10 Interesting Facts About Buda Castle

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Interesting Facts About Buda Castle

Facts About Buda Castle

  • The first royal residence on the Castle Hill was built by King Béla IV of Hungary between 1247 and 1265.
  • The ceiling of the Habsburg Room was decorated with a fresco representing the apotheosis of the Habsburg Dynasty. It was the last important work of Károly Lotz, painted in 1903, one year before his death.
  • Postage stamps depicting the castle were issued by Hungary on 26 March 1926, on 1 June 1967 &  on 30 April 1986.
  • Buda Castle is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest.
  • Buda Castle was first completed in 1265, but the massive Baroque palace today occupying most of the site was built between 1749 and 1769.
  • Buda Castle now houses the Hungarian National Gallery and The Budapest History Museum.
  • Buda Castle is a part of the Budapest World Heritage Site, since 1987.
  • The castle courtyard was used as the setting for Katy Perry’s 2010 music video, ‘Firework’.
  • The original Royal Palace was ruined during WWII, it was rebuilt in a simplified Stalin Baroque style during the Kádár era.
  • During the Ottoman era, the extensive cave system was utilized by the hunters to store tigers and Hungarian mountain bears.
Interesting Facts About Buda Castle
Interesting Facts About Buda Castle