Aquincum

Address: Szentendrei ut 135, Budapest, 1031, Hungary
Telephone: 1 250 1650

- Budget

4.2

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.

Value for money
4.5
90%

Price advice

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

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Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Escaping the crowds
  • History
  • Design and architecture

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