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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.)

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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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Explore the hidden secrets of Hungary on this private 12-hour Budapest tour from Vienna. Explore the busy boulevards and peaceful back streets of Budapest with ...  Read more

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

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Budapest Tuk Tuk Tour, Budapest, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Budapest Tuk Tuk Tour

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Explore Budapest on three wheels during this lively, 2.5-hour tuk tuk tour. Most commonly found in Asian cities, tuk tuks are open-air, three-wheeled taxis ...  Read more

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

From USD $64.05
Budapest Night Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour at the Castle, Budapest, City Tours
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Budapest Night Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour at the Castle

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Spend 2-hours exploring the bloody side of Hungarian history and the faces of the most famous vampires in the kingdom of Hungary. Your local guide will ...  Read more

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

From USD $21.71
3-Hour Small Group History Tour of Buda Castle - A Kingdom of Many Nations, Budapest, Ghost & ... 
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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
Budapest TukTuk Experience - Riverbanks of Danube, Budapest, Historical & Heritage 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 $26.05
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 $73.82
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Budapest Orientation Walking Tour, Budapest, Walking Tours
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Budapest Orientation Walking Tour

A walking tour in the twin cities Pest and Buda. You will visit the monumental Saint Stephen’s Basilica, then cross the Danube on Chain Bridge and visit the ...  Read more

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

From USD $16.28
2 Hour Budapest Tour, Budapest, Walking Tours
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2 Hour Budapest Tour

Spend two hours on the Buda side. Walk around the Castle District with the assistance of our tour guide to see the Matthias Church, the Fishermen's Bastion and ...  Read more

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

From USD $19.54
Full-Day Budapest Private Tour by Car or by Public Transport with Lunch, Budapest, City Tours
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Full-Day Budapest Private Tour by Car or by Public Transport with Lunch

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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: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.42

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