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  • Address: Budapest, Hungary
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Castle Hill (Varhegy)

Castle Hill is Budapest's most spectacular - and most visited - district. In one small area you have most of the city's big-hitter attractions, including the Royal Palace with its museums and library, the Matthias Church, the Fisherman's Bastion and several spectacular statues. The views over the Danube to Pest are incomparable and worth the trip alone. 

Castle Hill has been settled since the 13th century, and you can still feel the scale of the medieval in its steep twisting streets and little square. It's watched over by a magnificent golden turul - the mythical eagle that is featured in Hungarian mythology. As you come up by funicular, the turul is practically the first thing you see.

The Royal Palace also has its fair share of fantastical statues, including a fountain featuring the young King Matthias posing as a hunter. The palace contains the Budapest History Museum and the National Art Gallery as well as the National Library.

The Matthias Church, a blend of styles, mainly dates from the 19th century and is notable for its patterned roofs and elaborate spires. The Fisherman's Bastion, nearby, was built in 1905, and is a fantasy of Neo-Gothic turrets and colonnades. From here you can get what may be the best Castle Hill views of all.

Practical Info

You can walk up Castle Hill, take the funicular or jump on bus 16, which connects with Moszkva Tér, on the M2 line of the Metro. Once up there getting around is mainly by foot, as traffic is restricted. You can take bus 10 or even a horse-drawn carriage ride if you're footsore.

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Private Walking Tour: Budapest Castle District, Budapest, null
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Private Walking Tour: Budapest Castle District

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On this private walking tour in Budapest, discover the secrets and sights of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Castle District, home to spectacular Buda Castle. ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.75
Budapest Castle District Walking Tour Including Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Budapest Castle District Walking Tour Including Fisherman's Bastion

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Get to know the Buda Castle District! Hungarian history of the Buda Castle District, from the first stone set to the modern day version we see today!  ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.57
Buda Castle Explorer with an Entrance Ticket to Matthias Church from Budapest, Budapest, Walking ... 
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Buda Castle Explorer with an Entrance Ticket to Matthias Church from Budapest

Hit the historical side of Budapest during this walking tour on the Castle Hill. Peek into the city’s oldest confectionery shop, hear stories and tales ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.78
3-Hour Small Group History Tour of Buda Castle - A Kingdom of Many Nations, Budapest, Attraction ... 
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3-Hour Small Group History Tour of Buda Castle - A Kingdom of Many Nations

Embark on a 3-hour, small group tour of Castle Hill, the oldest part of Budapest. In the company of a historian, explore Buda’s Castle and the surrounding ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Budapest City Tour with Castle Hill Funicular and Boat Ride, Budapest, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Budapest City Tour with Castle Hill Funicular and Boat Ride

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Explore Budapest on foot, by cable car and boat on this three-hour guided tour. Wander the grounds of Castle Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and learn ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.75
3 Hour Private History Tour of Buda Castle a Kingdom of Many Nations, Budapest, City Tours
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3 Hour Private History Tour of Buda Castle a Kingdom of Many Nations

Embark on a 3-hour, private tour of Castle Hill, the oldest part of Budapest. In the company of a historian, explore Buda’s Castle and the surrounding district ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $295.00
Buda Castle Walking Tour in Budapest, Budapest, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Buda Castle Walking Tour in Budapest

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Explore the historic the old town of Buda and you'll learn more about the Hungarian history and its greatest heroes. You will be taken to where Dracula lives ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Exclusive Full Day Budapest Sightseeing By Car, Budapest, Walking Tours
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Exclusive Full Day Budapest Sightseeing By Car

Enjoy this unique luxury package and make much of your day. Private sightseeing, private car, photographer, guide, 4 course candlelit lunch and a "sweet ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $477.75
Budapest Combo: Buda Castle District Including Fisherman's Bastion with Night Walking Tour and ... 
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Budapest Combo: Buda Castle District Including Fisherman's Bastion with Night Walking Tour and River Cruise

Explore the fascinating city of Budapest with a Budapest Combo tour including a walking tour of Castle Hill (Varhegy) and a 3-hour evening tour. Admire the ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $65.15
Budapest City Tour by Public Transport, Budapest, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Budapest City Tour by Public Transport

Budapest features a remarkably comprehensive and efficient public-transportation system, so to truly experience Hungary’s capital the way that locals do, there ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.00

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