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Gul Baba's Tomb (Gul Baba turbeje)

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Address: Mecset utca 14, Budapest 1023, Hungary
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The final resting place of Gul Baba, Muslim dervish and member of the...

The final resting place of Gul Baba, Muslim dervish and member of the Bektashi order who died after the capture of Buda in 1541, is an ornate burial chapel with many religious items and Turkish rugs on permanent display.

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Of course as a turkish I have visited many times in my previous travel to budapest. Thats why , and as some reviewer wrote that it was under construction this time I did not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 April 2016
Suleyman A
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istanbul
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It is entirely closed off for now while it is being restored and renovated. Don't climb the steep and picturesque road until it's finished.

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bristol
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Lovely views from this area, but sadly the tomb and gardens were closed and turned upside down for building works which the sign said would last some time.

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

When I went there it was all open. The statue, the terrace and the tomb were a very interesting witness to the Ottoman heritage of Hungary. I hope that I will be able to see it again next year. It is a shame that it is shut at the moment but I look forward to an even better visit when... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Visit it bevause of its terrace, but the tomb itself is under renovation for almost a year. This decreases the experience a lot...

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Major refurbishment going on. Place is closed. You can get to the statue and take a picture with it. If that's your thing then go for it, otherwise save yourself the mild climb and wait till mid 2017.

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istanbul
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Of course as a turkish I have visited many times in my previous travel to budapest. Thats why , and as some reviewer wrote that it was under construction this time I did not visit. But next time if the construction be finished I will visit again.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

This is the tomb of Gül Baba (Rose-father), a Bektashi dervish/soldier/poet who lived there at the beginning of the 16th century, when Budapest was controled by the ottomans. I wanted to visit the interior of the garden at least, but unfortunately, in December 2015 the tomb was closed to visits due to "restauration and archaeological works" until 2017! Apparently, the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Off the beaten track, but not entirely remote, this could be an absolute gem of an attraction if it was better looked after. The shop was closed and pretty derelict when we visited, but the tomb is in good condition. This must have been a very impressive spot in Ottoman Times. The garden could be spruced up with a bit... More 

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Gul Baba's tomb is one less known spot so the place is quiet, not crowded, and fascinating as it's one of the last standing memories of the Ottoman Empire in Budapest. I think that in spring the smell and bloom of the roses -it was early march so they weren't bloomed yet- would be great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Gul Baba was a poet and a soldier in the army of Suleyman I. He came to Hungary in 1541. He was very close to the Sultan. He died during the Turkish Siege of Budapest and his coffin was carried by the Sultan himself. It was not until 1543–48 that a tomb was built over his grave by the third... More 

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