Castle Hill

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The area
Neighborhood: 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
  • Batthyány tér • 10 min walk
  • Déli pályaudvar • 10 min walk

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Travel529
New York City, NY288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Walk around this area, you dont have to pay anything. Experience change of guard ceremony near Funicular. Your BudapestGo card wont work at Funicular, so pay extra. Worth a visit to Castle hill.
Written March 28, 2023
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Sandra C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
My friend and I flew into Budapest and joined an AmaWaterways tour group. We had a 2-night precruise package in Budapest. Budapest is wonderful, and we enjoyed 3 guided tours, one which included Castle Hill. Castle Hill is fascinating and well worth the time.
Written November 4, 2023
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Teodora Markova
Vratsa, Bulgaria19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
When you visit the Castle Rock try the Official Budapest bus - small electrical bus with 4 stops to all the great locations - Buda castle, Fisherman’s bastion, Buda tower and Castle gardens - dont’t stop in Buda tower - not much to see and a long wait for the buses
Written October 27, 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA15,050 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Castle Hill is densely packed with historic sites and opportunities for panoramic views. The Funicular is the easiest way to get to Buda, but the walk up the side of Castle Hill is the most scenic way as you walk through a park like setting with views of the Danube and the city of Pest below.
Written September 15, 2022
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E.L.E
Brno, Czech Republic18,537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Beautiful neighborhood leading up to the Buda Castle. Nice view of the river. Funicular and some restaurant options as well around here
Written July 10, 2022
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Venetiasamos
Athens, Greece483 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Panoramic views and nice walks in the castles. Sometime you could "see" the knights gossiping. Wander around the different levels of the area and take many many photos.
Written December 7, 2021
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Inspire587709
785 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Castle Hill, in Buda, has panorama of the Danube and Pest. Explore Fishermen's Bastion, Matthias Church, Royal Palace, National Gallery, etc. Night view of Castle Hill, from Pest, is good.
Written October 31, 2020
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maydiac
236 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Climbing the Castle Hill is pretty easy but you can also pay 5€ for the cable car (that's really expensive, trust me, it doesn't make sense to pay such a price for such an easy and fast climb).

At the the top, there are a few buildings, such as the President house.

You can have a great view of the Pest side. The Buda side is simpler, with residential buildings.
Written November 4, 2019
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JayCeeShropshire
Shropshire95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Great site to visit. We took the little blue train which drops you and picks you up at different sites. Plenty to see at each, we didn’t miss anything. The architecture is stunning.
Written May 22, 2024
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,972 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Castle Hill has to be the most visited area in Budapest, taking in Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion ,so much to see ,so much to enjoy, so much to take in, architecture is amazing, history attached to the area fascinating and the views down onto the beautiful River Danube awesome plus you have great views of the Pest side of the river, all in all its a wonderful must do attraction in Budapest if you're planning a holiday to this most beautiful of city's.
Written November 23, 2023
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