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Buda Castle tours and tickets

The imposing Buda Castle sits on the Castle Hill in Budapest offering views over the beautiful Danube river. It once served as a residence of the Hung...

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Walking tours

Get a historical overview of the Buda Castle district, with a private walk through the small cobblestone streets and squares. Feel the medie...

Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
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Available in: English
City tours

Take two hours to explore the Buda side of Budapest! Walk around the Castle District with the direction of your tour guide to see Matthias C...

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Castle & palace tours

The oldest part of Budapest, Castle Hill, is yours to explore on this walking tour! The area has narrow streets, cobbled roads, and is fille...

Duration
3 hours
Available in: English
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Make the most of your stay in Budapest and save on the greatest attractions in the city! The Budapest Card is the official city pass, which ...

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Bus tours

From the spring of 2018, a new eco-friendly type of vehicle is taking passengers to major city landmarks in Budapest’s historic Castle Distr...

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Walking tours

What better way to see the city than a bike tour on a balmy summer’s evening? Explore all the major sites and discover their histories and m...

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Sightseeing

Get the chance to learn about Budapest's history and Hungarian culture while walking past the Danube and getting the best views of the Parli...

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Walking tours

Enjoy a leisurely winter experience and learn about Budapest's history on an innovative and entertaining bike ride. Charming yet chilly, Bud...

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2 hours 30 minutes
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Walking tours

Budapest’s original and most renowned biking tour is an innovative, entertaining, easy and relaxing way to see most of the city’s sights in ...

Duration
4 hours
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Available in: English
Tour in Quad and Scooter

During this short scenic tour, you will ride to the top of Gellért Hill and see the most incredible panoramic views! Hear stories of the cit...

Duration
1 hour
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Available in: English
City tours

Each tour starts with a practice session of around 20 minutes which isn't part of your tour time. Learning to ride is very easy but nonethel...

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Walking tours
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Your walking tour begins at the Opera House from where you’ll take a short ride on the Millennium metro out to the Heroes' Square and City P...

Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
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Available in: English

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The inside story

The imposing Buda Castle sits on the Castle Hill in Budapest offering views over the beautiful Danube river. It once served as a residence of the Hungarian kings but today the castle complex houses the Hungarian National Gallery, The Budapest History Museum and the Széchenyi National Library.

The foundations of today’s castle were constructed in the fourteenth century. The castle would later be besieged over 30 times and went through considerable changes in style, renovations and reconstructions throughout the years.

The main structure of the Buda Castle, also known as the Royal Palace, is a massive Neo-Baroque-style building. The interior consists of some reconstructed medieval rooms and is home to two museums and the library. The Budapest History Museum, located in the southern wing of Buda Castle, presents the history of Budapest from its beginnings through to the modern era. The Hungarian National Gallery presents Hungarian art works from the eleventh century until the present day. The Széchenyi National Library is a collection of rare and antique books.

The Castle District and the castle itself belong to the World Heritage sights of Budapest. The castle and the surrounding area are brimming with culture and history. Visitors can enjoy the surrounding area by walking or join a guided tour to take a closer look at the castle. You can access the castle in a number of ways, either by foot, bus or by the well-known cable car, which departs from Széchenyi bridge.

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