Year of 2017

Buda Castle in Budapest, Hungary

If you want a vivid tour through Budapest’s history, make time to see Buda Castle near the banks of the Danube River. What remains of the medieval castle—first built in 1265—has been incorporated into the many iterations, rebuilds, and reconstructions of the royal palace. Representing architectural styles including Baroque, Gothic, and Communist-era Modern, Buda Castle itself documents the many changes and upheavals that have shaped Hungary.

Buda Castle is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest. It was first completed in 1265, but the massive Baroque palace today occupying most of the site was built between 1749 and 1769. The complex in the past was referred to as either the Royal Palace or the Royal Castle.
The Hungarian town of Buda (today one half of Budapest) in the Nuremberg Chronicle
Buda Castle in the Nuremberg Chronicle, 1493