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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 458 3000
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Reviewed today via mobile

A great site to take in views of Budapest and roam around the outside completely free. There's a great deal of history to the castle/palace that might make it worth getting a tour guide in order to gain the most from the experience. But otherwise...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

While the castle was temporarily closed for construction, exploring the grounds with a magnificent view of the city was well worth it. Shops and cafes offer souvenir for tourists, a wonderful time to spend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elzamba
Reviewed yesterday

Buda Castle is an amazing and beautiful place with many different areas to view and explore, we also saw the changing of the Palace Guard when we were there which was a bonus. Well worth visiting!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NeilS303
Reviewed yesterday

Walked from the Pest side over the chain Bridge and chose to walk to the castle rather than take the funicular. The walk is a gentle meandering one that takes about 15 minutes. I would highly recommend that you experience the changing of the guards....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NEIL C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to wonder around and have a great view of both Buda and Pest. Brilliant photo opportunities and getting an overview of the beautiful city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 717seldaa
Reviewed 4 days ago

Below the castle is a delightful cafe which does the best hot chocolate I have ever tasted! A must for chocoholics.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We where actually looking for the padlock bridge and found the entrance to Buda Castle glad we did, we went up the funicular to the top and that was fun once up the top we took in the amazing views and walked around the castle...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank demitrij2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great views, we took the little electric shuttle up to avoid the funicular queues. There are plenty of places to eat and drink at the top and very pretty streets with a variety of architectural styles. Lots of ongoing repair and restoration work but the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 4 days ago

The first castle/palace was built here in the 13th century. That castle/palace plus several others built over the centuries since that time, have been destroyed or badly damaged. The current imposing structure that sits on the top of Castle Hill is the result of major...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank westy54
Reviewed 5 days ago

Seeing the Buda side of Budapest and the castle are simply must-dos. I stayed on the "Pest" side and was happy that I did but I was completely charmed by "Buda", including its restaurants and other sights in addition to the castle. It is a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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Response from Shrinkingworld | Reviewed this property |
It's a short very enjoyable walk, plenty to see, make sure to visit the hospital in the rock on the other side, well worth the effort!
18 June 2018|
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Response from April L | Reviewed this property |
I use Maps on my iPhone. The walking directions and public transportation directions work amazingly well.