Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)

Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)

Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar)
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Built in 1896 for the Millennial celebrations, this large complex houses 21 exact replicas of the most magnificent and historic buildings of Hungary.
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Address
Neighbourhood: Zugló
How to get there
  • Széchenyi fürdő • 2 min walk
  • Állatkert • 5 min walk
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  • Tina Z
    1,001 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow, love it! Honestly thinking about not recommending it just so it does not get too crowded
    Wow, wow, wow! I loved it so much and I am sad it was Monday when I visited and could not enter the museum, but it is great that the courtyard is open so you can take a stroll anyway. I think it is a beautiful castle surrounded by lake. I honestly liked it the most out of everything in Budapest. Maybe it is partially because it was not crowded but I just think it has to do with everything. It is a freaking castle, it is like from a fairytale, the patio is nice, you can take a walk around the lake surrounding it (I did not even care the lake was half empty), there is enough shade to enjoy around it if it's a sunny day, it is just beautiful. I am honestly thinking about not recommending to visit it so it does not get too crowded as Fisherman's bastion or Buda castle.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 17 June 2023
  • Francesco D.
    Udine, Italy335 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Legended castle
    Despite its apparent antiquity, the castle was built between the 19th and 20th centuries, on the occasion of the thousandth anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian state. In reality, it is the result of a complex of buildings each designed with a different architectural style, which varies from Romanesque to Gothic, from Renaissance to Baroque. It is indeed the copy of an older castle previously built in Transylvania, rich and famous in legends, including the Dracula's one. In this regard, a bust of the Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi, who immortalized the famous vampire in Hollywood's golden age, has been placed in a niche of the castle. Today it houses the agricultural museum. Noteworthy is the medieval-style tower that stands at the entrance to the castle. Around it, there is a small lake, which can also be crossed by boat or on foot by crossing the bridges. In winter, if it is frozen, there is the possibility of skating on it. To visit absolutely.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • rfg051017
    35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Castle walk about!
    It was a lovely sunny November day so we just walked around the park and moat area. We did not go into anything but we really enjoyed the walk and sat by the moat for ages on the chairs watching the world go by, for us lovely quiet relaxing time peace and quiet!!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 November 2023
  • Apple C
    259 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A romantic place with an unpronounceable name.
    It's beautiful, but not a real castle. Don't be surprised, he really isn't real. It was built as a museum - a mixture of the historical development of Hungarian architecture. But that makes it even more interesting and beautiful! According to all the rules of the Middle Ages, the castle is surrounded by a moat with water, the role of which is played by an artificial lake. The castle is very photogenic – towers, lancet windows, bas-reliefs, sculptures....A romantic place with an unpronounceable name.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 11 December 2023
  • Alina S
    Bucharest, Romania53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best of Budapest.
    I had an amazing walk through the park and enjoyed a sunny not freezing day. The surroundings of the castle are brought from the description of good novels, old or new. The castle itself is a marvel and an architectonic historian. Loved it, you feel like in fairy-tells. It was not crowded and we parked the car on a street with embassies and beautiful houses.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Semaan D. Makary
    Ehden, Lebanon1,182 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful complex
    Showcasing 4 distinctive architectural styles, Vajdahunyad Castle is a thoroughly unique tribute to Hungary’s millennium-long architectural tradition. Designed by architect Ignác Alpár in 1896 as part of Hungary’s millennial celebrations, Vajdahunyad Castle was originally intended to be a temporary exhibition, and was constructed out of wood and cardboard.  However, the attraction proved such a hit with locals and visitors alike that a more permanent structure was built in 1904. The castle itself is divided into four sections, showcasing Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, and Romanesque architecture.  Within each section, the castle is further divided, in total comprising twenty-one smaller buildings linked together, each having been designed as a replica of other significant structures to be found throughout Hungary and Romania.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 January 2024
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Aleksandar K
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
One of my favorite places and monuments im Budapest. The park and castle are gorgeous and expansive. Warm recommend for everyone.
Written 21 May 2024
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Pernilla1970
124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We didn't go into the castle as we knew it is a reproduction and not a memory from the past, but It is worth the visit for the beautiful park.
During our visit there was a sort of fair of security departments (army, police, fire department, etc) with many activities for children, so only locals and no tourists at all, a nice view of the Hungarian society.
Written 30 April 2024
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beth ann k
Halstead, KS1,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This is such a cool concept and ultimately a castle. It's parts of castles that were in ruin, relocated, put together. It's very impressive.
Written 22 April 2024
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Kamil H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Beautiful castle in a park, many mesmerising sites around, 5-10 minutes walk from the Heroes' Square and metro station
Written 8 February 2024
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Semaan D. Makary
Ehden, Lebanon1,182 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
Showcasing 4 distinctive architectural styles, Vajdahunyad Castle is a thoroughly unique tribute to Hungary’s millennium-long architectural tradition.

Designed by architect Ignác Alpár in 1896 as part of Hungary’s millennial celebrations, Vajdahunyad Castle was originally intended to be a temporary exhibition, and was constructed out of wood and cardboard.  However, the attraction proved such a hit with locals and visitors alike that a more permanent structure was built in 1904.

The castle itself is divided into four sections, showcasing Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance, and Romanesque architecture.  Within each section, the castle is further divided, in total comprising twenty-one smaller buildings linked together, each having been designed as a replica of other significant structures to be found throughout Hungary and Romania.
Written 6 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Alina S
Bucharest, Romania53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I had an amazing walk through the park and enjoyed a sunny not freezing day. The surroundings of the castle are brought from the description of good novels, old or new. The castle itself is a marvel and an architectonic historian. Loved it, you feel like in fairy-tells. It was not crowded and we parked the car on a street with embassies and beautiful houses.
Written 3 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Apple C
259 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
It's beautiful, but not a real castle. Don't be surprised, he really isn't real. It was built as a museum - a mixture of the historical development of Hungarian architecture. But that makes it even more interesting and beautiful! According to all the rules of the Middle Ages, the castle is surrounded by a moat with water, the role of which is played by an artificial lake. The castle is very photogenic – towers, lancet windows, bas-reliefs, sculptures....A romantic place with an unpronounceable name.
Written 12 December 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
A must go destination on any holiday I take to Budapest is Vajdahunyad Castle .
This wonderful castle complex although never used as a castle has an interesting history, originally constructed from cardboard and wood for the 1896 millennium Exhibition and built from designs from architect Ignac Alpar it proved so popular that between 1904-1908 it was rebuilt in brick and stone ,its an absolutely amazing series of buildings to view ,there's a wonderful looking evocative gatehouse, museums, a church ,statue's ,water features ,a lake ,its just an awesome castle ,bit bemused by one previous review upset that this castle has no affiliations with Count Dracula,wrong country ,its only connection with Romania is that this structure was a copy of Hunyad Castle in Romania, all in all its a great castle complex to visit if you're planning a holiday to Budapest.
Written 29 November 2023
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rfg051017
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
It was a lovely sunny November day so we just walked around the park and moat area. We did not go into anything but we really enjoyed the walk and sat by the moat for ages on the chairs watching the world go by, for us lovely quiet relaxing time peace and quiet!!
Written 19 November 2023
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Kingeck
Atlanta, GA93 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
There was nothing here. The “castle” was built in the late 1800s and never used as a castle. We only went because we were at the baths, but I would’ve been so upset if I made a special trip out to see this. Also it has nothing to do with Dracula. The whole thing feels very disney World fake.
Written 18 November 2023
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