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Visegrad is a small town 40km northwest of Budapest located between Szentendre and Esztergom, that’s why some people see it as part of a tour on daytrips that include these 3 towns of the Danube bend. We just traveled there from Szentendre by bus.
This small village with less than 2000 inhabitants lies next to Danube river and has a great history behind. Visegrad means “the upper castle”, a name given by Slovak settlers during 9th century when they came here and saw the remains of the old fort from the roman era. In 13th century (after the mongol invasion in Europe in 1242) the town was built again and a citadel was built up on the hill while the Royal palace was constructed near the river by the king of Hungary Charles Robert in 14th century, his son Louis the Great renovated the palace but big expansion took place by king Matthias Cornivus in late 15th century but he used the palace as a summer palace only. A century later the palace was destroyed by the ottoman turks.
What we did upon our arrival was to visit the Palace (the entrance is just a few meters away from the boat/bus stop) which now houses a museum. We drunk a coffee and then went up to the citadel (using a taxi) and enjoyed the beautiful view over Danube river. On our way back we preferred to save some money and hiked down the path that took us back to the bus stop.
If you go up to Felegvar you can just visit the castle and enjoy the view for 1400Ft or pay 300Ft and get access to a... more travel advice
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