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Castle Hill

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District I / Buda
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Address: Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
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+36 1 201 4927
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
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Lovingly restored after being reduced to rubble during World War II, this...

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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So much to see, plan for a full afternoon.

The Castle Hill area has so many things to see from the Castle itself to ancient Roman ruins and, of course, the funicular! Everywhere you look there is something interesting to... read more

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Castle Hill area has so many things to see from the Castle itself to ancient Roman ruins and, of course, the funicular! Everywhere you look there is something interesting to photograph and the view of the Danube and Pest are outstanding. Make sure to ride the funicular!

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The views from Castle Hill are stunning especially on a beautiful clear day in Budapest. We were going to wait on the funicular tram but decided we'd take the walk way instead and it was fine - even if you're not the fittest person in the world! There's plenty of places to stop and catch your breath and plenty of... More 

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Thank Shauna R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We wandered around here a couple of times and it's really beautiful! Amazing view from the top and very picturesque in the evening. Not the cheapest place to go for food though (for Budapest) so I'd bring a packed lunch or wander back into the main town for lunch/dinner.

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Thank Sally D
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The castle is enormous and beautiful. The view from the hill is nice and spacious. There are also some coffees to sit and enjoy.

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Thank Lorena K
Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This city is so underrated. The view across the Danube from the Pest side looking at the Buda side is absolutely gorgeous. We stayed at the InterConinental--It has amazing views especially at night..

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Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see area if visiting Budapest. This sits in a commanding position opposite the city and expensive views of the Danube, Chain Bridge and the central part of Budapest. On the hill itself there is Buda Castle containing a number of very worthwhile museums. It is spectacular at night.

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Thank Fellowtraveller00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very romantic or relaxing walk to the top. You will be able to take breaks in-between, which means it is not a difficult hike for those who want to know. I found the night scene was gorgeous but I bet sunrise would be wonderful too.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were very lucky to be in Budapest with such lovely weather (may) This is a must for any visitor, the views are amazing and the buildings and statues are all stunning. There is lots to see and learn. A few nice looking little restaurants aswell.

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Maineville, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you should go up there. We enjoyed out furnicular ride. we loved the views and walking around. Don't even need to go inside, just go there.

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Thank Patri2002
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long walk we finally reached the top. The complex was worth visting. Get a BKK card to help you moved around.

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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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