Gul Baba Tomb

Gül Baba Tomb

Gül Baba was a dervish who died shortly after the fall of Buda to the Turks. His tomb, built between 1543 and 1548, is one of the capital’s most well-known historic monuments dating from the time of the Turkish occupation. It is, to this day, one of the important pilgrimage sites for Moslems.

In 1690 the tomb was converted into a Christian chapel, which was later rebuilt in the Baroque style. The octagonal tomb, covered with a dome, suffered damage on a number of occasions; it acquired its present form in 1962.

During the restorations which were begun in 1996, a colonnade, two ornamental wells, a “csesme” – which has a cultic role – and a marble-faced “szelszebil” were added; a genuine Turkish coffee-shop and an exhibition room were also provided for the visitors.


Attraction: Gül Baba’s Tomb (Gül baba türbéje)

Country: Hungary

City: Budapest

Location: Buda, II. district

Transport: M2 Moszkva tér or Batthyány tér

Address: Budapest, Mecset u. 14.

Open: May-Sept Tue-Sun 10-18, Oct-Jan Tue-Sun 10-16

Price: 500 HUF

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