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Castle Hill

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District I / Buda
As featured in One Day in Budapest and 2 other guides
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Address: Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 201 4927
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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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A must visit

As with Fishermans Bastion you must visit here. You can go up in the funicular or by bus or private small vehicle that is there beside the funicular. Expensive but worth it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As with Fishermans Bastion you must visit here. You can go up in the funicular or by bus or private small vehicle that is there beside the funicular. Expensive but worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful views available around the hill, including the river view down there and the lovely castles. An afternoon casual walk is highly recommended. If visiting in winter, please be sure to stay warm well since it is windy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked up as it's not that far and the exercise means you've earned a treat for later. Great view from the top and also saw the changing of the guards - well timed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From wherever you look around Budapest you will see this castle standing and shining at the top of the hill withing the clouds during the day, sunbathed during the sundown or backlit during the night. And when you reach it's top, view of the city and it's lovely building and bridges is just lovely from this castle. Rely popular and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful Buildings can be approached by either a Funicular or on foot View is very nice Lots of repairs were going n in Oct 2016

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the funicular up, walked around and enjoyed the views and then walked down. It's very pretty and the views of the city are great

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated in Buda side, you can go there by tram from Pest side, and then take a short walk to reach the top side of the hill. Be careful when the weather is rainy because it is a little bit slippery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You are better walking up it only takes 10 mins and it's better then taking the cable car which is about £6 each for a return which takes about 2 mins great views from top.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you do anything in Budapest, be sure to take a night river cruise to view all of the beautiful buildings lit up.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited in a nice autumn day, we took a long tour around the castle and the views are really worth it. It's a shame that you cannot go all around the castle. At some point the tours stops and you have to return on the same way. One thing: there was a big queue to get to the funicular... More 

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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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