Maybe the most emblematic building of Visegrád which is commonly just referred as the castle of Visegrád, and with this emphasizing the cultural value of the respect-demanding complex peaking on the top of the Várhegy.
In reality, the Solomon Tower is part of the whole, too, which can be found on the base of the Várhegy as the Lower Castle. Nowadays, it requires some imagination to connect the two different sights which are even treated separately. The reconstructed layout gives a little help with this.
In every year, thousands of visitors goes to the Citadel, the highest sight of Visegrád, which has an extraordinary view on the Danube Bend from its terrace and which hosts many exciting exhibitions – mainly about the Middle Ages
Yet, why most visitors of Visegrád know and really adore the Citadel is the panorama from the top.
From the peak of the mountain, you get a view on the city and the Danube Bend that you will never forget for the rest of your life for sure. And if you have been here before, you just have to walk out to the terrace of the Citadel to be gripped by the unforgettable experience again.
Permanent exhibitions of the Citadel:
- Holy Crown exhibition
- Historical exhibition
- Panopticon (in the memory of the Congress in 1335)
- Medieval history of the weapons
- Royal hunting in the Middle Ages
- Outdoor presentation of the medieval war-equipment
1 March – 30 April: on every day, 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
1 May – 30 September: on every day, 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
1 October – 26 October: on every day, 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
27 October – 1 December: on every day, 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
2 December – 23 December: Friday-Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
24 December: CLOSED
25 December – 8 January: on every day, 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
9 January – 28 February: Friday-Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
(The cash desk closes 30 minutes before the end of the opening hours. Changes are possible regarding the weather!)
Adult: 1.700 HUF
Student/Pensioner: 850 HUF
Free: Under 6 years and above 70 years
In the Citadel, it is possible to pay with cash, SZÉP-kártya or credit card.
On the last Sunday of every month, visiting is free for the people who are defined in the order (for example, children under the age of 18 and accompanying parents).
On the days of the Hungarian National holidays (15 March, 20 August and 23 October), entering is free for everyone!
Parking fee: Auto: 300 HUF/h, Bus: 1.200 HUF/h