Photo Credit: Vajdahunyad Castle/ AJ Alcaide


Vajdahunyad Castle is one of the most romantic castles in Budapest, Hungary, located in the City Park by a mesmerising boating lake/skating rink. The castle, despite all appearances, was built in 1896 and is, in fact, a fantasy pastiche showcasing the architectural evolution through centuries and styles in Hungary. The castle is the home of several festivals, concerts and exhibitions of the Hungarian Agricultural Museum.

Vajdahunyad Castle amalgamates some of the finest buildings in historical Hungary into a single eclectic palace featuring styles from the Middle Ages to the 18th century: Romanesque, Gothic Renaissance, Baroque buildings, from the Romanesque church of the village Jak to the Baroque palace of Prince Paul Esterhazy I.

Photo Credit: Vajdahunyad Castle/ Avinash Bhat

Although the Vajdahunyad Castle in the City Park may look like a historical building telling eerie tales, dating back to medieval times, the Budapest Vajdahunyad Castle was, in fact, built over only 100 years ago for the 1000th birthday of the Hungarian State in 1896 for the Millennial Exhibition, along with such Budapest attractions as the Millennial Monument on Heroes’ Square, or the Fisherman’s Bastion on the Buda Castle Hill. The main venue of the 1896 Millennial Expo of Budapest is the City Park (Varosliget). The castle is home to the museum of agriculture and has never been an actual royal or noble residence.


Vajdahunyad Castle
Vajdahunyad stny
Budapest, Hungary

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