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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
District I / Buda
+36 1 201 4927
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 August 2012

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.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 April 2014

The Budapest "castle" is just a reconstruction, because the whole place was bombed during the WW2. So don't expect any history, don't expect anything, just crowds of people and a poor reconstructed castle and very cheap copy of a church, which looks quite nice from...More

3  Thank AdelaJelinkova
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice walk around the castle and ruins. Took the free escalator up and paid for the cute tram cars down. The views of the city are very good form this vantage point.

Thank carol16th
Reviewed yesterday

You can get up here by taking the short funicular trip, or just enjoy the walk if you are able to. We walked up from the Chain Bridge end and came down at the Vienna Gate end. Although the attractions do not open until 10am,...More

Thank betterthanwork
Reviewed 2 days ago

Imposing position on Pest overlooking the danube and the town. We first saw the castle on the night bus tour then visited again in ddaylight. You need to be there befre 12:00 to see the changing of the guard

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Castle Hill with the Buda Castle, Matthias Church, Fishermen’s Bastion, Buda Tower and old town is a must for any tourist! But there is so much to see, you actually need two days to fully enjoy this magnificent site! We went early the morning,...More

Thank Heloise L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful location with amazing views of an incredible city. Lots to see, and a place to eat and drink

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Arriving to Budapest, the first thing to visit is the Castle Hill. The castle hill is on the Buda side of the Danube nearly at the banks. It is the old part of Buda. Here you can find the National Gallery, which was originally the...More

Thank janosfeher
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely to see our up at night. We walked up during the day but you can take a paid elevator. Stunning panaronic views over Pest. Cafes etc and absolutely worth visiting. When up take a wander through the upper level of Buda old town lots...More

Thank sunshineandsunsets14
Reviewed 6 days ago

The castle is definitely a must see with beautiful architecture and grounds. Really wonderful views over the Danube and town and lovely day out strolling around.

Thank j0semr0drigues
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Castle is has a beautiful exterior. There was some restorations going on during our visit. It was very clean and was nice to stroll the grounds. The views were breath taking of the city below. We were there just at sunset. Well worth the...More

Thank heathermarie2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

The cobblestone streets, churches,restaurants, and small shops on Castle Hill make for a wonderful afternoon in Buda. You feel as though you have really gone back in time. We are planning to return to Budapest next year, and this area is first on the list...More

Thank lilygirl1999
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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
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31 July 2018|
Response from jktravel7 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know anything about this festival. So sorry
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Response from Derek S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry there was no artist. There when we went it was far too cold
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I didn't notice the Primark store. Use Google maps for directions as it worked well for us.