Buda CastleCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- 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.
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93.51% 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
It's one of the greatest attractions of Budapest ! I really enjoyed the trip with the mini-bus (or whatever was called). I suggest to use a guide in the castle area and you will find out many interesting things and even some thoughts of the locals on every-day life.
There was a beautiful gallery about an artist and we really enjoyed it! 💕 it's a very recommended place to visit in Budapest.. and it has a nice city view from up there!
Can be a steep climb to get up to, but there are lifts available for part of the ascent. Wouldn't recommend for anyone a bit unstable on their feet as there are areas of rough cobbles and some poorly marked steps, but once up there it's a truly beautiful view, and some of the architecture in both the castle and the surrounding town area (Fisherman's Bastions etc.) are absolutely stunning, and worth making it up to the top if you can.
The location of the castle is more attractive than the castle itself. There is a short hike from the nearest bus top. Offers great views of the Buda and Pest sides of the city. Most of the times it is crowded, but plenty of space for everyone.
I had a great time visiting Buda Castle. I took the shuttle car that picked and dropped at different interesting sights in the nearby area, so it was quite convenient. Will recommend a visit here.