Varhegy
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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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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.
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  • Vörösmarty tér • 10 min walk
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA12,940 contributions
Jul 2022
This area was reduced to rubble during World War Two, but over the past several decades this historic district has been rebuilt in a fashion reminiscent of the original. The district is packed with points of interest, beautiful buildings, and many vantage points offer panoramic views of the Danube River and Pest which stretch out below.
Written 19 September 2022
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Cat J A
Melbourne, Australia363 contributions
Jul 2022
Part of the beautiful historic precinct on the far side of the river. We took the cable car which was a short but must do ride to take you up the steep hill, with a car all to ourselves. Alternatively, you could take one of the many little shuttles up and down which park at the base near the tram tracks. Once up, easy to spend many hours exploring the buildings and soaking in the view from the top.
Written 11 September 2022
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Mirjam H
Budapest, Hungary21 contributions
Jul 2022
worth hanging around, spending a couple of hours, nice view, from the castle hill. There are electronic shuttles takes you to the most important landmarks of the hill from the bottom, and back (like hop on hop off, just for the old town)
Written 13 August 2022
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lucille_04
Athens, Greece18 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
It was excellent place with great view...a town inside a castle, like you were lost in the previous century...
Written 11 June 2022
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Harrison F. Carter
Cologne, Germany10,600 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
It's a beautiful and wonderful walk along and through this area of the city... Buildings and views of the river, and the city beyond. Really enjoyed it.
Written 26 April 2022
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Charitos Kalitsiadis
Nafplio, Greece645 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Wonderful walk even with small children. Flawless view of the whole city and the Danube. Beautiful the museum and the outside of the Castle.
Written 28 December 2021
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA426 contributions
Dec 2021
I would just dedicate a majority of the day for this area since there is so much to do and the views are just amazing both during the daytime and nighttime. I think of this almost as an all inclusive resort on the hill. Really there is something for everyone and absolutely cannot be missed. Enjoy.
Written 17 December 2021
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,608 contributions
Nov 2021
It's easy to spend hours in this district, as there is so much to see: great views of the river, nice views of the architecture on the Pest side, and of course the Castle Quarter (and everything in there, including Buda Castle). Definitely worth a visit on any first trip to Budapest, or even subsequent trip, as there's a lot here.
Written 12 November 2021
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Shahrzad sh
Iran2,236 contributions
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, Romania2,871 contributions
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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