We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Castle Hill

Certificate of Excellence
Neighbourhood:
District I / Buda
As featured in One Day in Budapest and 2 other guides
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: Szent Gyorgy Ter, Budapest 1014, Hungary
Phone Number:
+36 1 201 4927
Website
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description:

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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$32.68*
and up
Budapest Castle District Walking Tour Including Fisherman's Bastion
More Info
US$49.02*
and up
Buda Castle Explorer with an Entrance Ticket to Matthias Church from Budapest
More Info
US$65.00*
and up
3-Hour Small Group History Tour of Buda Castle - A Kingdom of Many Nations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 7,622 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2775
    Excellent
  • 1309
    Very good
  • 165
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Steeped in history!

Don't miss this part of the city! Lots to see and explore. First visited here 10yrs ago, has become more touristy but not overly! Great views from the height, best reached in my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Laois1
,
Portlaoise, Ireland
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

7,622 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 4,266: English reviews
Portlaoise, Ireland
Level Contributor
74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't miss this part of the city! Lots to see and explore. First visited here 10yrs ago, has become more touristy but not overly! Great views from the height, best reached in my opinion on funicular! Like stepping back in time!!

Helpful?
Thank Laois1
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A wonderful place to take in the old and new city of Nice. You can watch the planes take off from the airport directly heading for the city before they bank to the right. A beautiful wooded place with quiet paths that meander down the hillside. Don't forget there is a lift you take beside the old town adjacent to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Eric M
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The night view from the castle mountains is a must. Really beautiful. But in winter it's cold, don't forget to put on more close.

Helpful?
Thank 正立 陳
Thatcham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
431 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Castle Hill and Buda's Castle District is a wonderful place to wander and admire. There is the changing of the guards outside the government building, the Matthias Church, Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion and lots of smaller well preserved buildings. The area also affords some beautiful views across the Danube River to the Pest sector of Budapest, including the beautiful... More 

Helpful?
Thank GlobetrottingViking
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Castle Hill is beautiful area, during the day and night. View over city from this point is also stunning. I personally fell in love with architecture 😍

Helpful?
Thank anjadraganic
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful place, free to visit such a nice palace. Makes you wonder how the royalty really lived back then.

Helpful?
Thank 182amirz
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
173 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took in the Castle District as part of our tourist bus experience and weren't disappointed. One of the highlights was taking the small funicular railway to the top of the hill and admiring the increasingly panoramic views of the city - especially the Chain Bridge and the Parliament building - the higher we got. Despite not going into the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mono_Jockos
Dallas
Level Contributor
129 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From this side of the city the skyline view is stunning. The red roofs, spires and river absolutely shimmer. If the funiculare line is too long you can walk up the hill using a switchback paved path that starts to the left of the incline. Definitely worth a trip to the top of the hill. It's a photographer's dream

Helpful?
Thank brooksz
Prague, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This castle besides on Buda, on the right side of the river Danube. The most of the building were rebuilt several times during the history, last time it happened after WW2 and now there are construction works again. Nothing remains from the original castle and now it's just a huge exhibition building.

Helpful?
Thank Viktor V
Level Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views and architecture but of mid-January visit wasn't helped by 80% of the shops/ galleries being closed (11am - 1pm ) and what appeared to us a lot of construction + renovations going on. Probably a lot nicer in the summer.

Helpful?
Thank Bruntypa

Travellers who viewed Castle Hill also viewed

Budapest, Central Hungary
Budapest, Central Hungary
 

Been to Castle Hill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Castle Hill and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from Castle Hill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in District I / Buda

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood