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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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“royal palace” (61 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

Good ride up in the funicular (1200 HUF each was good value). Some restrictions on where we could go due to Netanyahu's visit, otherwise free to roam, but no signs and there was a path around the front balcony of the castle which was accessible,...More

Thank Ironing_Board
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very touristy but well worth the visit. Lots to see and do. You can walk around this area all day long and if it's hot it can be a little taxing on the legs and feet so make sure you have a good pair of...More

Thank Arrow9022
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly above Pest, it is difficult to miss Buda Castle. Go there to soak in the views and enjoy the museums.

Thank Guillaume R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Well, it is a fine castle - but to be honest, the parliament is a much more attractive building. So if you have to choose, stay on the Pest side.

Thank Mogeltoft
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth the visit, pest side of the river is clearly the more affluent, the castle is really beautiful as are the gardens and views. The castle is closed but still worth the trip regardless, nice little cafe at the top.

Thank CretionAddicts
Reviewed 6 days ago

This site is massive with so much to see and do, we only had enough time to walk round and not even venture in. The buildings and view are beautiful from the outside, cant wait for enough time to view inside as well

Thank samanthapanton
Reviewed 6 days ago

the Buda castle is a must see for every visit but can we very busy up there. Take your time to explore the West and North sides...and then go the South end and walk down there.....less busy.

Thank FrankDr2015
Reviewed 6 days ago

You won't find the typical "castle" with massive stone walls, passages, archer windows, etc. Instead throughout history this place has been attacked, burned, rebuilt, rebuilt again and today stands as a government center with considerable historical value. It overlooks the Danube has historical museum and...More

Thank Jeff_MVH3
Reviewed 1 week ago

the palace is quite interesting and lots to things to see. Quite spacious and good travel guides. A must go.

Thank matkar2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

You are not only seeing the remaining parts of the castle and grounds built in 1255 but also the Royal Palace with it's museums.

Thank jharr1s0n
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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15 May 2017|
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Response from Pierre P | Reviewed this property |
I was there in January and it doesn't seem to be a seasonal or summer operation. It was open and with plenty of visitors. I can't know for sure for November, but I was told that January is their slowest month for tourism... More
14 May 2017|
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Response from Alan157243 | Reviewed this property |
it worked out around £3.75 in uk money but if you are at all able then take the walk, the views are all the more stunning when you have worked for them
29 March 2017|
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Response from CT2323 | Reviewed this property |
No giant reason to go inside. The castle out side can take 30 minutes to walk around with taking pictures and all. It is situated in the castle district with a number of other smaller castles, churches, cool streets lined... More