Buda Castle, Budapest

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About Buda Castle, Budapest

Buda Castle, Budapest - Address, Phone Number

Address: 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2, Hungary

Phone: +361-4583000

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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The Hungarian lords in Budapest were housed by the iconic Buda Castle. This beautiful building was built in 1265. The place initially was called Royal Palace or the Royal Castle. Constructed at the southern tip of Castle Hill, and flanked in the north by Castle District or Várnegyed, the medieval castle is sure to be an interesting pit stop in Budapest. The castles, crypts and other historic site also make it a great tourist spot that will surely keep you enthralled for hours.

The castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site, but it has a rather tragic and violent history. It has been destroyed, damaged and rebuilt many times. At one point of time parts of the castle had to be excavated to find whatever vestiges of the site that could be salvaged from the ruins.

Today, the castle which has considerably lost its past glory still stands tall. The premises include a Historical Museum as well as a Gallery. The stories about the castle are extremely intriguing and to see it is certain to be an engaging experience.  Do put it on your list if you love history and culture.

Don’t forget to see Matthias Fountain that is located inside the premise. The striking feature of the fountain is the sculptures. The fountain includes the sculpture of King Matthias standing in front of a slain deer. At his feet, three large hunting dogs, his gamekeeper and his shield bearer. History says that the sculpture was built in 1904 by a renowned sculptor Alajos Stróbl.

Buda Castle Information

  • The Buda Castle doesn’t exactly have opening hours. You can be in the premises any time you like. But the buildings are  mostly closed after dark.
  • Additionally, there is no fee required to visit the castle during the day. The museums and the gallery and other museums around will have admission fees though.
  • There are quite a few places of interest around the castle so do visit them all. 

How To reach Buda Castle by Public Transport

  • 1014 Budapest

Restaurants Near Buda Castle

  • Onyx
  • Aranyaszarvas Vendeglo
  • Cyrano

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Buda Castle, Budapest Reviews - Write a Review

  • I only got to explore the grounds and didn't go inside. But what I saw, I loved. It's beautiful. You pay to go up on the balcony which btw, I thought was kind of stingy. The view up there is amazing. You can see a really nice view of the city. I don't know how much I paid in order to get up there but if money is not a big deal, than I recommend going for it.

  • you should visit this place from the other side of the canal just before it gets dark, it looks awesome.

  • I was looking forward to the art gallery at the Castle. Although the paintings were a little in uninspiring (except for a beautiful snowy Gauguin) the sculpture was quite powerful . After paying a healthy entrance fee and spending a couple of hours it was time for a coffee and toilet break. You can have a coffee but buying an entrance to the museum and a coffee does NOT entitle you to use the toilet. That is extra. When asked where we could go to use the toilet the official shrugged her shoulders and escorted us to the door.

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  • A must visit place in Budapest. A nice view of the city from the hill top and very close to the official residence of the head of the state. Look out for the hourly change if guards

  • This a place you can't skip if you come to Budapest, the museum has very different interesting art gallery ! and in the top you have an incredible panoramic view of the city.

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