Varhegy
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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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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.
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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK638 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Great buildings, statues and incredible views - this area has a lot to offer for a relaxing tour. If you can i would recommend doing the area on foot as there is a lot to see. It is high up so either use the funicular or get a number 16 bus up the hill. Better still, stay in the castle district.
Our favourite area in Budapest.
Written February 20, 2020
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WorldTravellerSoon
Canada378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The Castle Hill area is a at the Buda side of the city. We started from the Fashion Street, walked along the river, crossed the Margaret Bridge, strolled along the river side and up the hill to see the Buda castle, Fisher Bastion and Matthias Church. We spent half a day in that area to enjoy the view and admire the magnificent buildings. On the way back to the Pest area, we crossed Erzsebet Bridge to the Fashion Street. It was a 32,000 steps walk but enjoyable.
Written November 22, 2022
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
I would just dedicate a majority of the day for this area since there is so much to do and the views are just amazing both during the daytime and nighttime. I think of this almost as an all inclusive resort on the hill. Really there is something for everyone and absolutely cannot be missed. Enjoy.
Written December 17, 2021
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Pandamedic
Lichfield, UK5,609 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We got a Bolt to the top of the hill as it saved us time and effort with just arriving in the city. Thee is plenty to see with some amazing buildings and even more amazing views of the city below, chain bridge and parliament. Definitely worth the views in the evening when everything i lit up.
Written February 24, 2020
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I W
Leicestershire, UK309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We visited on a sunday morning at May. we got there via bus 105 and the funicular railway, arriving around 10.00. We spent a couple of hours looking around including the castle. Fantastic views. Was getting busy at around 12.00, so suggest getting there early.
Written August 19, 2023
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rlahuddin
Jakarta, Indonesia342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
if you only have 2 days in budapest, then you must visit varhegy, thermal bath, and parliement building. varhegy is a area where most of tourist attraction located. each are very close one to another.

best place to enjoy city view from the hill.
Written January 28, 2020
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julie
Beccles, UK140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
So many interesting things to see,even without going inside. The surroundings are lovely with great views across the city. We were lucky to see the changing of the guards on arrival which added to our experience. Could spend countless hours meandering around this area.
Written February 10, 2020
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Dule1991_MNE
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited this place yesterday.
Was really blown away with the place. Loved the views and everything, will definitely come back in the future to visit it again.
Great architecture everything was perfect.
Written February 1, 2020
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Cat J A
Melbourne, Australia421 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Part of the beautiful historic precinct on the far side of the river. We took the cable car which was a short but must do ride to take you up the steep hill, with a car all to ourselves. Alternatively, you could take one of the many little shuttles up and down which park at the base near the tram tracks. Once up, easy to spend many hours exploring the buildings and soaking in the view from the top.
Written September 11, 2022
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glitteringprize
Dublin, Ireland137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
The whole area is well worth the trip as the views over the city and river are great. Just catch a 16 or 16A bus frm the city centre.
Written August 8, 2012
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