Buda Castle

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Buda Castle
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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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jim
Key West, FL3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The palace grounds provides a panoramic view of the Danube River and the City of Pest. It’s worth the effort to get there. It’s easily accessible by the trams and by the funicular railroad. The views are spectacular. Some of the buildings are being restored. There is a bar on the grounds where you can get a couple glasses of wine, sit by the statue in front of the palace and watch the world go by. Best place for people watching.
Written 19 June 2022
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raymondf80
cork86 contributions
Jun 2022
Not too busy when I went here which was great. Walked through the castle during the afternoon and decided to return at night. Like most buildings in Budapest it is impressive and historically relevant. Like most historical buildings, seeing is believing. Shame about the noisy restaurant on the grounds but I guess progress is a slow comfortable disease. Go to see the Virgin Mary statue at night for a magnificent view.
Written 9 June 2022
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MAP12
New Orleans, LA494 contributions
May 2022
The buildings are amazing and their restoration/rebuilding is excellent. I had to keep reminding myself that they weren't actually old buildings. Also stunning lit up at night
Written 6 June 2022
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MattJ1985
Hailsham, UK111 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I was pleased to see so much of the exterior restored as most of the images in my mind of the area are from history books at school with the war time damage. Clearly in its day an opulent palace for the Hungarian monarchy.
The restored garden and entrance were stunning and the views of the city from the wall walk were lovely. Keen to see inside we paid to enter the museum.
Unless you have a very keen interest in micro museums I would save your cash or have an ice cream instead.
The museum had a few articles found during excavation and a small exhibition about music.

We then watched some sort of exercise by the soldiers guarding the presidential offices, they marched out to drums and put on a rifle drill display. They were almost in time apart from one lad who was a bit like Corporal Jones from Dad's Army. We thought it was a guard change but the same sentries seemed to remain on duty.

There is a lot of building work going on around the area. It was close to our hotel and an easy walk. I don't think we would have made a special trip to see this had we not been so close, and we knew what it was like.
Written 28 May 2022
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Andrew S
Sheffield, UK786 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Great building with lovely gardens and great view points over the city.
There are many places to eat and drink around here and you could make a whole day of it if you wished.
Written 20 May 2022
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Sarah🌎
Birmingham, UK3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Beautiful place, takes your breath away! If you want to take pictures you have to wait a bit in certain spots, but the wait is worth it!
Written 18 May 2022
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blossom573
Waldorf, MD537 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
The start of our vacation was In Budapest cruising down the Danube river. After visiting both sides and sightseeing at some amazing places this was by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen. The shops on the Buda side were a little bit expensive but had a nice variety
Written 15 May 2022
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Samantha A
England, UK16 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Amazing place to visit , a great view from up there but if you need a wee make sure you have money or a Budapest card the woman was turning old people away 🤦🏼‍♀️
Written 4 May 2022
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Giuseppe Cincindella
Rosyth, UK1,578 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We went to the Buda Castle from Pest, walking along the road to go inside the castle walls. It's worth a visit, big and we had a nice walk all around it. It's a modern looking castle, it dominates the city. Nice view and pictures from the walls. We visited a permanent art show inside it.
Written 30 April 2022
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,426 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Didn't go crazy for this, as kind of expected to... Somehow underwhelmed. Perhaps expectation too great, or the host of other beautiful buildings in Budapest created relative perspective.
Written 26 April 2022
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