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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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Megical view of the city. very beautiful buildings. Also fantastic visitng at night. Don't miss it!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place to visit, there are some stunning views looking over Budapest and the Danube. There is a museum that you can pay to look round. A cable car takes you up to the top for a small fee or you can walk up which looked quite dangerous with lots of ice when we went, although people were attempting it!!.... More 

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Ashkelon, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Megical view of the city. very beautiful buildings. Also fantastic visitng at night. Don't miss it!!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One could spend all day roaming around the castle and the upper part of Budapest. It is truly magical.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited in February and walked from the fishermans Bastian. We were a little disappointed in the castle as once you get there, there is not much to see. but the walks to and from are very interesting and worth doing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can visit the castle district anytime of the day. It is a longer walk to see everything. There is the castle, the Fisherman's Bastion, the fountain and other attractions. In summer I highly recommend visiting this place in the evening to enjoy the fantastic view of the Chain Bridge and Parliment. But the castle itself closes at 6 pm.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A short stroll from the Chain Bridge sits the famous picturesque Buda Castle. Spectacular views from the top are a real delight but it's also a window of opportunity to further explore the exciting history of Hungary and appreciate it's amazing architecture. Guided tours are also available throughout the day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely view of Pest from here great to go up in the little cable car and then walk down, or walk up the curvy path both ways if feeling energetic, the cable car can be taken down too. Saw the Guards doing a show in the loose meaning. Was entertaining. Also the walks and views were lovely. Went in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is nice and the surroundings as well. The funicular ride up to the castle is worth doing. However, this castle has been almost completely destroyed during WWII and has been rebuilt during the communist regime. The interior is now a museum worth visiting, but those expecting the grandeur of some European castles will be disappointed. The view... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wish we had more time to visit this castle, the architecture and the history is very impressive, it was completed in the 12th century! The location is atop a hill and you can go by tram it was 3100 ft for 2 persons going up and down or you can just walk to the top. The view of Pest... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can wander round the gardens, go into the museum that is in the castle grounds and wander round/over to the palace and the art gallery that's inside.

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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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