Budapest is a true haven for architecture lovers and there are amazing examples of different architectural styles at every turn. If you want to see them all in one place, Vajdahunyad Castle deserves a spot on your bucket list.
Built in 1896, this castle was meant to celebrate 1,000 years since the Hungarian Conquest in 895 and it pays homage to the country’s rich historical heritage through its design. It was inspired by several landmark buildings located throughout the Kingdom of Hungary, most notably the Hunyad Castle in Transylvania.
If you pay close attention to this building, you’ll notice it’s the perfect mix of several architectural styles, including Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque. They all work in perfect harmony and give a special charm to this beautiful castle.
Vajdahunyad Castle is located inside Budapest’s City Park, just a couple of minutes away from Heroes’ Square. If you simply want to enjoy its grounds, you can visit it at any time, but the Hungarian Agricultural Museum on its premises is open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on work days, with exception of Mondays, and for one hour longer on the weekends.