Varhegy

Varhegy, Budapest: Address, Phone Number, Varhegy Reviews: 4.5/5

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About
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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The area
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Neighbourhood: 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 events attended by the royal family and was the chosen place for the coronation of Franz Josef, one of the Hungarian Habsburg kings. Having admired the palace and the church, a visit to Buda will be unforgettable by the stunning and memorable panorama over Pest offered by the seven towered Fishermen’s Bastion.
How to get there
  • Vörösmarty tér • 10 min walk
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Popular mentions

4.5
10,652 reviews
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6,666
Very good
3,348
Average
554
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56
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Shahrzad sh
Iran413 contributions
Amazing area!
Oct 2020 • Couples
There is very beautiful and amazing area!full of historical building,churches,cafe,restaurant.and there is fantastic view too.Here is a beautiful gate with attractive architecture!
Written 8 September 2021
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,403 contributions
Superb district of Budapest
Jul 2021
A very nice area, full of beautiful buildings and monuments, offering amazing views over Danube and over Pest.
Written 31 July 2021
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,802 contributions
Best of the best
Jan 2021
It is an absolute must to see even if have 2-3 hours free time in Budapest!
You can get one of the most beautiful views on the River Danube not to speak about the Buda Castle...
Written 7 March 2021
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FCL
Everett, WA11 contributions
Varhegy
Nov 2019
Another magnificent edifice worth a visit. One won't miss it if you are already on the Buda hill; the palace,, the basilica etc.,
Written 15 October 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel32,284 contributions
Don't miss it!
Feb 2020
This picturesque hill on the Buda side of town is not to be missed!
It features a wonderful (reconstructed) castle, museums, churches, baths, restaurants and a stunning view of the Danube and of Pest.
Written 13 September 2020
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,308 contributions
Great area
Jan 2020
We got a Bolt to the top of the hill as it saved us time and effort with just arriving in the city. Thee is plenty to see with some amazing buildings and even more amazing views of the city below, chain bridge and parliament. Definitely worth the views in the evening when everything i lit up.
Written 24 February 2020
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Angela H
London, UK939 contributions
Castle District is free
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is the area where most of the tourist attractions are located! There are beautiful medieval houses and streets!
There are coach kids of tourists here! Tourist police located here and there is a changing of the guard!
Written 23 February 2020
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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK541 contributions
Great location - do it on foot if you can.
Feb 2020
Great buildings, statues and incredible views - this area has a lot to offer for a relaxing tour. If you can i would recommend doing the area on foot as there is a lot to see. It is high up so either use the funicular or get a number 16 bus up the hill. Better still, stay in the castle district.
Our favourite area in Budapest.
Written 20 February 2020
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Julie F
North Wales, UK61 contributions
Holiday
Feb 2020 • Couples
Varhegy simply stunning , go around the city on foot ,would not bother with hop on hop off buses or taxis as you can miss quite a lot.
Written 16 February 2020
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julie
Beccles, UK138 contributions
Impressive from it's lofty position
Feb 2020
So many interesting things to see,even without going inside. The surroundings are lovely with great views across the city. We were lucky to see the changing of the guards on arrival which added to our experience. Could spend countless hours meandering around this area.
Written 10 February 2020
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