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Visegrad Travel Guide: 32 reviews and 110 photos

Castle, river, mountains...

I live in country without any big mountains, without so big river like Danube is and this trip to Visegrad let me to see flat Danube and stunning mountains.

In 1009 the first written source mentioned Visegrád as the bailiff seat founded by St. Stephen. The fortification system was erected after the Mongol invasion around 1250-1260 by Béla IV and his wife, Queen Mary. Later the castle was fortified by Chares Robert and more later by Matthias Hunyady, reconstructed it to palace.

The most interesting landmark of Visegrad is castle of Visegrad. This building can be seen on the big (about 350 meters) mountain, the panorama from this mountain then climbing to castle is fantastic - with the river, little town Visegrad, other mountains on the horizon.

So, I recommend you to go to this place, especially then visiting Budapest, because it is about 40 km from the capital of Hungary.

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  • Pros:Beautiful panoramas, historical place
  • In a nutshell:Small, but charming and gloriuos
  • Last visit to Visegrad: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    Hello, Raimundas! Thanx for your nice story....

  • Apr 3, 2008 at 3:55 AM

    You make it sound great and leave me needing more photos and tips ;)

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2007 at 1:23 AM

    I think one day I have to see more of Hungary. I've only been to Budapest.

  • 1courage's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2007 at 1:50 PM

    Lovely page! It helps me remember that it`s pretty much that I didn`t visit Visegrad. Maybe in the spring.

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2006 at 9:44 AM

    Nice little page. Too bad the food in the feast is probably wax too. I could eat at least half of it right now.

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2006 at 1:43 PM

    I have to visit that castle one day! Ciao!

  • peerapa's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2005 at 6:54 AM

    Nice page & good tip...hehehe now I'm know where're you took your id pic (~__^)....May

  • roamer61's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2005 at 10:45 AM

    Nice tips and photos on a fascinating place.

  • magor65's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2005 at 6:11 AM

    Excellent photos and interesting information on a beautiful place

  • StefanosS's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2005 at 3:18 PM

    Wonderful photos and interesting tips, go on Raimis !


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