At World Heritage Site Buda Castle, you'll encounter medieval architecture, lush gardens, and centuries of royal Hungarian and Austro-Hungarian history. Though Nazis stole the palace's luxurious room exhibits in the 1940s, the building is still home to the Hungarian National Gallery, which holds significant collections of Hungarian art. It is also the site of the Budapest History Museum and National Szechenyi Library. This 13th-century structure has been renovated and modernized after it was nearly destroyed in World War II. Explore the surrounding neighborhood, known as the Castle District, which is celebrated for its historic houses, churches, and public buildings. Plan your Buda Castle visit and explore what else you can see and do in Budapest using our Budapest road trip planner.
Buda Castle reviews
This breathtaking castle is much better viewed from the Pest side of Budapest, especially after dark, when it is dramatically illuminated. However, strolling through the castle area and atriums is a..... more »
One of the places you just have to visit during your stay in Budapest. Beautiful castle and area around it. The view from Buda Castle is amazing. Still can't decide if I like it more when I am in the.... more »
I only had the experience of walking around the Castle and it was amazing. One of my best days in whole Europe. The view of the Castle and its beauty it's amazing. Being on the hill, you have also a really beautiful view of the Budapest landscape with the Danube running in front of it, the Parliament, the Cathedral and a little from the Fisherman's Bastion. My suggestion is, if you have time, go visit and enjoy an afternoon around the Castle and the surroundings.
A gigantic palace with a rich history going back to the middle ages. Fantastic view of the whole city. I went to the history museum and it was really dense. It is shared into different categories, the first ones being about the history of the castle and the last one about the story of Buda and Pest (most interesting for me). It is quite a big museum and in 2 hours I did not even have time to finish it !
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