Vajdahunyad CastleCurrently Closed
- Address: 1146 Budapest, Városliget, Vajdahunyadvár, Hungary
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +36-14220765
- Ticket Price: 1100 HUF
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Castle, Family And Kids, Architecture
Vajdahunyad Castle - Review
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 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
Restaurants Near Vajdahunyad Castle
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Things to Know Before Visiting Vajdahunyad Castle
17% of people who visit Budapest include Vajdahunyad Castle in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
40.38% of people start their Vajdahunyad Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Vajdahunyad Castle
73.26% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vajdahunyad Castle
Vajdahunyad Castle Trips
Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest Reviews
This castle truely is fantastical, although small and not much to explore, if you plan on going up to the tower bridge section you get a free drink with any meal at the restaurant by using your tower ticket. The on site restaurant is reasonably priced, in a pretty stop, looking out over the castle moat. Had a great time using the pedalo's on the other side with a lovely view of the castle and heroes square. Beautiful setting and great fun.
Vajdahunyad castle is in the city park of Budapest. It's not very big castle but it's nice. You can see the city from top of it. You can visit it if you are in Budapest. City park is beautiful and amazing. You can sit, relax and enjoy there.there are many things to enjoy.
Interesting space. I particularly liked the Anonymous statue. There is not too much to see here but it is worth visiting if you are already in the area. The range of architectural styles may be worth the visit on there own if you are into that. Take some extra time to walk around the park.
Very nice copy-castle of the original one, many different exhibitions. Here are some temporary exhibitions, too, also festvals. In the middle of a park, there are nice cafes around. Give it a try and have fun.
Very beautiful place to visit, the architecture is amazing. We did not go inside, but looking at the other reviews I don't regret it at all. There is also a small lake and a park next to it, so it's perfect to spend some time outside while you are there. Would recommend to visit it if you are traveling to Budapest.