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Szentendrei ut 135, Budapest, 1031

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Expert review of Aquincum

Step back in time with a stroll around the city’s rich Roman remains.

The Romans arrived in the area that is now Budapest in 35BC, and in the years that followed until their final departure in the 5th century this settlement was an important stronghold at the eastern edge of the empire. Their town was called Aquincum. A military camp lay in today’s Óbuda, and you can still see remains of the soldiers’ bathhouse under the Szentendrei út flyover and a massive amphitheatre a little further up. However, the most concentrated cluster of ruins comes 3km to the north, at Aquincum itself, where you can look around the Roman town that grew up alongside the legionary base. The museum on the site contains some fascinating artefacts that have been unearthed during excavations, including a fabulously well-preserved portable water organ.

Price advice: 

Entrance museum 850 forints (adult), 450 forints (concessions), discount with Budapest Card.

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Archaeological site, Architectural site, Historic site
Szentendrei ut 135, Budapest, 1031
1 250 1650
Months open:
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Opening times:
Apr 15–30 and Oct 1–31 Tue–Sun ruins garden 9am–5pm, exhibition 10am–5pm. May 1–Sep 30 ruins garden 9am–6pm, exhibition 10am–6pm. Closed rest of year.

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