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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $52.80
Budapest City Tour in a TukTuk, Budapest, Cultural Tours
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Budapest City Tour in a TukTuk

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 9 Reviews

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 $63.57
Private tour of Budapest with a Private Transfer and Guide from Vienna, Vienna, City Tours
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Private tour of Budapest with a Private Transfer and Guide from Vienna

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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.)

From USD $699.30
Budapest Night Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour at the Castle, Budapest, Private ... 
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Budapest Night Time Dark History and Vampire Walking Tour at the Castle

4 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

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 $21.55
Budapest Supersaver: City Walking Tour and Danube River Dinner Cruise, Budapest, Ghost & Vampire ... 
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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 $73.27
Budapest TukTuk Experience - Riverbanks of Danube, Budapest, Walking Tours
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Budapest TukTuk Experience - Riverbanks of Danube

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $25.86
Budapest Orientation Walking Tour, Budapest, City 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 $16.16
3-Hour Small Group History Tour of Buda Castle - A Kingdom of Many Nations, Budapest, Walking 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
2 Hour Budapest Tour, Budapest, Historical & Heritage 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 $19.40
Budapest Walking Tour: Crime and History in Buda Castle, Budapest, City Tours
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Budapest Walking Tour: Crime and History in Buda Castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

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 $26.94

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