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.