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Budatower, Budapest

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The oldest building in Kapisztrán square is the Mary Magdalene Tower built in late Gothic style, also the only medieval monument maintained in its original form.

After being closed to the public for decades, Mary Magdalene Tower opened its doors to visitors again in the summer of 2017.

The Lookout tower on the higher level offers an extraordinary panorama with views to the most important buildings of Budapest and the nearby Buda hilltops. The 15th century building will soon be home to a cultural and tourism centre providing insight into both the Buda Castle and the church, as well as the Midday bell chimes and how it is connected to Hungarian history. In the Ruins garden, visitors can enjoy an hourly carillon.

Open every day from 10am until sunset.
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  • We brought Budapest cards so we could access most visitors sights. The stairs do not have handrails and die to their age are not even. When you get around half way up there is a spiral staircase for.....  more »
  • The architectural building is that of the Gothic era. The 600yr old building is also known as the " Mary Magdalena Bell Tower ". It is the only Lookout Tower in the Buda Castle. The tower...  more »
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  • Great view. Be prepared for claustrophobic staircase but views are incredible.
  • The tower is located in the Buda side of the river. Magdalene Tower (or often called Buda Tower) is a rare and amazing find in the Buda Castle District and an absolute must when in this area. After re-opening its doors to visitors, the tower offers views from the top that are absolutely breathtaking so the panorama is definitely worth climbing the total of 170 stairs to the top. After suffering severe damage during World War II and after being closed to the public for decades, the tall and reconstructed tower welcome visitors again and provides an extraordinary panorama with views to some of the most important buildings of Budapest.
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