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“Interesting place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castle Hill (Varhegy)

Castle Hill (Varhegy)
Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary (Várkerület)
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Budapest City Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 230 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Interesting place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

It's sort of a precursor to Disneyland -- a temporary show of building styles that everyone liked so much they were rebuilt in stone as a permanent exhibition. It looks ancient but in European terms it's a baby -- not much over 100 years old.

Visited August 2012
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“fascinating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

we went up three times. late at night-the buildings all lit up. early in the morning-the sun rise, very quiet. afternoon for dinner. a special place.

Visited May 2012
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“Beautiful panoramic view of Budapest with the chain bridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

It's one of the highlights of our Budapest trip. Great view from the top. You can get there from hop on hop off bus, local buses, or take the cabe car lift up.

Visited October 2012
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“Venue to the campest changing of the guards and otherr delights”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Arrived up the hill to the changing of the Guard. Myself and my companion independently thought it was something out of a Mel Brooks set. Lovely site with interesting history

Visited September 2012
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“A nice walk in the past....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

One of the most beatiful part of Budapest from Matthias Church to Rondella of the Castle.
The church is renovated and is great with the nice tiles on the roof.
The Fishermens Bastion is a unique building with a stunning view to Pest. Some little, narrow streets with houses from the XVIII-XIX. century. Walking on, you can see the Sandor Palace, the residence of the President of the Republic. Some steps to the Funicular, which goes to the Chain Bridge. Walking on, we enter the Royal Castle and court. The Castle is the home of the Hungarian National Gallery and some other museums. In the evening the illumination is extremely wonderful and breathtaking.
You can see almost every part of Budapest in floodlight.

Visited October 2012
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