Buda Castle

Buda Castle
Buda Castle
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Also known as the Royal Palace, Buda Castle sits magnificently upon Buda Hill, overlooking the Danube and the Pest side of the city. Established in the 13th Century by King Bela IV to protect against Mongol invasions, the Castle was built on by successive Kings, most notably King Mattias Corvinus in the 16th Century, and destroyed by successive tides of fortune. Extensive restoration began in the 1950s so that today this resplendent Palace hosts Hungary's National Library, the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum, whilst medieval ramparts below offers visitors a pleasant stroll around the castle grounds.

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United Kingdom

Very impressive.

Reply Jun 15th, 2012
United Kingdom

Well worth a visit, not that you can really miss it:)

Reply Sep 5th, 2011

Worth going up for the view alone

Reply Nov 26th, 2010
United Kingdom

You can't miss this when you're in Budapest!

Reply Jun 24th, 2010
United Kingdom

Sitting on the steps in Summer affords one a wonderful view.

Reply Apr 13th, 2010
United States

The number one tourist spot in Budapest... for a good reason. Very interesting and the area around it is amazing!

Reply Mar 13th, 2009
United States

So gorgeous... Worth a visit no matter how short your stay is!!

Reply Nov 12th, 2008
United Kingdom

Buda castle speaks for itself really. Amazing palace up on a hill the other side of the river to the main city. Cross over the bridge take the funicular up and enjoy the views. buda castle itself is not my favourite building in budapest but the whole buda area is great with some cool cafes and shops etc. very different vibe to pest side. peace.

Reply Mar 13th, 2008
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