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Castle Hill

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District I / Buda
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Address: Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number: 0612014927
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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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Castle on the hill

Castle hill is a huge castle on top of the hill with views of Buda and Pest. There are a lot of steps to take to get up there (or you can use the elevator) but its totally worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Castle hill is a huge castle on top of the hill with views of Buda and Pest. There are a lot of steps to take to get up there (or you can use the elevator) but its totally worth it.

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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting site, should be visited if you're in Budapest. Improved a lot since our last visit.

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An absolutely magical view over the Danube and the majestic Parliament House across the water. Aside a permanent exhibition there was the most perfect and complete exhibition of the life and work of Modigliani with paintings and sculptures coming from musea all over the world. Sensational !

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The small gardens, fountain and statues around the castle, along with its location on the hilltop make for a very picturesque setting. I was pleasantly surprised and felt that this was one of the highlights of my trip to Budapest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking, the view as well as climbing the hill. Love that the gardens are opened until midnight, which less visitors.

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Cantonment, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful views. Awesome architecture. Great for strolling and people watching. St Mathias church is a must see. Loved all the statues with famous Hungarians on horseback. A must visit area in Budapest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When visiting Budapest, it is a must to visit this place. Such a lovely place to visit and also amazing views. If you have elderly people or any young children with pushchairs it is better to use the hill funicular as otherwise there is quite a long way up hill. We've seen the changing of the guards at around noon,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

OMG... what can I say, probably one of the most beautiful skylines I've seen since Norway,,,, hardly any high rise buildings, architecture is absolutely stunning, we spent a whole day wandering around here, stopping in a few places for a drink, hundreds of folk wandering around with tour guides,, there is nothing to this place that anyone could find boring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well, a lot of things to see at Castle hill, and the architecture of all buildings there is excellent. The view of the Danube river, Parliament and the Pesta riverfront is also fantastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We strolled the length of Castle Hill today. It was outstanding. This is a "must do" item during any visit to Budapest. The views of the Danube, the bridges, Parliament, St Stephen's Basilica and The Pest side of the city are absolutely spectacular. The statuary and the architecture are wonderful. There are numerous cafe's and coffee shops to relax.

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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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