"Budapest open air museum" Castle District (Varhegy) Tip by Nemoa

Castle District (Varhegy), Budapest: 12 reviews and 19 photos

  The Royal palace over the Danube
by Nemoa

Favorite thing: The castle area is a walled complex consisting of the Old Town (Var) and the Royal Palace (Budavari palota).

The Royal Palace is located South of Castle Hill. It stands now on the site of a medieval palace destroyed by the Turkish invaders. Today, there is a grand palace Baroque style which unfortunately does not keep much of its lavish interiores as it was looted during the WWII . Today, it houses someof the most important museums of the city : , the Hungarian National Gallery, the National Széchényi Library, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Budapest History Museum.

Not to miss if the painting and sculpture is your cup of tea.

If it is not you will still enjoy the beauty of the exterior facades of the buildings and the very special medieval atmosphere of the Var.

If you like funiculars you are lucky because the Siklo funs from Clark Adam ter to Szent Gyorgy ter giving you a short ride uphill and allowing you to enjoy the views over the Danube.

If you prefer to walk in the forest or you are missing the gym you might want to access the Hill and the Old town by climbing trhe Kiraly lepcso or Royal Steps, running from Hunyadi Janos ut to the Royal Palace.
This second option is my favourite route if you allow me because of the very diffent perspectives you see of the river and the urban landscapes. Worth the effort, believe me.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 20, 2005
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