Buda CastleCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: 1014 Budapest, Szent György tér 2, Hungary
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +361-4583000
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Fountain, Sculpture
Buda Castle - Review
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
- Aranyaszarvas Vendeglo
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Things to Know Before Visiting Buda Castle
93.66% of people who visit Budapest include Buda Castle in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
65.04% of people start their Buda Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Buda Castle
69.19% of people prefer walking in order to reach Buda Castle
Buda Castle Trips
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Buda Castle, Budapest Reviews
Ride an amazing funicular to this place, where you can find food and art. The architecture is amazing and awe inspiring. The management staff is particularly good. I had dropped my funicular ticket on the funicular stairs. It was a risky save and they could've denied it easily. But he went ahead and went down a couple of steps and retrieved it for me. Amazing experience. Must try!
Amazing place. Nice to see that it's so well taken care of and that there is restoration work being done to improve the buildings. There is lots to see and explore. And some lovely views of the city from there as well. Only thing that once again annoyed me was that the food and refreshments being sold were completely over priced. Otherwise we had a great time exploring the Castle. Budapest is certainly my favorite city.
Nice place to visit. The castle and surrounding area is beautiful. There is a great view of the city. You can get to the castle on foot or with the historical lift thing. Worth exploring the surrounding area. Inside there is a huge gallery. Don't expect any historical look for the inside. I would recommend looking mainly from the outside unless you are an art enthusiast.
Budapest Castle. If you love arts and paintings, get inside. Usually in Disney Movies, you would see castles, with large hallways, dance rooms, long food tables and others. Well this castle is not. This are the real castle, and once you get inside, you will see and feel the real medieval castle right before your eyes. Since I am an art lover, I enjoyed the paintings and art collections here. 5 stars.
Beautiful area and grounds. You can't go into the castle itself (at least we found no way in), but the outside is beautiful and worth the trip particularly because you also see the cathedral and wall nearby. The view of Pest and the Danube is great. We had a taxi drop us off at the cathedral and walked to the castle although I saw taxis drop off closer to the castle so you could start there first. Also we didn't have a problem getting a taxi back to our hotel (there are a couple taxi stands near by).