Buda Castle


Castle Hill was traditionally the place for royal residence in Budapest, the first castle was built there between 1247 and 1265 by King Bela IV. During the reign of Sigismund of Luxemburg the castle was expanded and became one of the greatest palaces in Europe. King Matthias added a new wing to the exisiting palace but unfortunately it was almost completely demolished during the Turkish occupation, between 1541 and 1686. The new palace was built by King Charles III. of Habsburg between 1714 and 1723. Maria Theresa extended this new palace but like before it did not last for long. 

The great fire in 1810 and the attack during the Hungarian rising destroyed a big part of it. After 1867 a new wing and a central domed structure were added to the remaining parts of the castle. It is the building that visitors can see today. It is the place for several museums like the Budapest History Museum, the National Gallery and the National Szechenyi Library.

Around 20th August there is a great festival held in Sigismund court in the castle where you can see products of Hungarian craftsmen and try traditional food and drinks. Also at the beginning of September there is a wine and champagne festival and you can try Hungarian wine and traditional drinks.

Katy Perry filmed her video clip for Firework in Buda Castle.


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It is open to the public and you can visi it during the day for free but if you would like to visit any of the museums you have to pay for addmission.

Going there by car is not an option as in Castle District you cannot use cars but buses number 16 and 78 take you there and also you can get there from Chain Bridge by funicular.

In the Castle District you can find lots of medieval and baroque houses but also several embassies are there, among them the German embassy. The residence of the Hungarian President is near Buda Castle too.

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When you go up by Buda Castle funicular iFisherman's Bastion is only a few minutes walk from the castle. The view of Pest and the Danube is breathtakingfrom Fisherman's Bastion.

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The best panorama of Pest and the Danube is from Fisherman's Bastion. You can take wonderful photos of the Parliament building on the Pest side.

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The statue of King Mathias in front of Mathias church in the Castle district only a few steps from Buda Castle.

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The seven towers of Fisherman's Bastion symbolizes the seven chieftains of the seven tribes that settled in the Carpathian basin in 895.

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You can get to Castle district by number 15 bus or. Get off at Szentharomsag ter, or Holy Trinity square.

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You can enjoy the view from Fisherman's Bastion but there are other things as well that you can admire in Hungary.

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Lots of tourists visit Budapest every time of the year and tourists from Asia are not exception.

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Instead of rottweilers eagles protect the pretty girls in Hungary!

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