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Buda Castle District and the Royal Palace

The Buda Castle is since 1987 part of UNESCO World Heritage. The Royal Palace of Buda is located on top of Castle Hill in the Buda Castle district, which is well known for its beautiful baroque buildings. The Royal Palace has been constantly under construction since the 13th century and the seat of many kings for the last 700 years of Hungarian history. Today, this amazing building is home to some of the most famous Hungarian museums, like the Hungarian National Gallery and the Budapest History Museum.


The miraculous Buda Castle itself, the museums, the old, fascinating houses in the little streets of Castle Hill and beautiful panoramic views on Pest side and Danube make this place an unforgettable experience for tourists and hikers.

The turquoise dome caps of the eclectic Royal Palace, which has been bombed, burned and rebuilt repeatedly in Buda’s Castle District are amazing to look at and after viewing Hungarian paintings in the National Gallery, visitors can enjoy stunning views of Pest from the courtyard. Budapest’s Royal Palace was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War. Today it houses Hungary’s National Library, the Budapest History Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery’s exquisite collection of paintings.

Address: 1014 Budavári palota
Phone: Located in the Buda side of the city

Opening hours: daily all day, museums: 10 am to 6 pm (closed Monday in winter
Public Transport Access: Bus 16 to Dísz tér or Castle bus 10 to Szentháromság tér