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

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