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Vajdahunyad Castlein Budapest, Hungary

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Hungarian Vajdahunyad Castle is one of the most distinguished castles around the globe.
Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest
It appeared as an architectural project on the Hungary's 1000 anniversary. It was decided to construct full-sized maquette - Historical pavilion - from wood and papier-mâché (chewed paper) that would combine elements of all buildings that were instrumental in Hungary.

Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest

Architect Ignác Alpár put his hand to the work and he did it perfectly. He combined elements of different styles so seamlessly that citizens worked out the issue to reconstruct his masterpiece in stone.

Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest

Interesting facts

• Vajdahunyad combines parts of 20 buildings scattered around the territory of Hungary and Romania.
• Gothic tower is considered to be an architectural hallmark of the castle. Torture tower of Corvin Castle served as a prototype for the tower which bore name "Don't be afraid". The legend says that this is exactly the place where Count Dracula himself did his crimson crimes.
• Festivals with national dances, local food and wine tasting often take place here.

How to get

The castle is located in the City Park on Szechenyi island. You can get here by metro (Hõsök tere or Széchenyi fürdő metro stations).

Vajdahunyad Castle visiting

You can get to the courtyard free of charge, it is open around the clock. The museum complex is closed on Mondays.

Adult entry ticket costs 1100 forints, children ticket is 500 forints.

Vajdahunyad Castle on the map

Location: Vajdahúnyad vár

Open hours

Daily from 10.00 till 17.00


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