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Castle Hill

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District I / Buda
As featured in One Day in Budapest and 2 other guides
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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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A sunny winters walk up the hill

We walked up on a beautiful bright day, and didn't take the funicular. It takes about 10 minutes, and is nice to stroll up; we also found out later that if you cross to the other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked up on a beautiful bright day, and didn't take the funicular. It takes about 10 minutes, and is nice to stroll up; we also found out later that if you cross to the other side of the street (right) there is another set of stairs that will take you up to the hill without so many tourists. A... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took 2 hours guided walking tour on castle hill and near Mathias Church. The neighborhood of Mathias Church is superb! Beautiful view, alleys with old buildings, very good place for a walk. However when we approached close to the castle, we realized it is not beautiful at all - it is castelish building rebuilt after World Warr II. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Id been so busy seeing the rest of the sights/christmas markets/bars restaurants that I almost missed the castle. We'd been on a wine cruise on the danube so seen how impressive it was lit up at night and I managed to get up on my last morning super early to visit. I was there at just after dawn and was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A sight woth seeing and experiencing. It is a hard climb up and ddown the many changes in elevation. It helps to be young and nimble. But two 80 somethings made without too much difficulty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Breathtaking view especially at night when the lights are up!!! But when the sun goes down or just shining it is amazing! Little but crowded- the ,,balcony,,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressive castle! We've enjoied visiting this place. It offers a beautiful view of the Danubius river, Chain Bridge, The Parliament and other beautiful sites!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've done both, walked up the hill and went up with the 'sikló' as well. If you choose walking, make sure you choose good walking shoes and have strong legs as you'll be walking for some time and going up a lot of stairs ☺️

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Across the parliament and with all the bridges view by noon/night is totally worth it, you can go up there with an escalator from the old times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a must see in Budapest and is free to get in. You can travel up in the venicular railway at a cost of 1200 for a single or 1800 for a return, and it has good view over the river. The castle itself is great to wander around and there are fantastic view of the city and Parliament across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went up the hill with the funiculaire, beautiful view. We arrived around 14:00, just in time for the changing of the guards. There is an art museum, but the palace itself is a work of art.

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Staying in District I / Buda

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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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