Hungary:

Where is this beautiful castle?

Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary

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 castle now houses the Hungarian National Gallery and The Budapest History Museum.
 
Buda Castle sits on the southern tip of Castle Hill, surrounded by the touristic area known as Várnegyed (Castle Quarter), which is famous for medieval, Baroque and Neoclassical houses, churches, public buildings, and monuments. The hill is linked to Clark Ádám Square and the Széchenyi Chain Bridge by the Castle Hill Funicular.
 
The castle is a part of the Budapest World Heritage Site, so declared in 1987. The original Royal Palace was ruined during WWII, it was rebuilt in a simplified Stalin Baroque style during the Kádár era.
 
Near the Central (main) facade of the Palace overlooking the Danube river, is the so-called Palace of the Danube terrace of Buda or terrace, which offer stunning panoramic views of the Danube river, district of pest, including Vigado concert hall, Gresham Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica and the remarkable Hungarian Parliament building which is one of characters and one of the main attractions of Budapest.
 

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