good: really beautiful view, good for pictures

Thank nick248080
Reviewed 1 week ago

How amazing to walk the grounds of a castle that has been around since 1265. To walk the balustrades were kings walk. To sip a coffee on the walls of a palace that has been involved in so much history for this amazing city. Quite...More

Thank Newzdude
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Buda Castle is without a doubt one of the best attractions to see in Budapest, the place is absolutely breathtaking. There is a lot of walking to do if you want to see it all and explore the whole castle. Once at the top...More

Thank elljaneyy
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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Susan C
26 September 2017|
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Response from luckyumukoro | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to pay If l remember correctly and l did not walk around the building at night so l do not really know if it is safe to do so at night or not.
15 August 2017|
Response from jody262016 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not sure but there is extensive renovations happening at the moment
15 August 2017|
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Response from Lisa B | Reviewed this property |
Hi It's not like America, it's not that busy. You can get the tickets whilst you are there but if you really want a great experience then contact your hotel and ask them to book a personal tour guide for you. Ask for an... More