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Sandor Palace

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Address: Szent Gyoergy ter 1 - 2, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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I was very interested about this building as it is where the changing of the guards happens. The design of the building is also pretty cool with a little Roman inspiration with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is next to Buda castle and on the top of the Buda Hill. Protected by a good few century guards I was told that this is the presidential office. Worth looking at as it's a very nice building

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I was very interested about this building as it is where the changing of the guards happens. The design of the building is also pretty cool with a little Roman inspiration with the triangle rooftop design.

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

It's call a palace but as special as ones like the Parliament. However, you can find many guards protecting this building, because this is where the president lives. Not much to watch, but if you happen to pass by on time, try to watch the guard changing.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

When you get off the funicular, the Buda Castle is in your left, Sandor Palace is on your right. This is the official residence of the Hungarian, and the site of the changing of the guard. Once a month, on a Saturday, there is a large official changing of the guard, at 12:00 with a large contingent of military and... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Two serious looking guards in very small guard shacks. Great location. Not too fancy for a presidential palace.

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Thank Ron T
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were lucky enough to see the "change of guards" at Sandor Palace around 9 am in the morning during our visit to Buda Hill late last month. The palace was currently the residence for the President of Hungary and not open for public viewing.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

When we were visiting the area of Buda hill and stopped in front of Sandor palace, we were lucky to see the changing of the guards in front of the main entrance.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

We were lucky enough to get here when they were changing the guards, which was interesting to see! I would try to google to find out the times so you can see for yourself.

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is the official residence of the president of Hungary. The palace was not open to the public when we were there but we arrived at the right time to see the changing of the guard. Before the guards were changed, there were two sentries in sentry boxes outside the palace, one of each side of the main entrance. First... More 

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Thank Edmund R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The palace is nothing special. I'm not even sure if you can go in. But the changing of the guard every hour is well worth then visit. They really make a nice show of it, especially kids will get a thrill out of it.

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District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious and intricate past, Buda has some of the most outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube. Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
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