Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle

Vajdahunyad Castle, the most beautiful and most mysterious castle in Budapest, is located behind the Heroes’ Square. The castle was constructed in 1896. A small artificial lake is located in front of the castle, serving as an ice rink during the winter. The castle was built to honor the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian conquering of the Carpathian Basin. The complex consists of 21 buildings of various styles.

The castle includes elements of renaissance, baroque, mysterious gothic and romantic styles. The castle was intended to house a temporary exhibition, but was instead kept for the amazement of all who see it. The castle is a copy of the Hunyad Castle in Transylvania, which the legendary Count Dracula used as his hiding place. Vajdahunyad Castle contains a bust of Hungarian actor Bela Lugosi, who played Dracula in a famous movie.

Today, this grandious castle is the largest agricultural museum in Europe, often housing exhibitions of various flowers and orchids. The park in front of the castle contains many statues that attract attention, but the statue of Anonimus, the scribe of King Bela III is especially attractive. We know that he lived in the 13­th century, but his identity remains a mistery. The entrance to the castle is grandious, and the towers are very tall and mysterious. When it was first constructed, the castle was built from cardboard, paper and wood, only for the replica to be built later from stone and blocks. There is a restaurant in front of the castle, as well as souvenir sellers and musicians. The castle and its surroundings were used in movies numerous times.

Ticket price for Vajdahunjad Castle
Entrance to the castle is free of charge, except for climbing into one of the towers of the castle, with a beautiful view, for only 1 €.

Opening hours of Vajdahunjad Castle
The castle is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm.

Author of the aricle: Ljubiša Đuričić

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