Buda Castle, also known as the Royal Palace, is a historical castle complex located in the heart of Budapest, Hungary. It sits atop Castle Hill, which is one of the highest points in the city and offers stunning views of the Danube River and the surrounding areas.
The history of Buda Castle dates back to the 13th century, when the first fortress was built on the site. Over the centuries, the castle underwent several transformations and renovations, with various rulers leaving their mark on the structure.
During the Ottoman occupation of Hungary, Buda Castle was heavily damaged and left in ruins. However, in the 18th century, the Habsburgs rebuilt the castle in Baroque style, adding grand courtyards, ornate staircases, and lavish interior decoration.