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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
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+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 see

It's a must see in Budapest and is free to get in. You can travel up in the venicular railway at a cost of 1200 for a single or 1800 for a return, and it has good view over the... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a must see in Budapest and is free to get in. You can travel up in the venicular railway at a cost of 1200 for a single or 1800 for a return, and it has good view over the river. The castle itself is great to wander around and there are fantastic view of the city and Parliament across... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went up the hill with the funiculaire, beautiful view. We arrived around 14:00, just in time for the changing of the guards. There is an art museum, but the palace itself is a work of art.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As part of a days walkabout we ventured along the riverbank from the Gellert spa to the castle. From this direction you find the lifts to the top which are free, alternatively you can opt for the quite expensive funicular railway at the other end of the river bank. We visited the museum which was a warm welcome from the... More 

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Visited on a walking tour 14/2/17 the castle itself is beautiful and offers a fantastic view of the city. A must on visiting the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A lovely castle and it was a nice tour visiting this place.I spent approximately two hours there.There are many this to see and after you finish the tour you can enjoy in Danube view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Would suggest going in the afternoon and then being there for sunset for great views over city at dusk.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic views even when foggy worth the walk just get up there and see for yourself if your already in Budapest

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

nice place with a lot of renovated buildings and services. the view from the hill to the city is marvelous, especially during flight shows:)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very nice Castle and i think that it is a must see from any traveller at Budapest! Special View at Night.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely Building, but again the weather was not good. so did not get the full benefit, but still worth a visit.

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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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