Buda Castle is one of the most famous buildings and a history museum in Budapest. It used to be a palace of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, referred as the Royal Palace or the Royal Castle. It is now coverted into a National gallery housing important artworks in Hungary and a history museum focusing on the history of Budapest. Buda Castle is one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Buda Castle is situated on the south tip of Castle Hill, surrounded by the Castle District in the north, famous for medieval, Baroque and Neoclassical structures.
Popular Buda Castle Festivals
Budapest Wine Festival
Features a fascinating Wine Harvest Procession, also many concerts and performances. Wine lovers can Enjoy the great wines on offer here. Wine Festival is usually conducted in September.
The traditional castle route of the Harvest Procession is: Szentháromság tér – Tóth Árpád sétány – Dísz tér – Koldus kapu – festival main stage.
Until Sep 1: HUF 2,500 for 1 day, or HUF 4,500 for 4 days
After Sep 1 and on the spot: HUF 3,000 for 1 day, or HUF 6,000 for 4 days
Buda Castle Beer Festival
Also popular as Budavari Sorfesztival, it is a festival for beer and craft beer lovers. This festival is also popular for its concerts & Shows, local food, and obviously Beer. Usuallyit is conducted in the summer months (late August, mid June).
1 Day Ticket: HUF 1,999 incl. a pint of beer
4 Day Ticket: HUF 4,999 incl. a pint of beer
Budget Buda Castle Tour
Includes Buda Castle Attractions, Visiting Fisherman’s Bastion, Visiting Matthias Church (outside).
Available every day from 2PM to 4PM.
Price: EUR 10 per Adult
Buda Castle Night Tour
Includes Buda Castle Attractions by Night (no entry included), Nocturnal Panorama of Budapest from the Castle Hill, Magical and dark atmosphere and Exciting stories and legends about the dark past of Budapest & Hungary.
Available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays throughout the year from 8:30PM to 10:30 PM
Price: EUR 20 per Adult
Buda Hills Bus Tour
Includes Buda Castle attractions, Visiting Fisherman’s Bastion, Visiting Matthias Church (outside), Citadel on Gellert Hill and Liberty Statue on Gellert Hill.
Availble every day from 10AM - 12 PM and 2.30 PM - 4.30 PM
Price: EUR 18 per Adult
Castle Tour & Funicular & Cruise
Includes 2h Private Walking Tour in Castle District, Visiting Fisherman’s Bastion, Visiting Matthias Church (outside), Funicular Ride and 1h Guided Danube Cruise.
Available everyday except Mondays on Odd week nos.
Time: 10.30 AM - 2 PM and 4 PM - 7.30 PM
Price: from EUR 42 to 130 based on group size and time of the day
How to Reach
Gentle Hill Walk: 10-15 minutes walk from Szell Kalman Square, passing by the Vienna Gate (Becsi Kapu), the National Archives, Matthias Church, Fisherman’s Bastion and the Presidential Palace.
Steep Hill Walk: Starts from the Chain Bridge, at Clark Adam Square, via the stairs leading up next to the Funicular.
Elevators located at Murat Pasha Bastion, School Stairs (Iskola Lepcso) and Granit Stairs (Granit Lepcso)
Bus: Bus no. 16 from Deak Ferenc Square and Bus no. 16 or 116 from Szell Kalman Square
Funicular / Cable Car: Starts from next to the Tunnel at Clark Adam Square. Usual waiting time of Funicular is 30 mins.