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Buda Castle, Budapest

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World heritage site · Castle · Tourist Spot
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At World Heritage Site Buda Castle, you'll encounter medieval architecture, lush gardens, and centuries of royal Hungarian and Austro-Hungarian history. Though Nazis stole the palace's luxurious room exhibits in the 1940s, the building is still home to the Hungarian National Gallery, which holds significant collections of Hungarian art. It is also the site of the Budapest History Museum and National Szechenyi Library. This 13th-century structure has been renovated and modernized after it was nearly destroyed in World War II. Explore the surrounding neighborhood, known as the Castle District, which is celebrated for its historic houses, churches, and public buildings. Plan your Buda Castle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Budapest using our Budapest road trip planner.
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  • I visited Buda Castle Museum and the restored St Stephen's Hall twice this year. The restoration of the hall is part of a rebuilt after the vast destruction of WWII, known as National Hauszmann... 
    I visited Buda Castle Museum and the restored St Stephen's Hall twice this year. The restoration of the hall is part of a rebuilt after the vast destruction of WWII, known as National Hauszmann...  more »
  • Very disappointing. The castle was closed, which is fair enough. However the signposts around were all incorrect, pointing to areas that were closed, even though the signs said “open”. The views were....  more
    Very disappointing. The castle was closed, which is fair enough. However the signposts around were all incorrect, pointing to areas that were closed, even though the signs said “open”. The views were....  more »
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  • I was a little worried about the weather as it rained the night before but the sun stood strong and we were graced with a beautiful view of the city. Entrance to the museum was free due to the public holiday and going up to the top of the tower was not a long wait either once we got to the top we were definitely not disappointed. You do have to be prepared to leave any large bags and coats behind in a free cloakroom. There was about 2/3 minute queue for this. They do allow you to take your phone up through the museum. It may have been because of the public holiday that we were also graced with seeing a short parade outside the main entrance - which was fun and then they stopped for a photo shoot! There are two lifts that will take you up from the bottom to the top which is great for those who are hard of walking or with young families. There was hardly any queue for this. That also steps that can take you up. There are some construction work going on, but this does not take away from any of experience. Definitely worth coming out to see this. We did not buy any food/drinks- so cannot comment on this
  • Lovely castle and a most see tourist attraction. Offering a great panoramic view of Budapest from multiple viewing points. Explore the premises and enjoy the architecture, sculptures and lively garden. You can visit the castle grounds throughout the week at all times, without a ticket. The national gallery and the historic museum have their opening hours and you need to purchase individual ticket for each.

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