Would you like to learn the underground and overground mysteries of the Buda Castle District? If a place is 800 years old, experts can tell you thousands of exciting true stories and urban legends full of twists and turns, and of course they can also draw your attention to unique cultural and artistic treasures.
From Castle to Palace – Walk in the Buda Palace District, the Castle Chapel and the King's Cellar
Learn about the stormy history of the Buda Palace from the Anjou kings' fortress through World War II to the present day.
The Buda Palace, the former residence of Hungarian rulers and the centre of culture and art, is a national symbol. On a guided walk, you can learn about the adventurous history of the building complex that is visible today, from the fortress of Anjou kings to the present day. What happened to King Matthias' Renaissance palace during the Ottoman occupation? Who started building on Castle Hill again after Buda was recaptured? How was the luxurious European-rank Royal Palace built for Franz Joseph and Elizabeth? How was the governor's residence destroyed in World War II, and what happened to it in the decades that followed? During the walk, you will get answers to these questions, and you can also hear about the large-scale constructions currently taking place under the National Haussmann Programme.