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Sándor Palace (Sándor Palota) Tours and Tickets

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Also known as the Alexander Palace, the Sándor Palace (Sándor Palota) is the official residence of the president of Hungary. Sitting on St. George Square, just north of the Buda Castle complex in Buda, the palace was built in a neo-classical style between 1803 and 1806. Over the years, 19 different Hungarian prime ministers have called the palace home, including the famous Gyula Andrassy.

The palace was mostly destroyed in World War II and then ignored until 1989. After the fall of Communism in Hungary, it was gradually restored based on the original blueprints, which had been found in 1983. In 2002, the interior was completely renovated and furnished with objects that are reproductions of the originals. Today, the opulent Hall of Mirrors is used by the president for formal events, while the Small Empire Room is used for smaller gatherings. The Red Salon is considered one of the most elegant rooms in the palace and features a portrait of Empress Maria Theresa dressed for her coronation. The Round Salon has a replica of the original floor that was designed in 1928, as well as a ceiling covered with murals and niches displaying a variety of sculptures.

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Szent György tér 1-2, Budapest, Hungary, 1014
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Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry
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Budapest Castle District Walk with Matthias Church Entry

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Admire the beautiful Buda Castle District on a walking tour in Budapest. Follow a local guide around the cobblestone streets and hear stories of the city’s rich history. See UNESCO World Heritage sites like the Royal Palace, as well as the lesser-known landmarks such as Sandor Palace. Be sure to capture pictures with family and friends from the panoramic lookout of Fisherman’s Bastion before you head out.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.66
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$45.66
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Buda Castle District Small-Group Walking Tour in Budapest

Buda Castle District Small-Group Walking Tour in Budapest

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Explore the highlights of the UNESCO-listed Buda Castle District in Budapest on this small-group walking tour. With an historian guide, stroll around cobbled Castle Hill, Budapest’s oldest quarter, as you learn about its occupation by different nations and invaders down the centuries. Visit the Castle complex and Matthias Church; admire baroque and Gothic townhouses and churches; and enjoy panoramic views from the Fisherman’s Bastion. Morning and afternoon departures available, with entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 3 hours
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$51.73
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$51.73
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Essential Walking Tour

Essential Walking Tour

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Explore Budapest on a walking tour that highlights the history and landmarks of the Hungarian capital. Your guide shares commentary as you take in sites including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle and Royal Gardens. You’ll also stop at St. Stephen's Basilica, Chain Bridge, Matthias Church, and Fisherman's Bastion on a tour that provides time for photos and conversation, and makes an ideal introduction to the city.
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  • 3 hours
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$40.21
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Budapest Castle District: A private journey to medieval Hungary

Budapest Castle District: A private journey to medieval Hungary

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Dive head first into medieval Hungarian history on a private tour of the Castle District. Go beyond the general overview you find on most group tours and discover the secret history of the district. For 2.5-hours, enjoy the personal attention of a private guide and feel free to ask as many questions as you like. Round out your tour with a coffee and pastry at a traditional cafe.
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  • 3 hours
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$87.42
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$87.42
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General sightseeing tour

General sightseeing tour

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Discover the best of Budapest on this 4-hour private sightseeing tour. Learn about the rich history of the city with informative commentary as you pass by important landmarks such as Heroes Square, Buda Castle, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Fisherman’s Bastion. Explore the city on foot and by public transport—ticket not included—with your guide.
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  • 4 hours
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$80.43
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Budapest Orientation Walking Tour

Budapest Orientation Walking Tour

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• A walking tour in the twin cities Pest and Buda. • You will visit the monumental Saint Stephen’s Basilica, then travel across the Danube river and visit the Castle of Buda with the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and Fishermen's Bastion from where you can enjoy a magic view of the whole city. • Learn about the rich Hungarian history from your local tour guide. • Get tips and advice about cultural programs and attractions the locals like and hear about current politics, economy, cuisine, every day life style .
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  • 3 hours
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$40.21
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$40.21
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Fools and Kings - Private Tour of Buda Castle District

Fools and Kings - Private Tour of Buda Castle District

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Budapest’s Castle District is a layer cake of historical intrigue and stories that are easy to overlook if alone. This private tour lays bare this UNESCO-protected area: ensuring you cover it without getting lost, and sharing tales of the kings and emperors who shaped it that you might otherwise miss. Visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, and more; and finish with a coffee-and-cake break. A choice of departures provides flexibility.
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  • 3 hours
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$87.42
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$87.42
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Budapest 2-Hour Night Segway Experience

Budapest 2-Hour Night Segway Experience

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See the top attractions of Budapest with ease on a 2-hour nighttime segway tour. After the sun goes down and the tourist crowds have thinned, it’s prime time to explore the Hungarian capital. Plus, the easy-to-use Segway allows you to traverse the city’s hills and winding paths without breaking a sweat. Glide with your guide along the Danube, over the Chain Bridge, around the Fisherman’s Bastion, and to other illuminated landmarks.
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  • 2 hours
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$72.38
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$72.38
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Buda castle walking tour

Buda castle walking tour

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For history enthusiasts, Budapest is a treasure trove, known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with numerous historic attractions. So if you want to get the most of your sightseeing, don't miss this private tour of Castle Hill. Explore every corner of this storied district, from the historic Matthias Church to the stately Fisherman's Bastion, and everything in between. Since what you see is up to you, just ask your guide, and you can tailor the itinerary to fit your interests.
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  • 3 hours
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$157.40
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$157.40
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Guided Tour in Budapest Castle District

Guided Tour in Budapest Castle District

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A visit on foot to discover the famous district of the Buda castle. See the major places of interest from Matthias Church to the Royal Palace, and explore hidden gems on the Buda side whilst hearing stories of Hungarian history.
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  • 2 hours
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$3.45
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$3.45
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Accessible Budapest Tour

Accessible Budapest Tour

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Budapest can be challenging for people with disabilities, with some attractions difficult for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues to navigate independently. This private half-day tour removes the barriers: providing assistance and following a route that avoids steps and focuses on easily accessible sites. Visit Heroes’ Square, Buda Castle, and other sites stress-free, and by accessible minibus if you so require. A choice of departures provides extra flexibility.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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$114.89
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$114.89
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Comprehensive sightseeing tour

Comprehensive sightseeing tour

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Appreciating Budapest’s unique history and culture can be difficult on a self-led tour. Gain insight into highlights including Heroes’ Square, Buda Castle, and the Fisherman's Bastion on a comprehensive sightseeing tour, with round-trip transfer by foot and public transport for an authentic experience. Explore with a professional guide on a tour that encourages active participation, stopping regularly to ask questions and capture memorable snaps of the city.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$109.15
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$109.15
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Private Historical Tour of Buda Castle

Private Historical Tour of Buda Castle

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Explore Budapest's oldest castle on this private tour led by an historian guide. Take in the Gothic and Baroque architectural styles, the narrow cobblestone streets, and the historical details surrounding the castle while listening to your guide's commentary. Visit a Middle Ages-era synagogue, the Presidential Palace, and the Matthais Church.
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  • 3 hours
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$267.49
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$267.49
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Fools and Kings - Buda Castle District Tour

Fools and Kings - Buda Castle District Tour

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If guidebooks bore you, opt for an immersive Fools and Kings walking tour around the Castle District.  Follow your guide, as you go beyond historical dates and delve into the fascinating world of Budapest’s medieval times.  Explore Matthias Church, the Fisherman’s Bastion, and more as you hear entertaining stories about the people attached to them. You’ll even enjoy traditional cake and coffee at a local cafe.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$68.94
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Budapest Walking Tour with Your Private Guide: 20+ Highlights

Budapest Walking Tour with Your Private Guide: 20+ Highlights

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You have just 1 day to see everything? Or you have no idea what else Budapest can offer?This is your best chance.I will show you top attractions and hidden gems, gastronomy and local's life. Let me introduce you to our enchanting history of over 1000 years, let me show you the most breathtaking places and make you have fun. We start our time traveling experience on the first historical underground metro line in the Continental Europe, and go to the Heroes Square. We are still on the Pest side, when we get hungry, so we will go to a local restaurant, where I will help you choose between, "Gulyás Leves", "Marhapörkölt" and other delicious items on the menu, and than we continue on our journey. We will use public transportation only to cover longer distances. By the afternoon we will be on the Buda side, searching for the "Buda Castle", and finish the tour at the Matthias Church. By the end of the tour i will give you some ideas what else you can do here if you have more days than one.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$126.38
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Budapest Castle District: A journey to medieval Hungary

Budapest Castle District: A journey to medieval Hungary

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The hilltop Castle District is one of Budapest’s unabashed highlights, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site besides. Discover the highlights of the area, and learn all about its history, when you set off on a small-group walking tour. Over the course of several hours, you’ll visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, will venture inside Matthias Church, will admire the namesake Buda Castle, and more. Cap off your tour with a visit to a beloved local bakery, where you’ll enjoy a slice of cake and a coffee break.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$68.69
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$68.69
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Hoppy Hours - Private Budapest Craft Beer Tour

Hoppy Hours - Private Budapest Craft Beer Tour

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If you love beer and are planning a trip to Budapest, you may well be aware that the Hungarian capital has some great craft beers to offer. With this Hoppy Hours tour, you'll get to visit some of the city's best pubs, where you'll try out all sorts of local brews and snacks while you learn about Hungary's traditions around beer drinking.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$106.16
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$106.16
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Live virtual walking tour in the Buda Castle quarter

Live virtual walking tour in the Buda Castle quarter

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During this unscripted, outdoor, live virtual experience your licenced guide will walk you through the key sites of the Buda Castle quarter. The tours starts with the views of Pest followed by the Alexander Palace, aka the Presidential Palace and we'll also have the chance to have a glimpse of the Buda Castle too. During the second part of the tour, your guide will walk down the medieval streets of the castle's residential area to reach one of the most famous sites of Hungary: the Matthias church, surrounded by the iconic Fisherman's bastion. As a perfect frame to this tour, we'll finish with taking in the breathtaking views Pest, but this time overlooking the House of Parliament building. During this virtual experience all viewers have the chance to interact with their guide. Please note that this on location live streaming tour can be organized during the evening hours as well, when landmarks are illuminated by floodlights.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.15
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$109.15
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Student Group tour

Student Group tour

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See the best of Budapest on a private sightseeing tour that is geared for younger people who enjoy lively commentary. Go to highlights such as Heroes' Square, City Park, and Saint Stephen's Basilica, then soak in the views from Gellért Hill, and get budget-friendly recommendations for Hungarian eateries, activities, and nightlife.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$91.91
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Private Buda Castle walking tour & Danube river cruise with Margaret Island stop

Private Buda Castle walking tour & Danube river cruise with Margaret Island stop

Discover Buda, the castle district of Budapest and a UNESCO World Heritage. Buda is a romantic part of the city; here you can see the original parts of the city, which have defied earthquakes, fires, sieges, and the war. Visit Castle Hill with us! Admire the Sándor Palace, Matthias Church or the Fisherman's Bastion, and enjoy the incredible panoramic views they offer. Wander the small streets and contemplative squares of the district as you hear stories of the lives of Buda residents. In the afternoon enjoy a relaxing daytime cruise (not private) on the Danube river with drinks. During the cruise you have the possibility to have a great 1,5 hours long stop on the famous Margaret island.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.41
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$163.41
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Budapest Walking Tour with Your Private Guide: 10+ Highlights

Budapest Walking Tour with Your Private Guide: 10+ Highlights

Budapest has a lot to offer, but what are the main attractions you can see within' an afternoon? A private guide can show you more, explain you better and make your adventure more interesting than a book. Moreover you will always have someone who knows the best photo points. ;)
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$35.35
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$35.35

Walk in Buda with Hospital in the Rock Underground Cave Visit

Walk in Buda with Hospital in the Rock Underground Cave Visit

A walking tour to discover the famous Buda Castle District. Admire the main places of interest from the Matthias Church to the Royal Palace and also explore the underground history going down to the catacombs of the Hospital in the Rock.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.23
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$44.23
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Classic Walk in Budapest

Classic Walk in Budapest

A visit to the most famous monuments in the central area of the Hungarian capital: both in Pest and in Buda, on both sides of the Danube. The main attractions of the visit are the St. Stephen's Basilica and the famous Buda Castle district. While the tour is mostly on foot, we arrive at the Buda castle by public transport. Tickets for public transport are not included in the price. The visit lasts 3 hours normally.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.21
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$40.21
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Private Tour: Budapest Castle District and Medieval Hungary with Local Expert

Private Tour: Budapest Castle District and Medieval Hungary with Local Expert

Discover the history of the Castle area, from its medieval past to the present day. Take a 2,5-hour tour of the interior of the church of Matthias, visiting the best places in the area. Stop for a break for coffee and cakes at a local cafe. Feel the majesty of this historical buildings with personal professional guide, who will tell you fun facts about the city and places. ● Learn about the fascinating history of Budapest ● View the Royal Palace and the Presidential Palace ● Visit Matthias Church with your knowledgeable guide ● Take in breathtaking panoramic views from Fisherman's Bastion ● Explore the Castle, the UNESCO World Heritage site ● Enjoy included admission to Matthias Church ● Sit back and relax with a cup of coffee and cake at a cozy local café
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.00
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$163.00
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How much does it cost to visit Sándor Palace (Sándor Palota) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Sándor Palace (Sándor Palota) costs USD 3.45. Guided Sándor Palace (Sándor Palota) tours start around USD 3.45 per person.
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