Aquincum Museum, Budapest

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Learn about life at the frontier of the Roman Empire at Aquincum Museum. Located on the edge of the empire, the city of Aquincum was an important administrative and military center. It was part of the elaborate border protection system designed to keep barbarians out of the Roman world. Visit the museum to take in the city's history and explore one of the largest archeological collections in Hungary. The neoclassical main building is surrounded by partially reconstructed ruins that give you a sense of the city's layout. You can also see a fully reconstructed Roman house. Take a guided tours, which are given in English, French, and German. Be sure to book your spot in advance. Plan my day in Budapest using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • I was in Budapest not for the first time and long wanted to see the Roman city of Aquincum, or rather a museum organized on archaeological excavations. And finally succeeded. But... A little disappointed, expected a more interesting exposure, but what is, not bad. I liked fragments of the aqueduct, located not on the main territory of the museum, but not far from it, between the railway and road roads. If you have a lot of time planned for the inspection of Budapest, it makes sense to come here. But if time is limited - you do not need to visit, in Budapest there are a lot of more interesting attractions.
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  • With this site, we go back to the Roman origins of Budapest: on the border of the Empire, exposed to the blows of the Transdanubian populations insoumise, Aquincum was a huge city comprising both a fortified camp, a military city and a civil city. The field of ruins, little frequented, is pleasant to walk, shaded, punctuated by explanatory panels, suggestive reconstructions (the sanctuary of Mithra, the house known as the Painter ...) and thematic games that will enchant children (reconstitution of mosaic and broken pot, excavation space with a spectacular skeleton...). The museum, small but well done - not without humor! - and which presents some beautiful objects, completes the journey into the past. You can spend a long time on this site, walking around, dreaming sitting on a bench... and even have a picnic. Characteristic of the Hungarian desire to make the past alive, his visit is particularly telling for children. To get there, it is more convenient is to take the 54 bus or the 134 than the subway. Don't go down to the Aquincum stop but to the previous "Zhony utca" located just in front of the entrance to the site. Friendly welcome, free entry for the over 70s or, for the less old, with the Budapest Card.
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  • I enjoyed the place but I will come back with more time. My opinion is that if you really want to enjoy the museum, you need to go with time to read everything, because what you will see will not be enough to captivate you. Please don’t misunderstand me, I don’t say that the ruins are not interesting, what I say is that if you have the time to read what were those ruins back then, you will be able to see their beauty.
  • Very detailed explanations in English also, great additions since we're there ten years ago. There's a car park, by bus use No. 34. There is coffee machine and snack dispenser only, no cafe. Card payment is available. The cashier lady's very nice, friendly and helpful.
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