In Production

Castle Builders

Documentary film supported by the National Film Institute

After analysing millions of Instagram posts, The Thinking Traveller agency has found that the Buda Castle is the 8th most photographed and posted palace in Europe, coming before even the Palace of Versailles. In our film, we present the history of the Buda Castle, a favourite among tourists, from the 1100s to the present day. From the constructions of King Béla II and King Sigismund, through the Renaissance palace of King Matthias and the 150 years of Turkish occupation, to the constructions of Maria Theresa, as far as the monumental architectural programme of Franz Joseph I. The palace of the turn of the century was destroyed and transformed by World War II and the communist state. It is now being rebuilt by hundreds of specialists.