Buda Castle or Budavári is a palace in which, intermittently, the kings of Hungary lived from the 15th to the 19th century. At this place stood a 13th-century palace built by King Béla IV of Hungary. The oldest parts of the palace that exist today were built by Stephen, Duke of Slavonia in the late 14th and early 15th centuries. Today, this palace is one of the symbols of the long tradition of Hungarian statehood. Visitors can enjoy the splendor of the royal edifice, chapels, Gothic halls, and many other luxurious chambers.