The Royal Palace of Budapest

24 September, 2014 0 Comments

Royal Palace Castle Hill Budapest

The Royal Palace, or Buda Castle, is one of the main tourist attractions of Budapest. This palace was built in the 13th century, severely damaged during the Second World War and after the end of the war it was rebuilt in Neo-Baroque style, using some of the original parts. It is located in the western area of the city, in the well-known Castle Hill, a walled area where you will also find the Old City.

Today, in its inside this palace is home to the National Library and three major museums, each one oriented to various historical aspects of this fascinating culture.The first is the Budapest History Museum, where you can learn about the fascinating history of this capital starting from the middle ages.

It is also the Hungarian National Gallery, where there are works of Hungarian artists, and the Contemporary Art Museum. You can also visit and see the Lion Courtyard; the Matthias Well and the statue of the Turul Bird, the bird of the Hungarian mythology.

Turul Bird

To get to this fascinating place you can go on the funicular that part from Chain Bridge, in the centre of the city, and enjoy the beautiful and nostalgic views of Budapest during the journey. This tour also lets you know the labyrinth of the Buda Castle that has 1200 meters of underground tunnels and caves that can be explored on guided tours.

You can find more information on budacastlebudapest.com.

Photo 1 source: hungarywanderer.com
Photo 2 source: thehungariangirl.com

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