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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Buda Castle Reviews
The Buda Castle area is indeed worth visiting from a historical perspective. Please note that you have to pay to get into the church etc so it's not a cheap visit! There's a cafe with fantastic views ... more »
We had walked over the Liberty Bridge to the Buda side of the river and had then followed the path along the river to the Castle Gardens. On one side of the gardens, there is a public escalator which ... more »
Love the view up there! Prepare for a good climb. Although you can use the funicular to go up. There's also an elevator at the beginning halfway through and lift as well. It was Easter Monday when I went plenty of activities and farm animals like alpacas! Anyway, it was good to go.
The Buda Castle is an amazing place to visit. It's a walking distance from the Fisherman's Bastion which is also a fabulous sight to behold. You can get a great view/snap shot of the city including the Parliament building, the Danube chain bridge and the Budapest eye. I and my friends had a great time sight seeing and taking cool pictures here.
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