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Vajdahunyad Castle

Photo : Kőrösi Tamás / We Love Budapest
Vajdahunyad vára, Városligeti tó

Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyad vára) was built in Városliget in 1908. Based on a Transylvanian gothic castle, the building was designed by Ignác Alpár for the millennial celebrations of 1896 with the goal of embodying the first 1000 years of Hungarian architecture. Thus, Vajdahunyad Castle blends a variety of styles from Roman, through gothic and renaissance to baroque. Originally, it was a temporary construction of wood, but it was so popular that it was rebuilt of stone and brick by 1908. The castle today is home to the Museum of Agriculture. This is perhaps the most eminent piece of romantic historicism in Hungary and it was placed under protection in 1991. The building stands on an artificial island in Városligeti-tó and is accessible through four bridges. The statue of Anonymus sits in its interior courtyard.

Opening hours
Monday--
Tuesday10:00-17:00-
Wednesday10:00-17:00-
Thursday10:00-17:00-
Friday10:00-17:00-
Saturday10:00-17:00-Open now
Sunday10:00-17:00-
The opening hours apply to the Museum of Agriculture.
 
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