Buda Castle has been home to the kings of Hungary since the 13th century. The ‘Hungarian Versailles’ in Fertőd is the largest Baroque-style castle in the country. Queen Sissi’s favourite castle was the Royal Palace in Gödöllő, while Festetics Palace remained in the hands of the family it was named after for 200 years. Eger Castle is where one of the most ominous events in Hungarian history took place, while the medieval citadel of Visegrád served as the seat of the king. Füzér Castle was built by royal command following the invasion of the Tatars.
Part of the Castle District and a medieval royal residence, Buda Castle also served as an important cultural and scientific hub. Today it houses the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum and the National Széchényi Library.