Budapest Sights

Aquincum

  • Szentendrei út 135 Map It
  • Óbuda

Published 01/10/2017

Fodor's Review

This complex comprises the reconstructed remains of a Roman settlement dating from the first century AD and the capital of the Roman province of Pannonia. Careful excavations have unearthed a varied selection of artifacts and mosaics, providing a tantalizing inkling of what life was like in the provinces of the Roman Empire. A gymnasium and a central heating system have been unearthed, along with the ruins of two baths and a shrine once operated by the mysterious cult of Mithras. The Aquincum múzeum (Aquincum Museum) displays the dig's most notable finds: ceramics; a red-marble sarcophagus showing a triton and flying Eros on one side and on the other, Telesphorus, the angel of death, depicted as a hooded dwarf; and jewelry from a Roman lady's tomb. There are reconstructed Roman boardgames, interactive videogames, and a reconstruction of an ancient Roman musical organ in the basement level.

Sight Information

Address:

District III, Szentendrei út 135, Budapest, Budapest, 1031, Hungary

Map It

Phone:

1-430–1081

Website: www.aquincum.hu

Sight Details:

  • 1000 Ft Nov.–Apr.; 1600 Ft Apr.–Oct.
  • Closed Mon. Excavations may be closed due to weather Nov.–Mar.

Published 01/10/2017

Advertisement

Book A Trip
  • HOTELS

  • FLIGHTS

  • PACKAGES

  • CARS

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in Budapest

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks