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Gul Baba's Tomb (Gul Baba turbeje)

Mecset utca 14, Budapest 1023, Hungary
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The final resting place of Gul Baba, Muslim dervish and member of the Bektashi order who died after the capture of Buda in 1541, is an ornate burial chapel with many religious items and Turkish rugs on permanent display.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“ottoman” (6 reviews)
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Mecset utca 14, Budapest 1023, Hungary
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Hi we tried to visit the tomb today but it was a still under construction. We just walked down the street named after him lovely walk down a bit disappointed we couldn't see the statue as it has been removed for the time being.

1  Thank Peray T
Reviewed 14 September 2016

It is entirely closed off for now while it is being restored and renovated. Don't climb the steep and picturesque road until it's finished.

1  Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Lovely views from this area, but sadly the tomb and gardens were closed and turned upside down for building works which the sign said would last some time.

1  Thank zzao
Reviewed 3 June 2016

When I went there it was all open. The statue, the terrace and the tomb were a very interesting witness to the Ottoman heritage of Hungary. I hope that I will be able to see it again next year. It is a shame that it...More

1  Thank Cristofer32
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Visit it bevause of its terrace, but the tomb itself is under renovation for almost a year. This decreases the experience a lot...

Thank LaVidaEstupenda
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Major refurbishment going on. Place is closed. You can get to the statue and take a picture with it. If that's your thing then go for it, otherwise save yourself the mild climb and wait till mid 2017.

Thank Haider A
Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Of course as a turkish I have visited many times in my previous travel to budapest. Thats why , and as some reviewer wrote that it was under construction this time I did not visit. But next time if the construction be finished I will...More

Thank Suleyman A
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This is the tomb of Gül Baba (Rose-father), a Bektashi dervish/soldier/poet who lived there at the beginning of the 16th century, when Budapest was controled by the ottomans. I wanted to visit the interior of the garden at least, but unfortunately, in December 2015 the...More

5  Thank Mehm Y
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Off the beaten track, but not entirely remote, this could be an absolute gem of an attraction if it was better looked after. The shop was closed and pretty derelict when we visited, but the tomb is in good condition. This must have been a...More

Thank headbeeguy
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Gul Baba's tomb is one less known spot so the place is quiet, not crowded, and fascinating as it's one of the last standing memories of the Ottoman Empire in Budapest. I think that in spring the smell and bloom of the roses -it was...More

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