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Castle Hill

Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
+36 1 201 4927
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Lovingly restored after being reduced to rubble during World War II, this picturesque area is located in the heart of medieval Budapest, which is characterized by cobblestone streets, narrow alleys and lovely squares surrounded by baroque and classical buildings.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 201 4927
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Castle located in Buda atop of the hill which can be accessed via the funicular rail, across the road from the Chain Bridge, forms part of this magnificent Unesco World Hertige Site To avoid the very long queues, choosing instead to walk up the...More

Thank alexv243
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing views from the top you can see all the way across the city, so worth the walk! There are a number of restaurants, bars & hotels at the top aswell. The view alone is worth the hike!

Thank Courtz4444
Reviewed 3 days ago

After being restored to its original glory after the war, this iconic landmark is worth the trip up the mountain. Such wonderful views all over the city. Certainly was interesting, and lots to see. Crowded, but plenty of space up there. Also lots of places...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Seeing the Castle lit up was a sight to be seen, extremely impressive. Visited during the day and it didn't disappoint, went to the cafe in the garden area and listened to a local band.

Thank tequilla t
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The castle hill has several activities to offer. First of all is obviously the great view you have all over the city. This can be improved by going up in the tower from the castles church. Furthermore on hot days it is possible to go...More

Thank Gandi D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful area, lots to see and do. Take the tram car up to the top and walk around the castle grounds.

Thank travelintxan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The castle can be seen from most parts of the city as it is high up on a hill looking down on the river. I spent an afternoon on this side of the river, cross the chain bridge and it starts right on the other...More

Thank ShannonG801
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The architecture is amazing but this can be seen all over Budapest. I was interested in a historical tour but couldn't find it. However it is peaceful and pretty and still worth a visit for the views of Pest. We got the bus up but...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really beautiful area that stretches right across the centre of the Buda side. The castle buildings don't really feel like a castle, but as long as you don't mind that there are amazing views on all sides and lots to wander around...More

1  Thank AlexSwallow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must do. Can visit the Buda castle, Fisherman's Bastillone, and the Matthias Church. Take the funicular up or the guided bus.

Thank Lucy S
District I / Buda
The historical center to a city with a multifarious
and intricate past, Buda has some of the most
outstanding buildings in Europe and an enviable
natural landscape with stunning views onto the Danube.
Centered around the Royal Palace, it provides a
glimpse into the golden years of the Austro-Hungarian
empire and the lives led by the aristocracy at the
time. Matthias Church, beside the palace, hosted many
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23 June 2017|
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Response from Derek S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry there was no artist. There when we went it was far too cold
10 May 2017|
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Response from Julie L | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice the Primark store. Use Google maps for directions as it worked well for us.
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25 September 2016|
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Response from Dale C |
About 15 minutes. But there are blue electric buses which go up and down the hill every few minutes (no. 17, I think). They are very cheap & included if you but the 1 day or 3 day tram/bus/train/metro/trolleybus ticket... More