Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest

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Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 1146 Budapest, Városliget, Vajdahunyadvár, Hungary

Phone: +36-14220765

Ticket Price: 1100 HUF

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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The Vajdahunyad Castle situated inside City Park in Budapest. Constructed for the millennium Exhibition which put Budapest on the world map, the castle was initially made of cardboard.  It was only concretized later.  Today it is a grand and majestic tourist attraction. This building was a part of the Millennium Celebrations of Budapest which marked the 1000 year anniversary of settlement in Hungary.

Castle looks almost fairytale like with its Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. This mix of styles is a tribute to the several iconic buildings of Hungary thought of by the architect, Ignac Alpar. Presently it is also home to the Agricultural Museum of Hungary, the greatest agrarian display center in Europe. This castle and the park around it are a definite must visit for a visitor to Budapest who wants to see the diverse architecture of the place all rolled into one beautiful mélange of colors textures and styles.

Another striking feature that will definitely grab your attention in the castle’s garden is Anonymus Szobor–the statue of anonymous. While the minute craftwork of this dark statue will put you in awe of it, the beautiful story will thrill you to know more about the statue. According to the story, this beautiful sculpture was created by sculptor Miklós Ligeti to pay a tribute to the nameless storysteller.

Vajdahunyad Castle Information

  • The statue of Anonymous the unknown writer of Gesta Hungarorum is within the palace grounds.

Vajdahunyad Castle Ticket Prices

  • Entrance for permanent exhibition: Adult: 600HUF & Children and retired: 300HUF
  • Anonymus Szobor: The statue is open for 24 hours.

Vajdahunyad Castle Opening and Closing Hours

Hungarian Agricultural Museum timings: 

  • (1st April-31 October): Tuesday to Sunday: 10am–5pm

Opening times in winter (1 November - 31 March):

  • Tuesday-Sunday 10 am-4 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm
  • Monday: closed

Last admission (for all season): Half an hour before closing.

How To reach Vajdahunyad Castle by Public Transport

  • Varosliget.

Restaurants Near Vajdahunyad Castle

  • Bagolyyar
  • Lancelot Lovagi
  • Gundel

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  • More impressive from the outside. For a few bucks, you can go up in 2 of the towers. The views are nice but nothing spectacular. Also, the inside is very modern, not castle-like at all. There's also hundreds of dead, stuffed animals inside, which is kind of depressing and seems a bit outdated. Let's start respecting nature.

  • The exterior is charming. For me, it was much like looking at the Disneyland castle - it's a pretty castle, but if you love castles for their history, this one won't do it for you. I never should have gone. My boyfriend, on the other hand, loved it. He doesn't care a bit about history. So there you have it. The grounds are green and well cared for with benches to sit on. There are cafes to eat at and even a small park. The Museum of Agriculture and the Statue of Anonymous, both interesting to see, are nearby.

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  • "ABSOLUTELY STUNNING" We just happened to stumble across this place purely by chance. I must say I'm so glad that we did. The whole place is like something out of a fairytale. Absolutely beautiful.

  • This place is amazing. I absolutely loved the park, the castle is beautiful and the restaurant serves great food, with a lovely view of the lagoon.

  • This is a wonderfully castle, free to enter, with many beautiful and relaxing places to sit and relax. There were Bach organ concerts in the church at the time we went. The buildings were wonderful to look at and it's nice that it was right in the park, with the pond, baths, and restaurants nearby.

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