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Review of Buda Castle

Buda Castle
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Ranked #43 of 615 things to do in Budapest
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great view during the night!Nice place to walk and relax!Beautiful lights create a romantic view!You must see it!!

Thank Markella A
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

My wife and I thought that the palace is pretty large - but we were left to discover that there is a second palace right behind the one visible from the Danube. The whole complex is really huge!

Thank Itzi77_10
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

It’s a pretty steep climb from the Szechenyi Chain Bridge over the river Danube to the Buda castle, so we caught the funicular train from the Clark Adam Square base station up to the Castle, then walked down at the end of the day through the gardens. The castle sits on the south tip of Castle Hill and was the Royal Palace complex of the Hungarian Kings in Budapest. The first castle was originally built in 1265,
and in the 13th century transformed into a Turkish town, then the Austrians in 1686 turn it into a German speaking town. The Hill beneath the castle has many hidden treasures, from nuclear bomb shelters to labyrinths, and even a Spy Museum, but what you see today was built between 1749 and 1769. Much of the building were damaged during WW II. but it has been skillfully returned to its original beauty. Do check out the pretty cobbled courtyard and The National Art Gallery and History Museum which now have made this their home. I suggest going early before the tour buses arrive as the lines on sunny days get long, also be aware that there is a security check including electronic sensors, of bags and persons, before entering the Museum and art Gallery.
Walking around the outside of the castle you will come across a variety of statues, also it’s just a short walk to Trinity square and Matyas Church, Fishermen’s Bastion etc. The view overlooking Pest is quite spectacular.
TIP: Wear good walking shoes especially if you are going to walk back down the hill through the gardens afterword’s.

4  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Lots to do and see, doesn’t cost the earth either!

Highly recommended.

Take the funicular for a bit of fun and ignore the tour guides trying to sell the bus trip!

Thank TrevN
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Situated across the river on the Buda side of the city. From the Pest side it can be accessed by a walk across the Chain Bridge, and then up a funicular. Superb views of the Pest side.
Beautiful building from the outside including a cobbled courtyard.It now houses The National Art Gallery and History Museum. It is just a short stroll from Matyas Church, Fishermens Bastion and a number of coffee shops, restaurants and other watering holes.!!
It is well worth spending some time there especially on a clear day.

Thank Chilli48
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