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Located in the Danube Bend, about 40 kilometers north of Budapest, the small picturesque town of Visegrád is famous for its medieval royal fortress ensemble: the royal palace, the Solomon’s tower and the citadel. Visegrád was the royal seat of the Hungarian kings during the 14th century. In 1335, a historical meeting took place among the Czech, Hungarian and Polish kings at the Visegrád palace.

Visegrad - Royal Palace
Visegrad - Royal Palace
 

The fortress was built Charles Robert of Anjou in the 13th century after the Mongol invasion. The fortress defensive system consisted of three main parts: the water bastions, the lower defense line with the Solomon’s tower and the citadel (also called Upper Castle).

Visegrad - Royal Castle ruins
Visegrad - Royal Castle ruins
 

The citadel and the reconstructed royal palace house the Visegrád Museum, now. The citadel, standing on the top of the 328 m high hill, offers a magnificent panoramic view of the entire Danube Bend. Visegrád is also an ideal place for the excursions into the north part of the Pilis Mountains.

Visegrad - Royal Palace
Visegrad - Royal Palace ruins
 

Full Day Danube Bend Tour

Full Day Danube Bend Tour

The Danube Bend signifies the 12 mile (20 kilometer) long bend of the Danube beginning at Visegrad. A visit to former Royal Residence and to Esztergom, the center of the Catholic Church are highlights of the day. Also enjoy a visit to the Baroque village of Szentendre, the town of museums, which house the work of local artists.

Full Day Danube Bend Tour 


 
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