Buda Castle is a site that’s located in Budapest Hungary. This Castle brings together Baroque, medieval and modernist architecture in a UNESCO world heritage site. Buda Castle sits on the banks of the Danube River and is a site of incredible historical significance.
The palace complex was originally built for Hungarian kings in Budapest at its first version was created in the year 1265. Buda Castle has also been referred to as the Royal Castle and the Royal Palace and it sits on the southern tip of Castle Hill. The area where this Castle now sits is known as the castle district for its large-scale churches, century houses and structures.
The castle is also linked to Clark Adams square through the chain bridge and the Castle Hill funicular. The area was inducted as a heritage site in the year 1987 and the oldest part of the palace that stands today was completed in the 14th century.
Only a few fragments remain from the Renaissance era including the red marble balustrades and the decorative glazed tiles that can be found across the floors and stoves. A reconstruction effort took place in the year 1948 after the site was heavily damaged. A long-term development plan was created in the year 2006 that included reconstruction of many of the façades, the dome and the steps. Most of the reconstruction ever was financed by European Union funds.
On the Danube side of the castle sits the statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy sitting on an equestrian horse. The monument was first created in 1900 as a temporary solution as a statue of King Francis Joseph was completed.
Other statues throughout the site include a man taming a horse, a large bird, fishing children and several lions. Most of these pieces have been added and restored as works of art through the modernization of the castle.