Buda Castle is one of Hungary’s most famous landmarks built on Castle Hill. It was completed in 1265 as a palace for the kings of Hungary. The castle reflects the tumultuous history of Hungary and the ever-changing fortune that the country held. Inside the castle, you’ll find many more attractions such as the National Gallery of Hungary, the Budapest History Museum, the Matthias Fountain, the National Szechenyi Library and more. To access the castle, you must take the Castle Hill Funicular at Clark Ádám Square located right before the start of the famous Chain Bridge on the Buda side of the city.
The castle has suffered the test of time and many wars, for this reason, it has been renovated a myriad of times and little is known of how it looked in the beginning. However, even so, it is still an impressive sight (inside and out) and your time in Budapest is not complete until you visit Buda Castle.
Many festivals are held in the castle year round, including: