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Buda Hill Funicular

District I / Buda
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Address: Szent Gyorgy ter, Budapest, Hungary
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Better than walking up the hill

This is a great way to get up to castle hill. There is a small fee to ride the funicular but it is worth it to enjoy the views as you ascend rather than walking up a reasonably... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great way to get up to castle hill. There is a small fee to ride the funicular but it is worth it to enjoy the views as you ascend rather than walking up a reasonably steep hill.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We've been to Budapest several times and although we do this with friends who haven't been before, and it's a nice trip in cable cars that aren't over-crowded, it's really not too far to walk and you still get the views without paying extra! It's easier than you think. The queues are often very long for going up though not... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely thing to do in Budapest, the views were amazing. Although the ticket lady was rather rude

Thank Joanne G
Amherst, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on our ship on the Danube and jumped off for some quick site seeing. Better than climbing! Great views from the top and fun to walk around and look at the steps up here.

Thank Patricia D
Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

l love these old cable cars. Go early in the morning if possible. From 10 am the line at the ground station starts to grow rapidly. Fantastic views at the top from the city within the city. Hard to imagine that at a time the city council wanted to demolish this unique piece of history.

Thank Peter D
Lincoln, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful cars running up and down the hill that aren't crammed with people. The queues were long but didn't take long to go down. The views from the top are amazing!

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God, Hungary
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a local and I always see that tourists are queuing at the bottom while at the top there are only 3-4 folks waiting. So local advice: get up by bus, take a walk (it's not that much and really nice) and take the funicular downhill. You save about 30-45 minutes. ;) (before you board, check the guards at the... More 

2 Thank BitErik
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience that offers good views of Budapest esp. when you reach the top. The price for the short ride is a bit dear.

Thank micgela
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 1st visit here - it was having a major overall so was closed. 2nd visit - the day we choose to use it (our last day) ther was a mechanical problem so was closed,.This time we bought return tickets so travelled up & down. Personally don't do heights but wouldn't have missed it for the world!

Thank Karen K
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No discounts for pensioners, that's me. Very short ride. Not worth the money. Nice view. Busy tourist spot. People selling gifts, and Hop on Hop off bus tickets. Next to the river near a bridge.

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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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