We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All photos (7,708)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“castle hill”(1,372 reviews)
“national gallery”(176 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
As featured in One Day in Budapest
Szent Gyorgy Ter Square | Buda Castle, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 201 4927
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Varhegy
from $15.22
More Info
from $28.18
More Info
from $40.58
More Info
from $60.87
More Info
Reviews (10,511)
Filter reviews
5,751 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews castle hill fisherman's bastion national gallery matthias church funicular railway chain bridge cable car royal palace buda side beautiful area walk up the river walk around nice walk hop on hop off bus visiting budapest guard
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 5,751 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

It's a program for one day for anybody who want history culture fine dinning and the best sightseeing ever for the Danube with 7 bridge

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank trezor999
Reviewed 1 week ago

Varhegy Buda Castle is a must visit In Budapest. I enjoyed learning the history of the castle. The Architecture is stunning. The views of The Danube towards Pest are equally stunning. Visit it at night sitting on its majestic hill all a glow for an...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Stendel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Managed to visit Varhegy - Buda Castle at night The Castle has an amazing history and is quite stunning The views across the Danube towards Pest are simply amazing Make sure you take in a visit and get some great photos

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JeffTheChairman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a handful of must see sites in Budapest—Parliament, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Fisherman’s Bastion, Chain Bridge, and the Buda Castle District. Lucky for the traveler, they are all within a small area and for the truly hardy, a single day adventure. Buda Castle—also known...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank DSC-NOVA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Varhegy fills the eye with its magnificent image on top of the hill. Where ever you are around the river you will always see it. It looks so beautiful and glamorous while it’s looking down to the city. You must take the Funicular to go...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank yashdem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There isn't much to do here but it does provide some beautiful vista for photos. We explored many areas and found some old stairs leading to ramparts. It was a fun time. Don't take the funicular unless you're disabled. The walk up is easy.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank gsm1121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location from the Buda side to view everything that the Danube has to offer. The number of sights and the views are visually stunning. Great photo ops abound and a wonderful place to hang out. Free music on Sunday afternoons.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank XSki007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the Buda side, great area for walking around and great views of Pest. There is a huge palace turned into multiple museums, lots of restaurants, cobblestones , shops and our favorite church, St. Matthias and our favorite hotel, the Hilton Budapest.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Views from the terraces are beautiful. The area is very crowded. You can take a funicular to go there or climb the stairs.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nadkangla
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

The area is a must when visiting Budapest. The attraction points are crowded but there also empty streets where you can walk. It's nice but nothing special.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lily-AR13
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 368 nearby hotels
Lanchid 19, Budapest
863 reviews
.09 miles away
Hotel Clark Budapest
290 reviews
.17 miles away
Carlton Hotel Budapest
1,655 reviews
.24 miles away
Hotel Orion Varkert
676 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,970 nearby restaurants
Meat Boutique
1,735 reviews
.10 miles away
Korosfoi Kurtoskalacs
192 reviews
.07 miles away
Tabani Goesser Soeroezo
186 reviews
.22 miles away
Zhao Zhou teashop & lab
87 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,002 nearby attractions
Buda Castle
7,590 reviews
.05 miles away
Castle Garden
309 reviews
.12 miles away
Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria)
1,212 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
July 30, 2018|
Response from jktravel7 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know anything about this festival. So sorry
June 23, 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Derek S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry there was no artist. There when we went it was far too cold
May 10, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from JulieLee75 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't notice the Primark store. Use Google maps for directions as it worked well for us.