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  • Address: I Szent György tér, Budapest H1014, Hungary
  • Hours: Museums open daily 10am - 6pm, closed on Mondays
  • Admission: Free. Each museum and gallery charge admission fees

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Buda Royal Palace (Kiralyi Palota)

The grandiose pile of the Királyi Palota (the Royal Palace) is the Phoenix of Budapest - it's been burnt to the ground and rebuilt countless times, and was almost gone in WWII. But these days, looking at the magnificent stone edifice and haughty dome, it's hard to believe it was ever in jeopardy.

Three of Budapest's premier museums are housed in the Royal Palace. The Hungarian National Gallery has rooms of paintings by Hungarian artists ranging from medieval times through to the 20th century. The Budapest History Museum is famed for its Gothic rooms and statues, unearthed in the 1960s during a renovation of the castle. The National Library holds a collection of all Hungarian works.

The gardens offer sweeping views down Castle Hill, and various statues. Follow the groups of tourists to the Matthias Well, a Romantic extravaganza of a fountain with the figure of the young King Matthias as a hunter with his stag, and his beautiful beloved with her doe.

Practical Info

Entrance to the palace is free - this will get you a gaze at its splendor, a stroll around the grounds, some wild statues and those magnificent views. The museums each have separate admission fees.

The best way up Buda Hill is to take the funicular, which will allow you a lazy look at the vistas. You can also walk up, but be warned - the hill is steep!

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21 Hungarian Classic Tour with Free Goulash Soup in Buda Castle from Budapest, Budapest, null
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21 Hungarian Classic Tour with Free Goulash Soup in Buda Castle from Budapest

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Forget the traditional sightseeing tours and get an immersive Budapest experience in a TukTuk. Lay back and enjoy the beauties of marvellous Budapest. Discover ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.06
Private tour of Budapest with a Private Transfer and Guide from Vienna, Vienna, Cultural Tours
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Private tour of Budapest with a Private Transfer and Guide from Vienna

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We would like to invite you for a private tour to Budapest  with a private transport. You will get to know the city’s secular history on a full day ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $742.53
Budapest City Tour in a TukTuk, Budapest, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Budapest City Tour in a TukTuk

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Forget the traditional sightseeing and get a lovely experience while you lay back and enjoy the beauties of this marvelous capital. This is a super tour for ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $67.50
Budapest Supersaver: City Walking Tour and Danube River Dinner Cruise, Budapest, City Tours
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Budapest Supersaver: City Walking Tour and Danube River Dinner Cruise

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Make the most of Budapest with this Budapest Supersaver tour. Stretch your legs and see the sights on this 3-hour Budapest walking tour. Your local guide will ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.80
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Budapest Night Time Vampire Walking Tour at the Castle's Court, Budapest, Walking Tours
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Budapest Night Time Vampire Walking Tour at the Castle's Court

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Experience the bloody side of Hungarian history and the faces of the most famous vampires in the kingdom of Hungary. Experience the stunning dark and magical ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.17
Full-Day Budapest Private Tour by Car or by Public Transport with Lunch, Budapest, Ghost & Vampire ... 
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Full-Day Budapest Private Tour by Car or by Public Transport with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 88 Reviews

Budapest in one day is impossible but this tour will take you to see the best and most iconic sights of the capital. Enjoy a unique full day guided private ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $85.81
Budapest TukTuk Experience - Riverbanks of Danube, Budapest, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Budapest TukTuk Experience - Riverbanks of Danube

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During this tour you're guided through the most spectacular places and sights on both banks of the Danube in a TukTuk. You will see the Citadel, the Chain ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $24.03
3-Hour Small Group History Tour of Buda Castle - A Kingdom of Many Nations, Budapest, City Tours
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3-Hour Small Group History Tour of Buda Castle - A Kingdom of Many Nations

Embark on a 3-hour, small group tour of Castle Hill, the oldest part of Budapest. In the company of a historian, explore Buda’s Castle and the surrounding ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Film Locations Tour in Budapest With a Local, Budapest, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Film Locations Tour in Budapest With a Local

Are you a film fanatic and want to walk through famous film locations? This private guided tour will take you around the locations that have been used in a ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.16
Budapest Walking Tour: Crime and History in Buda Castle, Budapest, Movie & TV Tours
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Budapest Walking Tour: Crime and History in Buda Castle

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This two hour walking tour will take you on a spiral down to the underworld of the Castle District and its vicinity. You will hear gossip of unsolved murders ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.60

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