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Buda Castle

(Budavári Palota)
Castle, Museum, and Monument / Landmark
Budavári Palota, Budapest
  • Katja M.
    "Huge beautiful castle with permanent and temporary exhibitions."(4 Tips)
    Joanne W.
    "Lovely views and they had a palinka and whiskey festival at the top."(45 Tips)
    Mary N.
    "Don't buy the return ticket for funicular."(5 Tips)
    Adil V.
    "combination of extreme architecture with perfect budapest view"(7 Tips)
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  • Joanne W.
    Joanne WrightOctober 10, 2014
    Some people have added photos here of the Matthias church ... It's a separate building about a ten minute walk away. It's not the castle. The castle is the building with the blue dome.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Joanne W.
    Joanne WrightOctober 10, 2014
    You can walk up but there is also a cable car to the right hand side as you look at the building opposite the bridge. Lovely views and they had a palinka and whiskey festival at the top. Extra cost.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Nikka
    NikkaJanuary 31, 2015
    Monument castle on the hill above the city.There are galleries, spots to enjoy the view or admire the architecture, visit history expositions,try some medieval activities with locals or buy some arts.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • We Love Budapest
    We Love BudapestOctober 15, 2014
    Don't miss the World Heritage-listed Royal Palace and Castle Hill. Home to the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum, famous Fishermen's Bastion, tiled roof of the Matthias Church.
    Upvoted Aug 18
  • Priya T.
    Priya TungrusJune 5, 2016
    Beautiful castle - a mixture of different architecture. You can still see some of the medieval castle through the history museum part.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BJune 28
    Very pretty with great views of Danube and Pest. Museum is closed on Monday’s. Take the Funicular from the base of the castle to the top. Cool little ride.
    Upvoted Sep 9
  • Ivar M.
    Ivar MeriloSeptember 12
    Save some money and do not take funicular nor castle buses to get to the top - it's just so easy to walk to the left of funicular (slight elevation) and take the free elevator to the top.
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinDecember 31, 2015
    Destroyed a rebuilt many times over the centuries. Huge impressive palace towering high on the Buda side of the river and dominating the Budapest skyline.
  • Mary N.
    Mary NadelaJuly 31, 2016
    Amazing view at night! Bring a tripod. Don't buy the return ticket for funicular. Walk down.
  • Larissa S.
    Larissa Sant'AnnaApril 28, 2015
    I guess my fav place in the city. Perfect for walking - if you don't mind walking a lot - and have plenty of spare time. Totally worth the visit, the view is stunning!
  • Amit G.
    Grand and huge. A short walk from Fisherman's bastion. If you are coming from Clark Adam Tér then a short climb or take the lifts. Avoid the funicular. See the royal guard on horses.
  • Catherine M.
    Catherine McNeelFebruary 28, 2017
    Beautiful art and building, picture perfect grounds outside. The castle is a must when visiting Budapest. Area surrounding the museum has lots to explore and see as well.
  • Vasek S.
    Vasek S.May 20, 2015
    Brilliant view of Budapest from this castle.. Such a good idea to go there at night! Of course the castle is also beautiful building and it's necessary to see it..
  • Vivien B.
    Vivien BukovenszkiSeptember 1, 2012
    Today we visited Buda Castle and it is still really beautiful and there were lots of people because there is Beer Festival there. Visit it if you would like to taste it! ;)
  • Dylan S.
    Dylan StilinJuly 17, 2014
    A beautiful site, but don't waste your time and money to go inside or eat at the onsite restaurants. Best move: go in the morning or after lunch time, late in the afternoon.
  • budapestUNDERGUIDE
    budapestUNDERGUIDEMay 23, 2012
    A must see of this city... Prices can be a little high, so make sure to eat beforehand, or better yet, bring a picnic to enjoy as you overlook the entire city of Pest..!
  • Kata V.
    Kata VarsányiJanuary 27
    Amazing view from the castle, great for a long walk around a silent neighbourhood. When visiting, don't miss Ruszwurm confectionary and the National Gallery either!
  • Daryl T.
    Daryl TanFebruary 13, 2017
    There's scenic view from all directions. Seeing across szechengyi bridge and parliament building or viewing the buda castle.
  • Julia K.
    Julia KateJanuary 23, 2016
    Stunning! The views amazing...access to galleries, museums and a beautiful church st matthaus from here. Really lovely. Great for photography.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaldecuttJanuary 9, 2016
    You can see much of the city from here and witness the changing of the guard in front of the presidential home -- closer than you could ever get to the White House.
  • Ula L.
    Ula LezhenkoJanuary 26, 2017
    Really interesting museum, but take an audio guide, otherwise it will be not that thoughtful. Exhibition starts from the top platform and it takes about 2 hours with a guide.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SloneOctober 14, 2016
    Amazing views. A great place to explore and get a view from above the river and city.
  • Igor H.
    Igor HrcekApril 10, 2017
    It's a castle. A lot of ancient bricks and statues. Clean place, a lot of things to see if you like history.
  • Lucille F.
    Lucille FisherJune 4, 2015
    After you've seen the major sites, find time to meander the streets in the area. Very atmospheric & more photo ops.
  • Peter S.
    Peter SigristDecember 5, 2015
    Spend an hour or two just walking the grounds - full of interesting nooks and great views of the city
  • Luis D.
    Luis DuranJuly 21, 2013
    The best place to visited in Budapest (in the day).Visit the market,you can found a tipical things from Budapest. Me llamó luuet
  • Pelin D.
    Pelin DuraMarch 15, 2015
    it has a great view especially at night the lights of the chain bridge is breath taking! i would recommen the busapest history museum
  • Gyozo N.
    Gyozo NagyJune 19, 2017
    Prepare your Camera and take a tour around. Best places to take photos: north-east side and East side (to the parliament).
  • Dina
    DinaJanuary 21, 2015
    It was really nice for a walk and very atmospheric. The views are amazing and when it's lit at night its beautiful.
  • Cara L.
    Cara LubbeFebruary 2, 2016
    The castle inside isn't great unless you go to a museum. But the view is spectacular and it's a great place to spend an afternoon
  • Enver K.
    Enver KannurFebruary 27
    Great views of both parts of Budapest ..A must if you are in Budapest
  • Katja M.
    Katja M.December 29, 2015
    Huge beautiful castle with permanent and temporary exhibitions. History museum.
  • Phat B.
    Phat BuoyNovember 7, 2014
    Fantastic place to explore - take the furnicula rail to the top and walk back down through the greenery
  • Fekete A.
    Fekete AnnamáriaAugust 19, 2013
    The best place to see all the famous sights of Budapest from a higher spot. The view is very beautiful ☺
  • Simon C.
    Simon ChanJanuary 22, 2015
    If your able bodied take the stairs or free escalator to the top (walk further south). Great views and architecture.
  • Nadia P.
    Nadia PrutskovaNovember 8, 2014
    Fantastic place to explore - take the furnicula rail to the top and walk back down through the greenery
  • Adil V.
    Adil VJanuary 1, 2016
    combination of extreme architecture with perfect budapest view
  • Nikoletta H.
    Nikoletta HendrikMay 20, 2011
    Enjoy sightseeing but have a drink or lunch somewhere else - as everything is unreasonably expensive inside and around the castle area.
  • Dem N.
    Dem NielsOctober 4, 2016
    You should definitely visit it at night as well! The castle AND the castle district!
  • Marc L.
    Marc LambriksNovember 2, 2014
    Very nice place to start discovering Budapest. Museum bit disappointing as public could not see ballrooms etc.
  • Eirini M.
    Beautiful place to visit. Make sure you have a walk in the garden
  • Ele G.
    Ele Gagnidze 유April 13, 2016
    Beautiful and huge place. Entry to the museum 2400 huf. Great views of pest side.
  • Olena K.
    Olena KaunJuly 8, 2016
    On the castle terraces there're amazing viewpoints on Pest, Danube. The Castle itself has a huge territory
  • Miriam H.
    Amazing place! Going to the top walking worth the effort even your laziness wants to take the tram :P
  • Helen V.
    Helen VoytenkoFebruary 20, 2016
    Beautiful castle with the best view on the Pest side
  • Anna T.
    Anna TrifonidouApril 21, 2015
    You should definitely visit the buda castle. The view is amazing.
  • Siobhán
    SiobhánSeptember 19, 2017
    The castle is mostly rebuilt but the views from up the hill is breathtaking.
  • Sonia D.
    Sonia DmytrenkoMay 13, 2013
    food festival here is the best place to try Hungarian cuisine with traditional alcohol)
  • Марат И.
    Awesome view. Just take a wine or beer and gal and go up there.
  • Stavroula K.
    There's an admission charge for the permanent collection at the National Museum so skip it and just wander around
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